A woman who gave birth to a baby boy on a Metro platform in downtown Washington is getting $US100 in subway or bus fares as a gift.
Shavonnte Taylor received a handwritten note of congratulations on Thursday from Metro general manager Richard Sarles. Included in the note was a $US100 fare card.
Taylor gave birth on Thursday morning on the platform of the busy L’Enfant Plaza station. Metro officials say she went into labour aboard a train and an off-duty emergency medical technician helped her off the train and delivered the baby.
Taylor and her son, Amir, were taken to a hospital in apparent good health.
Sarles wrote to Taylor saying he’s sure the delivery didn’t go as she imagined.