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  • Public hearings on site of Potomac Yard station set

    WASHINGTON – Plans for the new Potomac Yard Metro station have taken another big step forward now that Alexandria has released the long-awaited draft environmental impact statement for the project. The report considers the impact…

  • All 8-car trains on Metro: Virginia yes, Maryland no

    WASHINGTON — Everyone agrees that Metro’s new 7000 series will replace the old 1000 series cars, but Maryland and Virginia disagree about whether extra 7000 series cars should help form all eight-car trains during rush…

  • First 7000-series train to roll on the Blue Line

    WASHINGTON — Blue Line riders will be the first to travel on the newest generation of Metro trains beginning next month. Metro announced Thursday that the first train with eight of the new 7000-series rail…

  • Metro releases new safety video

    WASHINGTON — Metro is out with a new safety video  that the agency believes will prepare customers for an emergency due to smoke or fire, similar to the Jan. 12 incident at L’Enfant Plaza. The…

  • Emails: Leaking water possible cause of deadly Metro smoke

    WASHINGTON – Emails among District officials suggest a possible cause of the smoke that killed a Metro passenger and sent dozens of people to the hospital for smoke inhalation in January. Emails obtained by the…

  • Metro ramps up fare enforcement with warnings, fines

    WASHINGTON – Metro is cracking down on fare-jumpers after increased violence toward its employees. Additional Metro Transit Police officers will be placed at popular rail stations and bus routes as the agency ramps up fare…

  • Woman sought after Stadium-Armory stabbing

    WASHINGTON — Metro’s station manager at the Stadium-Armory station is recovering from a stab wound inflicted by a woman with a kitchen knife. The man is spending the night in the hospital and police are searching…

  • No Metro fare hikes, but region could pay in the long run

    WASHINGTON — Metro has put off fare hikes and service cuts for now,  but financial struggles and future shortfalls mean the Washington region could pay more in the long run. In addition to ongoing attempts to recover…

  • Potomac Ave. Metro station reopens after fatal shooting

    WASHINGTON — The Potomac Avenue Metro Station, in Southeast D.C.,  which was closed Thursday night after a man was shot and killed by police officers in a tunnel east of the station, is open Friday…

  • Potomac Yard Metro Station project moving forward

    WASHINGTON — The Potomac Yard Metro Station is quickly moving forward, and the latest step came Thursday as a Metro committee voted in favor of a future public hearing on the project. The full board will…

  • Metro roundup: Riders to see more ads during commute

    WASHINGTON — Metro is expanding the locations where it will sell advertising. The transit system will add digital signs inside eight Metro stations including the Pentagon and a number of downtown stations. Metro will also…

  • Metro finishes 10 action items after L’Enfant Plaza tragedy

    WASHINGTON — Metro will announce on Thursday that it has completed work on 10 action items it unveiled in January to address safety after the deadly incident at L’Enfant Plaza, sources tell WTOP. Among the…

  • Metro hires companies for crisis PR

    WASHINGTON — As Metro braces for difficult public hearings, transit officials have hired two outside companies that will help with preparation, The Washington Post reports. According to The Washington Post, the companies are O’Neill and Associates…

  • D.C. area sees fewer taking public transit

    WASHINGTON — The dips aren’t dramatic, but the number of people riding public transportation systems in the D.C. metro area is predominantly down, bucking a national trend. The latest numbers from the American Public Transportation Association show more than…

  • Montgomery County residents push to keep pace with others in the region

    BETHESDA, Md.  — A forum on Saturday in Montgomery County began with a simple question:  are we keeping pace?  Many residents believe the answer is “no.” Some folks at the event felt like Montgomery County…