While Tom Brady and Bill Belichick count their rings, here’s a round-up of the most noteworthy news stories that relate to your commute in D.C.:

A profile of Metro General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld, whose first year on the job has been plagued by chronic delays, safety issues, budget woes and conflicts with the transit workers’ union. (Washington Post)

A feature examining whether ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft are alleviating or exacerbating traffic across the region. (WAMU)

An assessment finds that Northern Virginia Metrorail ridership is down compared to the same time a year ago, after the start of round-the-clock track work. (WTOP)

A group of D.C. Council members is rallying to reduce commute times along the 14th Street N.W. corridor. (Greater Greater Washington)

And a power outage briefly plagued Arlington County’s Ballston/Virginia Square area, leaving thousands without power and some traffic signals not working. Remember to treat flashing red signals like a four-way stop, motorists! (NBCWashington)