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Get There: October 15, 2006 - October 21, 2006

Metro Looking for More Citizen Advisers

Metro formed a Riders' Advisory Council a year ago and now is looking to fill eight slots on the 21-member panel that will become vacant because that group's terms are expiring. The eight vacancies will consist of three slots for Montgomery County residents, one for Prince George's, two for the District and one for Fairfax, as well as one at large slot. Metro makes the final selections of the people to advise the transit authority's board of directors. The positions are unpaid, but you get the satisfaction of telling the people who run the subways and buses what you think of their performance. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on Nov. 3. You can fill out an application form online. It includes questions about your experience with the transit system. Metro says it wants to get a good cross section of riders who have experience with different aspects of...

By Robert Thomson  |  October 20, 2006; 9:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Metro  
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All Lanes Reopen on I-270 Following Early Morning Crash

All lanes have reopened on I-270 after a crash before 6 a.m. this morning. A reconstruction crew had been on the scene, according to Maptuit....

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Who's To Blame?

Interesting story in today's Post from a poll of Virginia voters: The poll finds support among Northern Virginians for tax increases to improve the road and rail network. Also, people are angry with the state government for failing throughout 2006 to advance any measure that would improve traveling conditions. Specifically, the poll found that 55 percent of the likely voters in Northern Virginia blamed the General Assembly for the ineffective special session last month, while 11 percent blamed Gov. Timothy M. Kaine. If they'd called me for the poll, I'd have spread the blame out a bit more. I'd up the share of heat that the governor should take on this. While this is Kaine's first year in office, Virginia gives any governor only four years to make a difference on any issue, because of the one-term limit. Kaine told Northern Virginia voters he really cared about their troubles getting...

By Robert Thomson  |  October 19, 2006; 9:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Transportation Politics  
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