SYMHM: The Weekend Roundup
From Mike Kohn. Got some news that Mike missed? He wants to hear it from you. Drop him an email or find him on Twitter @mike_kohn.
Don’t Fall Down
Hold on tight boys and girls. The Examiner tells us that Metro is planning on sticking with the manual operational mode that it’s been in since the Fort Totten crash of 2009. The folks at WMATA apparently need another several more years before they can replace all of the potentially faulty safety modules. The only way they can speed up the process is with more shutdowns or fewer hours of service — is anyone excited about either of those options? So be prepared for quite a few more bumpy rides, but just remember, it’s all in the name of safety.
The Right Way To Do The District
Washingtonian put together a nice little guide to tell all of the interns that flood into town for the summer how to do the District right (though some residents might find it handy for that matter). The recommendation to buy a SmarTrip is much appreciated from the D.C. veterans — and I appreciate the reminder that the Mall is a place for culture, not clothing. And in case you missed it from a few weeks back, here’s a slightly more sarcastic and less practical (but still fairly accurate) depiction of how to live in D.C.
Call It A Work In Progress
After a few reports about Councilmember Jack Evans taking a few “liberties” in the current redistricting plan, the current plan is looking like it may not be the final one. Responding to a whole lot of criticism, Evans has said that the committee hasn’t quite finished with the plan, according to DCist. Yeah, that’s what we thought. Look out for more updates on this as the committee makes potentially less personal decisions down the road. Will there be any changes locally?
Got The Blues?
The D.C. Jazz Festival is underway right now, with a slew of performances around town. Even if you missed the kickoff on June 1, you’ve still got plenty of time before the festival wraps up on June 13. The website has all the schedule of events and where to find your favorite musicians. DCist has the scoop on one of the newest additions to this year’s festival, a collaboration with CapitalBop, an online shop for the District Jazz Scene.