Reporter covering the Metro transit system and transportation issues Education: Yale University, BA in African-American Studies; Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole, Mass.
Martine Powers is a reporter for The Washington Post’s transportation and development team, where she writes primarily about Metro. She previously served as the interim host of The Post's "Can He Do That?" podcast, and also reported, wrote and hosted a narrative miniseries on midterm elections that shaped the country's politics -- How to Flip the House.
Before The Post, Powers worked at the Boston Globe and Politico, and spent a year as a Fulbright fellow in Trinidad & Tobago. Powers is also an audio producer and a graduate of the Transom Story Workshop for audio journalism.
Honors & Awards:
National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence Award, 2014
Professional Affiliations: National Association of Black Journalists
The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation alleged that Metro is violating a recent Supreme Court ruling by continuing to deduct dues from the paychecks of employees who did not give their consent.
A budget proposal by Metro officials calls for $2 weekend fares and an expanded rush hour window, along with more service on the Red and Yellow lines. If these changes are approved, they would likely go into effect in July 2019.