Metro Washington Council delegates on Monday night nominated Jackie Jeter to serve as President. If elected at next month's meeting as expected (she's the only candidate), Jeter (right), who's president of ATU Local 689, will be the Metro Council's first female president. "I'm tremendously excited at the chance to work with the Council's leadership to improve the lives of working people across the metro region," Jeter told Union City. "Together with our new Executive Director (see story below) and the dynamic combination of new blood and experienced hands on the Board, I know we'll achieve great things." The election will be held at the March 21 Council meeting. Read more here.
Dozens of disabled riders and MetroAccess workers joined together at Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church to call on Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker to support with a living wage for MetroAccess workers, more safety for riders and increase reliability of service. Read more here.
Safety oversight officials within the D.C. Fire and EMS Department have approved the long-delayed, oft-criticized H Street-Benning Road streetcar project, pending a final review expected to wrap up in the next week. Read more here,