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The odd hours that Metro's overnight bus and train operators and maintenance workers keep is contributing to their fatigue. And those fatigued workers are more likely to make mistakes that cause accidents.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Police are investigating a double shooting near the Addison Road Metro station in Seat Pleasant.
Metro is working to exterminate bed bugs that have been discovered at its headquarters in downtown Washington.
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