DC’s Youth Rehabilitation Act allows judges to hand down lenient sentences for offenders under 22 if they don’t have a criminal record. Hundreds initially sentenced under the act went on to commit more violent crimes. (Post) Twitter
Pink slip for track inspectors?
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) is none too pleased about Metro track inspectors falsifying reports, and says the workers in question should be fired. He still has faith in Paul Wiedefeld, though. (WTOP) Twitter
Who do you represent?
DC’s Ward 2 Councilmember and WMATA Board member Jack Evans threatened to veto Metro’s proposed late-night service cuts. But is he putting the interests of his downtown constituents above the interests of all Metro users? (Post) Twitter
MoCo money talks
Montgomery County Council members will discuss Ike Leggett’s plan to appropriate $11 million towards Marriott’s headquarters relocation and $8 million towards a future Purple Line station. (Bethesda Beat) Twitter
The Trump-FBI building connection
Two of the developers in the running to build a new FBI headquarters in either Maryland or Virginia have long-standing personal and business ties to President-Elect Donald Trump. (Post) Twitter
SmarTrip’s Trump wisecrack
Metro plans to introduce commemorative SmarTrip fare cards to mark Donald Trump’s inauguration next month. Here are a few humorous takes of what the fare cards could look like. (Washingtonian) Twitter