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Federal agency to gain safety oversight for Metro

Friday - 06/29/2012, 11:05am EDT

Tags: Red Line,

Excessive heat warning issued until 9 p.m.

The area is under an excessive heat warning until 9 p.m. It will feel like 110 to 115 degrees.

Friday - 06/29/2012, 10:44am EDT

Tags: heat, pools, cooling centers, pets

Metro to raise fares across transit system Sunday

Metro is set to increase fares for the second time in two years to help balance the transit agency's operating budget.

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 11:17am EDT

Tags: Metro fare, Metrobus

Fares increase on Metro starting Sunday

It will cost between $1.70 and $3.50 to ride Metro in the off-peak hours and $2.10 to $5.75 during the peak hours.

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 07:36am EDT

Tags: wmata

Stabbing on Metro bus near GW University

A male passenger was stabbed on a Metro bus on the campus of George Washington University Wednesday afternoon.

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 02:30pm EDT

Tags: george washington university

District remembers Metro crash victims 3 years later

The District is remembering the victims of Metro's deadliest accident ever and honoring the heroism of first responders on the third anniversary of the Red Line crash.

Friday - 06/22/2012, 06:56pm EDT

Tags: tiger cubs, Kristi King, Colleen Kelleher


Metro improves safety 3 years after deadly crash

Metro watchdog groups say the transit system is safer than it was three years ago when nine people were killed in a crash, but there's room for improvement.

Friday - 06/22/2012, 05:50am EDT

Tags: National Transportation Safety Board, Deborah Hersman, Metro crash, Red Line crash, Matthew Bassett, Tri-State Oversight Committee

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: heat advisory, Dan Stessel

Foggy Bottom escalator service restored

Metro commuters using the Foggy Bottom station had a rough start Tuesday.

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 06:12am EDT

Tags: Foggy Bottom

Riders sound off on first day of Rush+

The new service reduces the wait time for a train at 21 stations during the morning and evening rushes.

Monday - 06/18/2012, 11:09pm EDT

Tags: michelle basch, Adam Tuss, rush plus

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