Jack Evans

Taking the Reins on the Metro Board

Our Metro transit system continues to suffer from serious issues. After a trying year in 2015, the Washington Metropolitan Area ...

Coming Up: Public Hearings on D.C. Agencies

The role of the D.C. Council involves both crafting legislation and providing oversight to the various agencies in the ...

Jack Evans Report: Make Metro Safer Immediately

Over the past few months, there have been several very concerning incidents in which people have been attacked and robbed ...

Jack Evans Report: Year-end Assessment

December is always a great time to look back on the year and assess what went well and where can ...

Jack Evans Report: Every Day Is Small Business Day

I always enjoy this time of year. The holidays bring everyone together (something particularly important to the father of a ...

Jack Evans Report: Supporting the New Metro Manager

It has been a difficult year for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, but we will soon have a permanent ...

Metro Needs a Pension Trust Plan, Too

Two weeks ago, the representatives from Maryland on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority board of directors invoked a jurisdictional ...

Bringing Down Tax Rates

The District of Columbia had been fortunate over the past several years to collect tax revenue in excess of the ...

St. E’s and Advisory Board Deals Mean New Jobs

Last week, we saw big headlines as the District of Columbia agreed to two economic development deals. One, with Wizards ...

To Fight Crime, More Police, More Opportunity

The District government is taking an all-hands-on-deck approach to address the increase in crime we are seeing across the city ...

Metro: In Worse Shape Now Than in the 1990s

In January, I rejoined the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Board of Directors. Almost immediately, I realized that Metro was ...

Jack Evans Report: Right-Sizing Our Public Safety Resources

Many of you have read about the uptick in crime across our city. Mayor Bowser and Chief Lanier held a ...

Jack Evans Report: Strengthen and Increase the DC Tuition Assistance Grant

The DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG) is a program, created and funded by the Federal government, that provides grants to ...

Time to Invest in Our Roads and Alleys

I like to use this column to provide helpful information that you might not otherwise hear about. Information about the ...

The Jack Evans Report: Taking Charge of Metro’s Finances

Many of you have read about the troubled financial state of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, also known as ...

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