Fifty years after King was assassinated, we review King's lesser known legacy and how it is used against activists today.
Long delays on several Metro lines this morning highlighted the transit system’s ongoing challenges, as rider frustration mounts over ongoing “SafeTrack” repair disruptions and proposals to hike fares and reduce service. The latest news came in the form of a whistleblower formerly with Metro’s Transit Police, who says background checks for prospective have been gutted. We get an update on all things Metro.
- Martin Di Caro Transportation Reporter, WAMU
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