• DC Forced To Rip Up HUGE Swath Of Busy Road To Fix Broken Train Station

    Lobbyists and lawyers on Washington, D.C.’s infamous K Street are feeling the heat this summer, not just outside, but in the Metro station they use to get to work.

    The air conditioning system used to cool down the heavily trafficked Farragut North station is broken and it’s going to take a lot of work to fix it, NBC Washington reports.

    The chiller system has been out of service for more than a month due to severe rotting and leaking in the pipes used to bring water into the station.

    Those pipes are located about eight feet below Connecticut Avenue, a very busy road in downtown D.C. that is used as a thoroughfare for the president and foreign dignitaries visiting the White House.

    In order to get to the pipes, construction crews will be forced to dig up 400 feet of the road sometime before next spring when the hot season revs up again.

    The project will require cooperation between several city agencies.

    This cooling problem is just the latest in a summer full of headaches for the beleaguered agency.

    Earlier this month, Metro was forced to give thousands of dollars in refunds to riders stranded between two Virginia train stations after a power outage caused huge delays during morning rush hour.

    Last week, it came to light that Metro officials knew about a defective track in July, but did nothing, leading to a train derailment. Luckily, though, there were no passengers on the train.

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