Fed up with unreliable service, many Metro commuters are switching to other modes of transportation. Although ridership is down overall, figuring out how many people have left specifically out of frustration is difficult. (WAMU)
The region’s tough rental market is most burdensome for millennials and retail workers, but you probably already knew that. (City Paper)
The return of Gray?
Former mayor Vincent Gray might run for a council seat, either against Yvette Alexander in Ward 7 or Vincent Orange (or David Grosso) for at-large. And who knows, a run for chair against Phil Mendelson in the future? (City Paper)
Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli hasn’t ruled out throwing his hat into the ring for the 2017 gubernatorial race. Should he run, he’ll be up against the already-declared former Senate candidate Ed Gillespie. (Post)
Mayor talks merger
Mayor Bowser is holding private talks with Exelon and Pepco to try to reach a deal on the proposed merger. But environmentalists say it’s unlikely Exelon, a staunch foe of renewable energy, will budge much. (Post)