At the end of last week, Washington City Paper received a public service announcement from the Peoples Involvement Corp.’s (PIC) Walker Johnson Transportation Training Institute (WJTTI). “PIC/WJTTI is an innovative program that has the potential of changing the lives of many unemployed and low-income D.C. residents by providing them with the knowledge and skills to become taxicab drivers,” writes Program Director Christa Beverly. “The goal of the program is simple—to move individuals from dependency to self-sufficiency and economic independence. Your help in getting the word out will be appreciated greatly.” We’ve spread the word already: This past February, City Paper interviewed then-Director Judie Ponds (“Hack Job,” 2/19) about the $450,000 program—which, Beverly’s letter doesn’t mention, was also notable for its lack of curriculum, classes, or graduates. “The program was not running well,” Beverly admits. She says that the curriculum has been revamped and that graduates will hit the roads soon.