After two years of federal oversight of Metro safety, local governments are close to significant steps needed to take that safety oversight responsibility back. The first step is hiring a full-time executive director for the Metro Safety Commission.
The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation is recommending a new train track running from Arlington to Fredericksburg and a new stop in downtown Richmond as part of the DC2RVA high-speed rail project.
RICHMOND — Metro has not been able to maintain operations and keep the public safe, Virginia’s transportation secretary says. “It’s not a popularity contest. This is not about making sure everybody’s happy,” Aubrey Layne said.…
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.