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Staff Writer — Washington Post
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I write stories about how people live and work in the D.C. region for The Post's Transportation and Development Team.

Family of Metro victim Carol I. Glover sues WMATA for $50M

washingtonpost.com — The family of Carol I. Glover, the Alexandria woman who died earlier this month after being trapped on a smoke-filled Metro train, on Friday filed a $50 million lawsuit against the transit authority. Glover's two sons Anthony (Ray) and Marcus Glover attended the press conference at the offices of their lawyer Patrick Regan.

Inert grenades? Ah, just another day at airport security

washingtonpost.com — MT @TSAMedia_MarkH: Busy morning for @TSA @Atlanta_Airport. So far today, 2 loaded guns & 2 inert grenades. pic.twitter.com/QFkrVqC6oe - Ross Feinstein (@TSAmedia_RossF) January 29, 2015 Last week, our colleague Mark Berman offered readers some fun details about the interesting items that TSA officers confiscate at airport security checkpoints (knife in an enchilada, anyone?).

Super Bowl rules: guacamole yes, drones no

washingtonpost.com — Super Bowl XLIX is just days away, but officials at the Federal Aviation Administration are doing their best to get the word on an issue that's been the topic of discussion this week. Yes folks, drones. In a helpful press release, the FAA reminds folks that: A D.C.

Capital Bikeshare hosts an open house Jan. 28

washingtonpost.com — The folks at Capital Bikeshare are inviting people to a Open House on Jan. 28, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library in Northwest Washington. The event is a chance for people to learn more about the bikesharing system that launched in 2010 and now boasts more than 200 stations around the region.

Proposals aim to ease I-66 commute, add bike lanes in D.C.

washingtonpost.com — Virginia transportation officials have pondered many ways to improve traffic flow on Interstate 66, but a push to charge solo drivers to use the roadway inside the Beltway may be their boldest gambit yet. Officials want to require everyone traveling alone during morning and evening rush hours to pay to use the road.

Metro ventilation systems scrutinized as Congress members are briefed on incident

washingtonpost.com — Radio communications failure and problems with fans designed to clear smoke from the train and tunnel aggravated last week's fatal Metro crisis in which scores of passengers were trapped for more than a half-hour, members of Congress said Wednesday night. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) and Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.)

Family, friends gather on Capitol Hill to remember Carol I. Glover

washingtonpost.com — In a solemn yet joyful memorial service punctuated by laughter and applause, family and friends remembered Carol I. Glover on Monday as a woman of strong faith who embraced life and those around her with a warm smile and gentle manner.

Renewed scrutiny of Metro infrastructure after fatal L’Enfant Plaza incident

washingtonpost.com — Six years after a federal investigation of a deadly Red Line crash exposed Metro's lax safety culture, last Monday's electrical meltdown that trapped scores of subway riders on a smoke-filled train suggests a troubling reality: Despite an ongoing $5 billion effort to repair and upgrade the rail system, Metro's recovery from the 2009 disaster is a long way from complete.

Documents outline how the NTSB investigation will play out

washingtonpost.com — The National Transportation Safety Board announced Monday that it was launching an investigation of the incident at L'Enfant Plaza Metro station in which hundreds of people were stranded on a Yellow Line train in a smoke-filled tunnel for at least 35 minutes. Passenger Carol Glover, a grandmother and government contractor, died, and more than 83 others were hospitalized.

Metro passenger fled smoke-filled train rather than wait for rescue

washingtonpost.com — Jeffrey Todd was on his way home from work to meet his wife and family for dinner Monday evening. Just a little after 3 p.m., he sent his wife a text. "I'm at L'Enfant. Train is ARR, I'll be there in 14 minutes. GRR not arrived in 3. See you in 17."
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Jan 30, 2015

#UberX slashes prices in the D.C. area during slow winter months. wapo.st/1DflvyC

Jan 30, 2015

#MBTA's handling of troubles on Boston's #RedLine draws rebuke from the governor. bit.ly/1Euzx3s

Jan 30, 2015

MT @capitalweather: 5 yrs ago today, 6" of snow fell in DC. But that was NOTHING compared to what was coming: wapo.st/1tEMJPn

Jan 30, 2015

Carol Glover's sons Marcus and Ray say they hope their $50M lawsuit against #WMATA will make the system safer. pic.twitter.com/rNHyzuKnch

Jan 30, 2015

MT @capitalweather: Snow burst racing thru Areas just W of DC including Falls Church, Arlington towards Alexandria. 20 to 30 mins max.

Jan 29, 2015

RT @ChronicleBooks: 5 ways to open a beer when that bottle opener is all the way across the room... cbks.co/IbaRu

Jan 29, 2015

Inert grenades? Ah, just another day at airport security - The Washington Post wapo.st/1vbmIYT

Jan 29, 2015

RT @Metrorailinfo: McPherson Sq experienced a false fire alarm; since been reset. No evacuation, no impact to service. 5:03p #wmata

Jan 29, 2015

On Airpnp, Supply and Demand Heads to the Bathroom - CityLab bit.ly/1uGwNHA

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