Comstock On Metro Rail Shutdown

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Congresswoman Barbara Comstock

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (VA-10) issued the following statement after Metro announced that Metro Rail will be shut down for a period of 24 hours starting at midnight tonight:

“My constituents rely on Metro Rail for safe travel every single day. I appreciate that General Manager Paul Wiedefeld’s actions, while drastic, are being taken first and foremost to protect Metro Rail riders’ safety.  At the same time this unprecedented action highlights the fundamental cultural change that needs to take place at Metro.  Instead of Metro riders being constantly inconvenienced and put in danger, Metro management throughout the entire system needs to be shaken to its core and be rid of its culture of incompetence.  PWL New accountability measures must be put in place.

“In order to accommodate the thousands of federal employees who will be without service tomorrow, the Office of Personnel Management should let our federal workforce throughout the National Capital Region have the option to telework.”


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