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Furloughed federal employees are heading back to work today after the longest shutdown in history, which lasted 35 days.
Since the partial government shutdown began more than a month ago, the cash registers at small businesses in downtown D.C. catering to federal employees have gone quiet. “Nobody’s here. It’s like a ghost town,” one business owner said. It’s proven disastrous for their bottom lines.
Metro’s Yellow Line falls off the map for two weeks starting the Monday after Thanksgiving as the transit agency shuts down the bridge over the Potomac River for repairs.
Metro has reached a tentative deal to buy a 149,700-square-foot vacant building at L’Enfant Plaza formerly known as the Reporter’s Building.
More than three years after Carol Glover died when smoke filled a train near L’Enfant Plaza, Metro is still working on new tunnel and ventilation system inspection and maintenance procedures, ways to identify the location of smoke in tunnels and regular testing of smoke detectors.
A group is proposing an autonomous vehicle pilot program along 10th Street Southwest, also known as L’Enfant Plaza, calling the stretch from Independence Avenue to The Wharf an ideal candidate for an AV pilot zone because of its manageable daily vehicle volume — about 4,300 cars a day.
A Metro mechanic fired after an investigation into the deadly smoke incident near L’Enfant Plaza showed he had falsified records must be allowed back on the job, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
Federal Transit Administration safety inspectors note other parts of the Metro system facing similar water issues, including portions of the Red and Blue Lines.
The union argues Metro riders are safer with a worker who falsified fan records back on the job.
D.C. Fire and EMS Chief Gregory Dean says he disagrees with a Metro court filing that said his department was solely responsible for rescuing passengers during the 2015 fatal smoke incident near L’Enfant Plaza.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has threatened a shutdown, and the relationship between the FTA and Metro appears strained.
The agency saw more shortfalls last year, according to the analysis. Rail and bus fleet reliability also took a hit.
More passengers were injured on Metro in 2015 due in part to overcrowded platforms and last January’s fatal smoke event that sent dozens to the hospital.
“We agree wholeheartedly with Secretary Foxx that this needs to take precedence and all three of the jurisdictions — us, Washington, D.C. and Maryland need to be ready to go next year, and we look forward to working with them on that, but we think Sec. Foxx is absolutely right to keep the pressure on us,” Virginia Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne says.
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