Breakfast links II: Metro says little
See no unsafety, speak no unsafety: The Post discovered that Metro prevented safety monitors from accessing the tracks to watch normal Metrorail operation. Jim Graham promised to "fix this", and Senators Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) are calling for investigations.
Not communicating about not communicating: SmarTrip head Cyndi Zieman joined in Dr. Gridlock's chat yesterday. A benefits administrator in Annapolis was very frustrated that Metro said nothing between November 2008 and October 2009 except a brief press release. Zieman didn't really answer the question, saying they did some outreach in January but really started in earnest in October. (Post)
689 asks court to enforce award: ATU Local 689 has filed suit (PDF) to enforce the arbitrator's award of 3 percent raises each year for three years along with higher health care payments by workers. ATU notes, among other things, that Metro gave non-union employees a 3% raise in 2009.
A little Giant addition to SmarTrip: Metro riders can now add value to SmarTrip at 42 new Giant locations. 27 are in Maryland, 14 in Virginia, 1 in DC. (WMATA)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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