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  • Austin, TX Cap Metro trains run almost completely empty always, corruption for Federal money.

    08/08/2020 4:50:25 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 19 replies
    First hand testimony | 8 August 2020 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    The Capital Metro (Cap Metro) trains in Austin, TX run without passengers, not a single one, almost every day during the weekday. This is first hand witness knowledge over a several month period. The drivers of those trains must have one of the best jobs in the world, with high pay, health benefits and retirement, etc. and almost never a passenger with whom they have to interact. I asked someone knowledgeable in Austin why this his happening and that person told me it is because they are receiving millions in Federal money for the trains. The thought then came, "Are...
  • Metro bus crashes into pole in downtown Seattle; driver extricated

    06/13/2020 3:16:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | 6/13/20 | KOMO News Staff
    SEATTLE - A Metro bus plowed into a car and pole Saturday morning on 3rd Avenue in downtown Seattle, trapping the driver and bashing in the front end of the bus, emergency officials said. One of the two occupants in the car was also injured. The lone passenger on the bus sustained very minor injuries, said Torie Rynning of King County Metro.. Officers and fire crews responded to the scene, at the Spring Street intersection, at about 9 a.m. after receiving reports of an accident involving a bus. The King County Metro bus was found against a pole. Crews worked...
  • Paris metro passengers stop Arab men from harassing Jewish man

    02/05/2020 8:49:30 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    JTA via Jerusalem Post ^ | February 4, 2020 06:30 | Cnaan Liphshiz
    Passengers aboard a metro train in Paris stopped four Arab men from pursuing a Jewish man they were harassing over his faith, the victim said. […] The four men asked a Jewish man wearing a yarmulke for a cigarette, said the report based on the man’s testimony. When he said he didn’t have one, one of the men told him: “You Jews have enough money to buy some.” The Arab men then cornered the man against the wall of the train car, but he escaped. The men pursued him, but were blocked by other passengers. …
  • ‘Prosperity in Peril’: DC region bus study recommends significant changes

    04/29/2019 11:50:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    WTOP ^ | April 29, 2019 | Max Smith
    The D.C. region could be suffocated by even more traffic if major improvements to the region’s bus system do not come soon, a draft report obtained by WTOP finds. Even so, making those changes in a way that avoids negative impacts could be extremely challenging. The Washington Area Bus Transformation Project draft strategy’s executive summary, labeled “not for circulation,” paints a dire picture of what happens if bus-only lanes, totally revamped bus routes and other changes are not implemented: “Without transforming the bus system, the region’s competitiveness and livability are at risk.” The report groups more than two dozen recommendations...
  • New Haymarket commuter bus begins Dec. 17

    12/16/2018 11:17:18 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Prince William Times ^ | November 28, 2018 | James Ivancic
    Commuters who live in western Prince William and Fauquier counties can leave the driving to someone else come Dec. 17 when a new bus begins round-trip service from Haymarket to Arlington. The “OmniRide Haymarket Express” will make four trips in the morning and four return trips in the afternoon and early evening. It will run along I-66 between Haymarket and the Rosslyn Metro station. The trips will originate from the new park-and-ride lot on the northeast corner of U.S. 15 and Interstate 66. The Monday-through Friday service is meant to give workers an alternative to traveling by car. It’s the...
  • Court Allows Metro to Refuse Pro-Life Ad Celebrating Christmas as the Birth of Jesus

    08/01/2018 9:32:27 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 31, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for D.C. ruled against a Christmas ad Tuesday that the Archdiocese of Washington wanted to run on the Metro. The Washington Times reports the court ruled that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority can prohibit religious and political ads, as long as it does so consistently. In 2015, the Metro adopted a policy that prohibits political, religious or advocacy ads on its transportation system. Then, in 2017, it rejected the archdiocese’s Christmas ad, arguing the ad violated its policy. The ad showed the silhouette of three shepherds and sheep facing a bright star, the...
  • DC Is Tired of Lyft and Uber Being Better Than Its Awful Metro

    04/09/2018 9:22:34 PM PDT · by BBell · 52 replies
    https://spectator.org/ ^ | 4/9/18 | ANDREW WILFORD
    A city government that would drag everyone down to its level.It’s like the old saying of city government goes: if at first you don’t succeed, tax something that is succeeding. Members of the Washington, D.C. government have suggested a way to prop up its failing Metro system while hamstringing its competitor. Mayor Muriel Bowser recently proposed a nearly 400 percent tax increase on ridesharing services, increasing the fee that users pay from 1 percent to 4.75 percent. This would increase the tax on a $10 trip from ten cents to forty-seven cents. Local officials are proposing to use this tax...
  • Toll lanes over Potomac, DC Streetcar changes, road widenings

    01/22/2018 7:56:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    WTOP ^ | January 17, 2018 | Max Smith
    WASHINGTON — Expanding and extending Beltway toll lanes over the Potomac River sooner, delays and changes to D.C. Streetcar plans, and changes to widening plans for a number of roads across the region. Those are some of the transportation projects that moved forward to be part of long-range plans that can actually be constructed in coming years. Other projects accepted Wednesday as having the funding to move forward include an additional lane by 2025 on Interstate 95 south just across the Occoquan River to exit 160, and a plan to widen Route 15 from Battlefield Parkway to Montresor Road near...
  • Subway drivers REFUSE to stop at several stations in Paris because of huge rise in violent crime

    01/16/2018 12:06:57 PM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 16, 2018 | Julian Robinson
    Subway drivers are refusing to stop at some stations in Paris because of a surge in violent crime at some stops, it has emerged. Frightened drivers say they are not calling at certain stations in the French capital's north east in order to 'protect passengers' and themselves. Some stations are increasingly being used by crack dealers, they say, with Marx Dormoy on line 12 and Marcadet-Poissonniers on lines 12 and 4 said to be among the worst hit.
  • Judge Rules that D.C. Can Ban “Religious” Christmas Ads on City Buses

    12/14/2017 2:30:20 PM PST · by detective · 27 replies
    The New American ^ | 13 December 2017 | Warren Mass
    A federal appeals court judge on December 8 denied the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington’s request for an injunction against the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), challenging the agency’s refusal to allow the Archdiocese to purchase advertising on D.C. buses that featured a Christmas message. The complaint filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on November 28, stated that, “the Archdiocese wishes to access a widely available advertising platform on the exterior of public 2 buses as they traverse public thoroughfares to convey a simple message of hope in connection with the Christmas season.”
  • Dulles Toll Road Fee Projected to Increase to $4.75 in 2019, $6 in 2023

    10/22/2017 11:15:56 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Reston Now ^ | October 18, 2017 | Dave Emke
    Users of the Dulles Toll Road can expect to pay more in 2019, according to a 2018 draft budget presented to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board today.No increase from the $3.50 toll ($2.50 at the plaza and $1 at the ramp) is planned in 2018; however, it is expected to jump to $4.75 the following year. Numbers presented by the Board’s Finance Committee show that is only the beginning of the hikes.In 2023, the toll is projected to go up to $6. Additional jumps of $1.25 or more are projected every five years for the following two decades, resulting...
  • 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...
  • Two attackers . . . accused of planting a nail bomb . . . on St Petersburg metro (trunc.)

    04/03/2017 12:15:55 PM PDT · by libstripper · 26 replies
    Daily Mail (Uk) ^ | Apr. 3, 2017 | Gareth Davies, Julian Robinson, & others
    Full title: "Two attackers on the run as images emerge of first 'terror suspect' accused of planting a nail bomb which ripped through carriages on St Petersburg metro killing at least ten and injuring 50" Text of Excerpt: Two suspected terrorists are on the run after a nail bomb planted in a St Petersburg train ripped through the carriages - killing at least 10 people and injury 50 today. Several Russian media outlets have released the CCTV picture of the bearded suspect who was wearing a long, black top and a hat blamed for causing the carnage by detonating a...
  • St Petersburg metro blast leaves many injured - media

    04/03/2017 5:23:35 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 185 replies
    An explosion has hit an underground station in the city of St Petersburg, Russian media report. The Tass and Interfax agencies reported a blast at the Sennaya Ploshchad metro station, which left a number of victims.
  • US transportation secretaries have left a lasting legacy in D.C. region

    02/27/2017 5:51:05 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Dayton Daily News ^ | February 23, 2017 | Lori Aratani - The Washington Post
    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao had been on the job only a few weeks when she took action on one of the region's most intractable problems and directed millions in federal transit dollars be withheld from the District, Maryland and Virginia until they create a safety agency to oversee D.C.'s subway, Metro. Chao was making good on a threat by her predecessor, Anthony Foxx, a move that surprised some local officials who had hoped that the jurisdictions had shown enough progress to stave off the action. It's too soon to say whether Chao's action is a sign she will continue...
  • Two men plead guilty after accusations to set off pressure-cooker bomb in New York City

    02/11/2017 5:22:06 PM PST · by grundle · 46 replies
    kfor.com ^ | Feruary 11, 2017 | Katrina Butcher
    <p>NEW YORK – Two New York residents accused of conspiring to support ISIS and plotting to set off a pressure-cooker bomb in the city have pleaded guilty to all charges against them, federal prosecutors and New York City officials said.</p>
  • Swedish fake fact-checker page pulled from Facebook

    01/22/2017 10:22:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 22 January 2017 14:55 CET+01:00
    A Swedish fake fact-checking page reported on by Britain’s Guardian newspaper has been pulled from Facebook after a string of critical articles. The Mediekollen page, which purported to be a fact-checking website but instead itself pushed propaganda and fake news, was removed from Facebook on Friday afternoon after Viralgranskaren, a fact-checking site run by Sweden’s Metro newspaper, contacted Facebook to complain and wrote an article on the site. “We noticed that after we wrote the article, they wrote an article saying our article was fake,” Viralgranskaren’s Hugo Ewald told The Local. “I then posted some comments under that article, and...
  • New O’Keefe Video: Leftists Plan to Blockade Trump Inauguration

    01/17/2017 1:10:35 PM PST · by maggief · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 17, 2017 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    <p>James O’Keefe and Project Veritas released a new undercover video on Tuesday showing left-wing activists with the “DisruptJ20” effort plotting to stop Donald Trump’s inauguration by chaining D.C. Metro trains and blocking roads. The video adds a layer of deep detail to a story by Ryan Lovelace in the Washington Examiner earlier this month, “How protesters plan to wreck Donald Trump’s inauguration,” which first reported the efforts of “#DisruptJ20.”</p>
  • 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...
  • Police officer for D.C. subway system accused of trying to help ISIS

    08/03/2016 8:31:49 AM PDT · by NRx · 46 replies
    WaPo ^ | 08-03-2016 | Rachel Weiner
    A Metro Transit police officer has been arrested and charged with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State, marking the first time a U.S. law enforcement officer has been accused of trying to aid the terrorist group. Nicholas Young, 36, of Fairfax, Va., was arrested Wednesday morning at Metropolitan Police Headquarters in Washington and his employment was terminated. Young, at the request of an undercover federal agent, sent codes for mobile messaging cards that Young believed would be used by Islamic State fighters overseas to communicate, according to an indictment filed in federal court in Alexandria, Va.