Examiner says Metro "unsafe at any speed." Of course, I agree with this statement, but not for quite the same reasons. The Examiner editorial board instead places a good deal of emphasis on union contract negotiation. The editorial also emphasizes transparency. Transparency is important but the bigger issue has been and remains to be Metro's failure to comprehend how emphasize safety in a meaningful way.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund to help improve the Mall. WTOP reports an "AP EXCLUSIVE" that the non-profit that funded the Vietnam Wall will help rehab the Mall. They begin with $96,000 in spending to fix an irrigation system and help with weed abatement.
Brief update on Metrobus versus pedestrian accident. WMATA says the Metrobus operator has tested negative for drugs and alcohol. The name of the driver has not been released, and police are still investigating. No charges have been filed yet.
Did Teddy Win? Controversy comes out of Nationals Park. Teddy appeared to win the Presidents' Race last night but was disqualified.
Metro's budget is in trouble. I'll have more information about this in a longer post, but Michael Perkins over at GGW takes a look at Metro's budget situation. Doesn't look good at all. Fare hikes likely.