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  • Metro: System safe despite smoke incidents

    WASHINGTON — Metro has released new information about smoke incidents that occurred in multiple stations this past weekend, including one incident passengers described as an “explosion.” Metro now says there was a sudden release of…

  • Metro riders get relief as fare hikes killed

    WASHINGTON — Metro riders got some relief Thursday as proposals to raise fares and cut service were killed. The proposed fare hikes would have added 10 cents to rail and bus trips, and service cuts…

  • MoCo to WMATA: Don’t raise fares or cut service

    WASHINGTON — Montgomery County lawmakers want Metro to know that they do not support raising fares on customers or cutting service to help balance the budget. Metro wants Maryland, D.C. and Virginia to pay $882.8…

  • Outage closes entrance to L’Enfant Plaza Metro

    WASHINGTON — A power outage has closed one of the entrances to the L’Enfant Plaza Metro stop. Metro says the 9th and D Street entrance is closed but the other two entrances remain open. Trains…

  • Cracked rail, switches cause problems Metro, VRE

    WASHINGTON — Metro is back to running trains on all tracks of the Orange and Silver lines after two cracked rails caused problems during the bitter cold Friday morning. The cracked rail was reported just…

  • Carpet to be replaced in hundreds of Metro rail cars

    Metro got a lot of riders excited in 2013 when it announced it would do away with the often damp, smelly carpet in its existing rail car fleet in favor of new slip-resistant flooring. “Resilient…

  • Bethesda Metro Station to close for weekend escalator work

    WASHINGTON – The Bethesda Metro Station will be closed Saturday and Sunday so parts of a new escalator can be installed. The station’s entrance escalators are the second-longest in the Western Hemisphere and have outlived…

  • Despite reduced service, Metro riders pay peak fares in snow aftermath

    WASHINGTON — Monday night’s snow left the D.C. area blanked Tuesday morning. With the weather impact and fewer riders due to the federal government being closed, Metro opted to run a Saturday schedule. But despite…

  • Metrobus to resume service

    WASHINGTON — Metro will restore limited bus service on major roadways starting at 10:30 a.m. Metrobuses will operate under a “severe snow plan.” Under that plan, here’s what Metro says will happen: Only selected Metrobus routes…

  • Metro Police release images of pistol-whipping robbers

    WASHINGTON — Metro Transit Police are looking for several suspects in a robbery and aggravated assault that took place at the Tenleytown Metro station in Northwest, D.C., on Thursday night. Police have confirmed that two…

  • Congressional leaders: DC’s subway needs improvement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders said Friday that an electrical malfunction that filled a Metro tunnel with smoke last month, killing one person and injuring dozens, should be a wakeup call for the D.C.-area transportation…

  • Obama administration investigating Metro safety

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is set to launch a safety investigation of WMATA following a deadly incident at the L’Enfant Plaza Metro station. One person died and dozens were sent to hospitals when smoke…

  • Transportation secretary: Funding needed to help nation’s run-down bridges

    WASHINGTON — About a quarter of the bridges in the United States are in poor condition and U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says unless funding is supplemented, drivers will be increasingly susceptible to worsening roads…

  • NTSB: Metro fan use sent smoke toward train

    WASHINGTON – Federal investigators say Metro did not use its underground ventilation fans properly and pushed smoke toward a stopped train near the L’Enfant Plaza Metro station in January. In documents released Wednesday, the National…

  • DC firefighters will no longer encrypt radio communications

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia firefighters will no longer communicate on encrypted radio channels. Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the change on Wednesday. It will take effect in March. The fire department started encrypting…