TRANSIT | According to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, 21% of Metro’s ridership comes from Maryland, 23% from Virginia, 55% from DC and 42% are federal employees. These statistics and more led him to offer a new proposal, which involves all jurisdictions, including the federal government, contributing an extra $500 million over four years, to fund Metro. (WaPo, 9/11)
On Monday, Hogan reaffirmed the stance he took at the summit against new taxes to support Metro, and he complained that Maryland contributes more than its fair share to the struggling transit agency. But he took a new approach regarding more money.
“The needs of the Metro system are immediate and overwhelming,” Hogan wrote in the detailed, four-page letter. “Given the current crisis, the State of Maryland is prepared to invest an additional $500 million in increased Metro funding over the next four years if the Commonwealth of Virginia, the District of Columbia and the federal government all commit to do the same.”
DIVERSITY/NONPROFITS | A BoardSource report has found that nonprofit boards and CEO positions are still predominantly white. (Chronicle, 9/6)
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT | College Park decides Tuesday whether to allow noncitizens to vote (WaPo, 9/11)
– A report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research finds that private-sector healthcare employment has grown but wages for hospital and outpatient center workers have not. (PND, 9/12)
– Loudoun County mental health professionals have proposed several programs to prevent teenage suicide. (Loudoun Now, 9/6)
EDUCATION | A report on student achievement in Virginia’s community college system left some lawmakers disappointed. (Richmond-Times, 9/11)
– Here’s a list of the developments that are possibly coming to ward 8 in the near future. (GGWash, 9/8)
I completely believe that the audience would have reacted exactly like this if Oprah had given these away.