Lyft started a pilot program offering 400 scooters in D.C., and residents with proof of low-income who qualify for a form of “welfare” like Medicaid or SNAP, can get a Lyft scooter subscription for just $5 per month. Low-income residents in D.C. have less access to public transportation like the Metro.
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The Washington Lawyers Committee recently released a report showing racial disparities in fare evasion enforcement by the Metro Transit Police.
A Street Sense artist and vendor shares her ideas on a more effective way to provide services to those experiencing homelessness.
Artist/Vendor Phillip Black marvels over the convenience of rideshare services.
Sigute Meilus writes about the need for transit-riders to organize and advocate for their needs.
Vennie Hill writes about frustrating and unpleasant experiences riding the metro.
Vendor Gwynette Smith explains why faith and transportation can be barriers to exiting homelessness.
Speakers from One DC, Amalgamated Transit Union 689 and others encouraged the crowd to contact their council members and call for affordable transit.
A first hand account that describes how the metro is need of a clean-up.
Phillip Black writes about observing young teenagers deliberately break the rules while on trains and how officers don’t make an effort to stop them.
It’s a surprise the Metro is still in business.
A new report found that food deserts make up 11 percent of Washington, D.C. and are concentrated heavily in areas of poverty and low transportation.
A Street Sense vendor remembers a time that he was fined for eating pizza on the Metro.
A new invention to increase response times to health emergencies on the Metro.
The D.C. Metro doesn’t need more money, says vendor, but better money management.
Phillip Black expresses his frustration with Metro.
Vendor and artist Conrad Cheek writes about his experiences dealing with Metropolitan Transit Police Officers while trying to sell Street Sense
Vendor and artist Phillip Black voices his concerns about D.C.’s metro system
If the heat wave was not enough — the Metro was single tracking, stations were sweltering and multiple cars lacked air conditioning. It was not… Read more »
Vendor artist poem on riding the bus.