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Metro's Rush Plus was supposed to relieve crowding on some of the busiest lines of the system, but now the transit agency is admitting the program has not gone exactly as planned.
Metro General Manager Richard Sarles told his board of directors Thursday that the transit agency has taken a significant step toward restoring confidence, and complete safety on the rails.
Both Metro and Amtrak will take increased security measures, but there aren't any credible threats to rail systems.
A D.C. councilmember is calling for the establishment of a relief fund for victims of flooding in the Bloomingdale neighborhood over the weekend.
Metro is implementing a minimum balance requirement for SmarTrip cards to enter the transit system, and SmarTrip users can add money to their cards online.
University of Maryland students received an alert Friday afternoon following an attempted armed robbery at a nearby Metro station.
Metro Transit Police handed out bike locks to people Friday morning at the Grosvenor station in Bethesda, warning them to keep a close eye on their bikes.
Many people are planning to take advantage of the last weekend of summer and get out of town for Labor Day. And while many commuters are gone, transit authorities are taking advantage of the lull.
The Nationals and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority don't have an agreement in place to ensure trains will be running in the rare event a game runs past midnight.
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