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New Dupont Circle Metro escalators break down

One or more of the escalators at Dupont Circle's south Metrorail entrance have shut down 20 times in the 40 days since they were installed, according to Metro.

Tuesday - 12/04/2012, 04:33pm EST

Tags: Kristi King, Dupont Circle, WMATA

Metro overtime budget overspent by 62 percent

Washington's Metro transit agency has exceeded its overtime budget by 62 percent so far this year as it tries to tackle a repair backlog.

Tuesday - 12/04/2012, 12:11pm EST


More people and limited commuting options mean greater congestion

With the region's population expected to reach more than 6 million by 2040, transportation officials warn already sluggish highways will likely become more congested, Metro trains could reach capacity and drivers may have to pay higher fees to fund projects.

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 08:29am EST

Tags: National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board, congestion, andrew mollenbeck,

Metro: empty train had smoking brake issue

Metro says a train that wasn't in service experienced a mechanical problem at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport station that led to delays.

Sunday - 11/25/2012, 02:36pm EST

Tags: Dan Stessel

2 men shot near Metro station

Police are investigating a double shooting near the Addison Road Metro station in Seat Pleasant.

Saturday - 11/24/2012, 01:44pm EST

Tags: Seat Pleasant, addison road, shooting

Metro finds bed bugs in its D.C. headquarters

Metro is working to exterminate bed bugs that have been discovered at its headquarters in downtown Washington.

Monday - 11/19/2012, 07:08am EST

Tags: The Washington Examiner, bed bugs, Dan Stessel

'Fiscal cliff' threatens area jobs, railways and resources

The current stalemate in Congress over budget cuts known as the "fiscal cliff" could affect area commuters.

Thursday - 11/08/2012, 02:23pm EST

Tags: Hank Silverberg, fiscal cliff

Cameras catch Metro bus drivers dozing at the wheel

Special cameras on Metro buses have caught 68 incidents of drivers briefly nodding off behind the wheel over the course of 19 months and fatigue could be a factor.

Thursday - 11/01/2012, 03:29pm EDT

Tags: Mortimer Downey, Jack Requa

Metro resumes regular weekday schedule after Sandy

Washington's Metro system is operating a normal weekday schedule for the first commute after superstorm Sandy.

Wednesday - 10/31/2012, 12:43pm EDT

Tags: Hurricane Sandy

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