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
Metro said the man, who was in a motorized wheelchair, had nearly reached the top of the escalator when he tumbled backward in the chair and fell to the bottom. The station's elevators were working, but video shows the man decided not to wait, a spokeswoman said.
An arbitration board’s decision last month requires Metro to provide $82 million in pay increases to members of ATU Local 689 by summer 2020, with some of that money going toward retroactive pay raises.