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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Metro is planning to close the south entrance of the Dupont Circle station in Northwest in order to replace three escalators.
"I think the region has made some measurable progress," Dave Robertson, executive director of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments tells WTOP.
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.
A piece of equipment fell off a Metro train Friday, leading to delays on the Blue and Orange lines.
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