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  • It’s raining inside the McPherson Square (Washington DC) Metro Station!

    05/22/2018 3:27:50 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 9 replies
    Twitter ^ | 22 May 2018 | Twitter
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  • Metro will stay open later for Caps-Lightning Games 3 and 4 — thanks partly to … Qatar?

    05/15/2018 9:00:23 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 11 replies
    On Tuesday, Evans told The Washington Post that the tiny, wealthy nation of Qatar has agreed to pay the $100,000 fee to keep Metro open until 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, when the Capitals host Game 4. That game also is set for an 8 p.m. start.
  • Justice Dept. Backs Archdiocese in Christmas Subway Ad Fight

    01/18/2018 6:29:08 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Crux ^ | 1/17/18 | AP
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Justice Department on Tuesday threw its support behind the Archdiocese of Washington in a court fight to have its Christmas fundraising ads displayed on D.C. buses. The archdiocese sued Metro in November, arguing the transit agency’s refusal to sell ad space violated its First Amendment rights. But a federal judge rejected its request to force Metro to post the ads, which showed a biblical Christmas scene and the message, “Find the Perfect Gift,” encouraging charitable donations and church attendance. The Justice Department’s Tuesday court filing called Metro’s ban on ads that promote or oppose religion unconstitutional...
  • D.C. Metro Transit Police officer “attracted to Nazis and Islamic terrorists at the same time...

    12/17/2017 12:55:49 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 17 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 12/17/2017 | Robert Spmcer
    Full title: D.C. Metro Transit Police officer “attracted to Nazis and Islamic terrorists at the same time. Both hate Jews.” Indeed. The Qur’an depicts the Jews as inveterately evil and bent on destroying the well-being of the Muslims. They are the strongest of all people in enmity toward the Muslims (5:82); they fabricate things and falsely ascribe them to Allah (2:79; 3:75, 3:181); they claim that Allah’s power is limited (5:64); they love to listen to lies (5:41); they disobey Allah and never observe his commands (5:13). They are disputing and quarreling (2:247); hiding the truth and misleading people (3:78);...
  • Media Conspicuously Omits D.C. Metro Shooter’s Immigration Status

    09/05/2017 10:34:58 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | Sept 5, 2017
    A disturbing incident involving a shooting inside a busy Washington D.C. metro station has received a lot of media attention, but all the reports conspicuously fail to mention if the suspect is an illegal immigrant. A man was captured on camera firing a gun down the escalator of the Columbia Heights Metro station in Northwest Washington in the middle of the afternoon on August 25. He eluded police for days and authorities needed help capturing him so they revealed he had an extensive criminal history and identified him as 22-year-old Cesar Morales, Hispanic with brown eyes, black hair and facial...
  • CONGRESS QUIETLY PASSED A BILL ALLOWING WARRANTLESS SEARCHES OF HOMES—ONLY 1% OPPOSED IT

    08/25/2017 5:27:32 AM PDT · by bitt · 68 replies
    the LAST AMERICAN VAGABOND ^ | AUG 24, 2016 | RACHEL BLEVINS
    A MAJOR RED FLAG WAS BURIED IN THE TEXT OF A BILL WITH A SEEMINGLY HARMLESS TITLE. (TFTP) A bill that will allow homes to be searched without a warrant was passed with overwhelming support by the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Trump—and it happened with no media coverage and very little fanfare. On the surface, House Joint Resolution 76 looks harmless. The title of the bill claims that its purpose is “Granting the consent and approval of Congress for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia to enter into...
  • ACLU suing Metro Over Removal of Ads involving Milo Yiannopoulos, PETA

    08/10/2017 7:26:43 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 4 replies
    WMAL ^ | Aug 8, 2017
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) – Groups whose ads for buses and trains were rejected by a District of Columbia transit agency are suing.</p> <p>The groups that sued the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority on Wednesday are the American Civil Liberties Union, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a women’s health care group, and conservative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos’ company. The groups say parts of WMATA’s ad policies violate the First Amendment.</p>
  • MILO ‘Dangerous’ Ads Banned from Washington, DC Metro Stations

    07/07/2017 8:29:31 PM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | July 7, 2017 | Lucas Nolan
    Advertisements for former Breitbart Senior Editor MILO’s new book DANGEROUS have been banned from Metro stations across Washington, DC. Washington’s Top News reports that advertisements for former Breitbart Senior Editor MILO’s new book DANGEROUS have been banned from being displayed in Metro subway stations and cars across Washington, DC. Metro reportedly determined that the advertisement – which features an image of MILO with a quote that reads “THE KANYE WEST OF JOURNALISM” – violated their policies which ban issue-oriented, political, and other advocacy related advertising. The ads were posted this week and have now been removed, according to Metro. In...
  • Trump budget plan would deal blow to Washington region’s transit; Purple Line at risk

    04/06/2017 4:01:35 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 16, 2017 | Lori Aratani and Katherine Shaver
    Federal funding for Maryland’s Purple Line is in jeopardy, as are Metro’s hopes for a significant increase in money from the government under President Trump’s proposed 2018 budget released Thursday. Trump’s proposed spending plan, which slashes the federal transportation budget by 13 percent, also curbs long-distance Amtrak service out of Washington and cuts millions in federal grants that the region’s governments have relied on for new rapid bus lines, road work, bus stop improvements and bike paths. The cuts came as a shock to many, considering Trump’s campaign pledge to pump $1 trillion into the nation’s crumbling infrastructure. “I find...
  • [DC] Metro’s special inauguration SmarTrip cards won’t feature Trump

    12/21/2016 4:19:16 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 48 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | December 21, 2016 6:33 pm | Jack Moore
    WASHINGTON — Metro is now selling special-edition versions of its SmarTrip payment cards to commemorate the upcoming presidential inauguration. The cards, which sell for $10 and provide unlimited Metro access the day of the inauguration, feature an image of the White House against a red-white-and-blue flag backdrop. Notably absent? Any reference to the soon-to-be 45th president of the United States: Donald Trump. The 2013 and 2009 inauguration-edition SmartTrip cards both featured a smiling image of President Barack Obama.
  • Metro’s crumbling crossties may be too small to begin with

    11/17/2016 10:13:41 AM PST · by detective · 23 replies
    WTOP ^ | November 17, 2016 | Max Smith
    The Federal Transit Administration is raising questions about whether Metro rail ties are the proper size to keep tracks safely in place. A federal inspection report released Wednesday says inspectors have “consistently noted” WMATA crossties on mainline track that are 7 1/2 inches. Metro’s own standards call for rail ties at switches to have at least an 8-inch face. The inspection report noted that as of Sept. 24, Metro had not responded to federal inspectors’ questions about crossties that are a half inch narrower than internal standards. It is not clear how many of the smaller crossties exist in the...
  • Man Hijacks Metrobus; Pedestrian Fatally Struck: Police (Armed Teens Hijack DC Metro Bus)

    05/03/2016 9:07:00 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 28 replies
    NBC Washington DC ^ | 03 MAY 16 | News staff
    A man attacked a Metrobus driver with a weapon and hijacked his bus Tuesday morning, D.C. police said. The bus then struck a pedestrian, who later died. It's not clear where the bus was taken from, but police say the bus in now stopped at a gas station in the 4300 block of Minnesota Avenue in Northeast Washington. Police say the suspect got on the bus and attacked the bus driver with a weapon. The driver managed to get off the bus, but suffered a back injury in the process. He is expected to be OK. The suspect then drove...
  • Feds appoint safety experts to Metro board (Washington DC)

    04/29/2016 7:38:32 AM PDT · by deks · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/28/16 | Melanie Zanona
    The Department of Transportation is appointing three new members to the board that oversees Washington’s Metrorail system to improve safety at the beleaguered transit agency. The announcement on Thursday comes amid heavy frustration with Metro’s continued safety problems and rail disruptions, including an unprecedented shutdown of the entire system for emergency inspections last month. “Building a safety culture is not easy and requires relentless focus at every level,” said Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in a statement. “These three new Federal members will build on our promise to bring a laser-like focus on making the transit system of our nation’s capital...
  • The Tragic Deterioration of Washington’s Great Society Subway

    04/12/2016 3:38:18 PM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    Human Events ^ | Apr 12, 2016 | Michael Barone
    If you live any distance beyond the Capital Beltway you probably didn’t notice, but an important part of government in Washington shut down on Wednesday, March 16. That’s when the Metro subway system’s recently installed general manager, Paul Wiedefeld, ordered a one-day shutdown of the entire 117-mile system for emergency inspection of track-based power cables.
  • Here’s how to really make America great again

    03/30/2016 12:59:55 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Market Watch ^ | March 17, 2016 | Jeff Reeves
    What the heck is wrong with us? On Wednesday, Washington, D.C.’s entire Metro subway system shut down with almost no notice to perform emergency inspections, just days after a cable fire “crippled” three lines. The nation’s second-busiest rail system has been plagued by safety problems in recent years, including a 2015 incident where smoke from an electrical malfunction killed one person and a deadly 2009 crash on the system’s Red Line that killed nine people. And with a new Metro chief that has been vocal about returning to a culture that puts safety first, many say that Wednesday’s move is...
  • Metro Shutdown Highlights Risks of Democratic Transportation Autopilot Formula Proposal

    03/24/2016 7:45:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    MCGOP ^ | March 22, 2016 | Mark Uncapher
    In an unprecedented move to protect Washington Metro riders’ safety, the entire transit system was closed for a day last week in order to conduct emergency inspections of electric cables. This had to be done, since a rash of fires, fatalities and other breakdowns has raised concerns about the 40-year-old rail system’s continued capacity to deliver safe, reliable service. Currently the Metro Rail fares cover only a portion of its operating expenses. The system is completely dependent on its parent jurisdictions for paying any capital costs. Without state support, the necessary money would not be available. Few events better highlight...
  • Washington DC is shutting down the entire subway system on Wednesday with no notice - safety checks

    03/16/2016 2:24:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/15/16 | Kelly Mclaughlin & AP
    Washington DC is shutting down the entire subway system on Wednesday with no notice for urgent safety checks The entire Washington, DC, subway system will shut down for at least 29 hours to inspect electrical components on the tracks following a fire near one of the system's tunnels, officials said on Tuesday. The shutdown comes after a fire broke out on Monday about 4.30am in the tunnel outside the McPherson Square station in downtown Washington. The fire led to delays on the orange, blue and silver lines, which go through the station. The Metro subway system will shut down at...
  • Entire Metrorail system to shut down Wednesday (Washington DC)

    03/15/2016 2:38:52 PM PDT · by OwenKellogg · 86 replies
    wtop.com ^ | 3/15/2016 | WTOP Staff
    WASHINGTON — Metrorail will shut down entirely for more than a day beginning at midnight Wednesday for safety checks, Metro has announced. Metrorail will reopen at 5 a.m. Thursday. Metro General Management Paul Wiedefeld says that the 29 hours should be enough time to inspect 600 underground jumper cables that provide power to the energized third rail to run the trains. There is no word yet of the closure’s impact on federal offices or its employees — many of whom rely on Metro to get to work. The Office of Personnel Management says it will provide an update later today....
  • “Youths” Jump Couple at DC Metro Station in Latest Knock-Out Style Beating (VIDEO)

    01/19/2016 2:59:29 PM PST · by lowbridge · 35 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | january 17, 2016 | jim hoft
    A DC couple was brutally beaten at a Metro station in Washington DC after watching a movie Saturday night. Police are looking for several youths in a spree of recent Metro beatings. The youths sucker-punched the couple and kicked their faces. This is the fourth such attack in the last month on Metro passengers. The media has mostly covered up this story. The young couple said they would have likely found another way home if they would have heard about the number of recent beatings.
  • Union Station Metro Closed Due to Police Activity

    11/14/2015 5:59:30 PM PST · by revivaljoe · 20 replies
    NBV4 ^ | 11/14/2015 | NBC4
    Union Station Metro is closed due to police activity, Metro reported. Bus service is being requested to transport passengers. No other information about the nature of the incident was immediately confirmed. Stay with News4 and NBC Washington for more on this developing story.