Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
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Montgomery County residents fed up with what they see as Pepco's unreliablity will discuss options other than the long-time, investor-owned utility supplier. In a recent storm, about 400,000 Maryland residents, including thousands in Montgomery County, were left without power. This prompted a response from local officials, including Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner, who blasted Pepco for what he called an "unacceptable" performance. In an effort to explore new options, community members and officials will look into an option called public power. These utilities are not-for-profit electric systems owned and operated by the people they serve through a local or state government. The power is supplied by green sources, …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The prevention program costs about $250,000, according to The Washington Post.
Metro is hoping a new ad campaign will help prevent suicides at its stations. This program is a direct response to incidents since 2009 in which 33 people jumped in front of Metro trains, according to a Washington Post report. Twenty-six of those died, the Post said. One of the latest deaths occurred in early August, when a man jumped in front of a train as it approached the Rockville station. The man intentionally placed himself in front of the Red Line train headed northbound toward the Shady Grove station, officials said. By the end of September, 13 stations will have signs posting prevention hotline numbers and other ways to get help. About 300 posters will be posted throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority …