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More Metro staff for Monday morning

Following a computer system crash that affected riders twice in 12 hours over the weekend, Metro says it will have extra staff ready as it continues to investigate the cause.

Monday - 07/16/2012, 03:23am EDT

Tags: Metro, Colleen Kelleher, Dan Stessel

Man killed in shootout with Metro police in Md.

Officials say a Metro Transit Police detective shot and killed a man in exchange of gunfire while investigating an attempted abduction in Prince George's County.

Thursday - 06/21/2012, 07:13am EDT

Tags: Dan Stessel, metro transit police

Metro: Don't expect A/C 'perfection' on scorcher days

The transit agency has been making a push to fix and maintain the cooling systems on all rail cars, specifically the 1000 and 5000 series rail cars. Forty percent of condensers and evaporators on the 1000 series cars have been replaced, and 78 percent of condensers and evaporators on the 5000 series have been replaced.

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 08:13am EDT

Tags: Metro, heat advisory, Dan Stessel

Metro power outage causes problems

Metro passengers trying to get home late Thursday and early Friday found it took hours longer than normal because of a power outage at Metro's control center and scheduled maintenance on the rail lines.

Friday - 01/27/2012, 10:15am EST

Tags: Colleen Kelleher, Metro, Dan Stessel, power outage

Metro workers suspended after extra-long 10-car train rode the rails

A recent Metro train that rode throughout the system defied regulations by attaching two cars more than the maximum of eight, yielding a dangerous situation that could have left passengers without access to a platform.

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 03:37pm EST

Tags: WMATA, Metro, Dan Stessel, Extra long train

Metro to begin replacing Dupont Circle escalators

Metro is planning to close the south entrance of the Dupont Circle station in Northwest in order to replace three escalators.

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 06:34am EST

Tags: Metro, escalators, Dupont Circle, Dan Stessel

Emergency planners score higher marks for recent snowfall

"I think the region has made some measurable progress," Dave Robertson, executive director of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments tells WTOP.

Monday - 01/23/2012, 02:28pm EST

Tags: WMATA, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Dave Robertson, Dan Stessel

Suicides up by 3 last year on D.C.-area's Metro

Three more people attempted suicide last year on Metro than the year before, and the agency says it is working to reduce suicides in the transit system.

Monday - 01/09/2012, 11:26am EST

Tags: suicide, Dan Stessel, Metro, The Washington Examiner

Metro to inspect 464 rail cars after Friday malfunction

A piece of equipment fell off a Metro train Friday, leading to delays on the Blue and Orange lines.

Friday - 01/06/2012, 05:04pm EST

Tags: Metro, Dan Stessel, Blue Line, orange line

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