Two riders were trapped in the Cheverly Metro station for 20 minutes after the station manager mistakenly closed up before the last train. The Metro customer service line had no way to reach a live person late at night, so one called 911 while the other posted on Facebook. It sounds like the 911 call was what got Metro staff over there to open the doors. (Lindsey Mastis/WJLA, Mark Berman/Post) Twitter
Metro ridership was down a bit on the first workday of the fare hike, but service disruptions could have been to blame. It’ll be important to track this long term. (Kytja Weir/Examiner) ... A software error let some riders keep paying the old fare at 34 stations Monday. (Lisa Rein/Post) Twitter
Gray for Smart Growth, not bike lanes?
Vince Gray has started revealing more about his plans if elected Mayor. He seems supportive of Smart Growth but somewhat skeptical about bike lanes. (The Other 35 Percent, Eric Fidler) Twitter
LaHood the superstar
The U.S. Secretary of Transportation used to be a virtually invisible Cabinet member who accomplished little. Then Ray LaHood got the job, pushed major policy changes, and has blogged and Twittered up a storm. (Ashley Halsey/Post) Twitter