INTERVIEW — GRAHAM JENKINS – SPOKESPERSON, WMATA Riders’ Union
- Metro riders form union to serve as platform to address concerns. Last week, Barnes and fellow Metro watchers Ashley Robbins, known online as “Clayton County Transit Girl,” Graham Jenkins (@lowheadways) and business analyst Roger Bowles started the WMATA Riders’ Union, which was formed via a digital hangout that attracted dozens of viewers. As @FixWMATA, Barnes has been known for his blistering nonstop criticism of the agency — and the media for its coverage — but he now says it’s time for a different approach.
- NEXT WEEK: Metro will operate at near-rush hour capacity on the Wednesday and Thursday of the papal visit. The trains also are expected to be packed for the Nationals-Orioles games and for the Ed Sheerhan concert at Verizon Center Wednesday. Metro plans to have ready 978 cars for the rail system, dozens more than are in use on a typical weekday.