By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
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Metro is an abbreviation of metropolitan, and is the name of many products and services relating to urban areas, especially public transport systems.* A Metro is a rapid transit underground or elevated rail system. - Source: Wikipedia
Ikea is being criticized for deleting images of women from the Saudi version of its furniture catalog, a move the company says it regrets.
Daily-deal provider LivingSocial delivered a clutch hit for the Washington Nationals and the District on Thursday by offering to pay for extended Metro train service in October, if needed, when the ballclub enters the playoffs for the first time in decades.
D.C. developer Warren C. Williams Jr. was on his way to a project meeting in 2007 at Metro's headquarters when he got a call telling him that D.C. Council member Jim Graham, a Metro board member and chairman of the council's real estate committee, was displeased.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's expenditure of $88 million in overtime pay largely because of its inability to find qualified job applicants and a lack of D.C. residents in its workforce is troublesome to two members of the D.C. Council, who said Metro has to do more to correct those and other problems.
Records suggest that the the Metro's 600-member police force has conducted little enforcement of the transit system's everyday rules and that the department also counts among its ranks people who have been arrested for violent and predatory crimes.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's policy of forbidding employees from speaking to the media is at odds with a law designed to reduce impropriety at transit agencies by protecting insiders who bring concerns to light, an expert said.
Ninety-seven percent of the bus and train operators at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority are black, with only six white women out of more than 3,000 drivers, according to Metro documents — a lack of diversity at one of the region's largest employers that has led to an acknowledgment of failure in affirmative-action documents and spawned a series of lawsuits.
Metro will consider offering New York City-style unlimited monthly passes in concert with fare increases after its board of directors expressed concern Thursday that riders are too dissatisfied with the rail system's performance to pay more without new incentives.
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A top manager at Metro created a $140,000-a-year job for a friend whose California-based company had received stimulus funds and contracts from the transit agency — including one for $50,000 that paid for the design of a single banner hanging in Metro's downtown headquarters.
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Metro's Board of Directors on Thursday advanced proposals to cut bus and rail service to help close a $72 million budget gap.