We don't see buskers that often in the DC Metro system. We've seen the "Metro Trio," a group of barbershop singers, and the Chinese guy who sets up often in the Court House station, but that's about it.
In yesterday's Washington Post, there was a letter to the editor complaining that the Metro Trio had been arrested by Metro police. The letter writer said Metro police should focus instead on the real crimes being committed in Metro and that buskers like the Metro Trio actually provide a welcome distraction for riders.
What do you think about buskers in Metro? Are they a welcome sign of life or a nuisance?
In New York, they seem to encourage buskers, and you can even check out a "roster" online. Thanks Erik!
Metro police hard at work
Metro police breaking the rules?
More remo-cops added (WMATA)
Bank card Payment system weighed for Metro (WaPo) Express has a poll about this here.
VRE looks into starting train line in Gainesville (DC Examiner)
WaPo editorial on federal funding. See this.