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Here are some ideas for new, easy #wmata stories (@amaxsmith @AdamTuss @theDCrider @JWPascale @kojoshow @loriara)

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@amaxsmith @AdamTuss @theDCrider @JWPascale @kojoshow @loriara Do an update of this story on Metro's escalator replacement timelines…
@amaxsmith @AdamTuss @theDCrider @JWPascale @kojoshow @loriara Instead of timelines for escalator work, do the same international comparison/benchmarking for lighting, platform, bike rack, etc. upgrades…
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NEW: The State of Maryland is withholding $55 million in capital funding from #WMATA.

Transpo Sec. Pete Rahn says WMATA has not responded to its audits on how Maryland’s money is being spent. “An unfortunate but necessary step... in response to... pattern of fiscal obfuscation”
And note Rahn is taking a seat on the WMATA board starting this month. Quite an entrance.
Maryland is supposed to give about $221 million for capital funding this year, so that's about a quarter of its contributions.…
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#wmata construction personnel have requested their track rights for the massive Yellow/Blue Line shutdown.

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Good advice! Try your best not to drive alone; it'll slow down buses and the shuttles and mean everybody gets to their destination later than they want. #wmata
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1/ Re: #WMATA poll by the Post, there is an important question whose answer speaks to the long-term dilemma the transit system (and many transit systems) faces:
And that question is: what does it matter if 600,000 people ride the subway today instead of the 700,000 average weekday trips of yesterday. Similar question can be asked of falling bus ridership? If people have found a better way around, then, so what?
Thing is, it's not that simple. And these large figures require contextual analysis. First, Metro has significantly disrupted peoples' lives with lousy service -- thus resulting in lower ridership. And the lack of service of weekends, for instance, harms folks, too.
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#WMATA Board meeting day: Changes to Metro hours & an update to bus overhaul plans among items on agenda………
Safety tip of the day: avoid winter slip, trips and falls
And "imagine you're a penguin"
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Dear @JackEvansWard2 and whoever's listening at #WMATA. I argued years ago that if you could tell us HOW LONG it would take to clear the maintenance backlog, it was worth some temporary pain of late-night service cuts. [THREAD]…
The late night cuts moved forward, but we never got a straight, clear answer from the GM or anyone else at #WMATA *how long* (even a range of how long) it would take. I've been asking for that ever since, publicly and privately.
This year I was part of the team of advocates and some other unlikely bedfellows who came together, and said publicly Metro couldn't be good again w/o more $$$. So I helped pass dedicated funding. I've taken a lot of heat for that, which I don't mind. But you know what I do mind?
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"The FTA finds that the 7000-series BCBs do not provide adequate warning for passengers with visual impairments, and create an unsafe condition that poses a substantial risk of death or personal injury."

The FTA is requiring #WMATA submit a work plan by June 29th, and require all cars be equipped with the new barriers by December 31, 2018.

#WMATA told me yesterday that the agency expects to be complete with all between-car barriers by Spring 2019, after the newly-publicized FTA deadline.
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THREAD: The #MarchForOurLives via @AMarch4OurLives –– March 24, 2018
Information and twitter vignettes from around the world.
The major #MarchForOurLives via @AMarch4OurLives is in Washington, D.C
ROUTE: 🔽 Screenshot from excellent explainer video within the article
Via D.C. Metrorail: Metrorail Info @Metrorailinfo
Follow @wmata and @Metrorailinfo for updated information on Metro service before, during and after #MarchForOurLives #MarchForOurLivesDC #MFOLDC #wmata
How To Use The DC Metro… cc @AMarch4OurLives
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