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  • Metro officials to conduct train evacuation drill in Md.

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Metro officials say they’ll be conducting a full-scale emergency response drill at the Greenbelt station this weekend. Metro says Sunday’s drill will last from 8 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m. Metro…

  • New rail cars rolling on Metro’s Blue Line

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) _ Commuters on the D.C. region’s Metrorail system are riding on all-new rail cars. Metro deployed new 7000 series rail cars Tuesday morning on its Blue Line, which runs from Springfield, Virginia,…

  • Red Line to return to automatic train operation after deadly 2009 Metro crash

    WASHINGTON — The Red Line will return to automatic train operation on Monday, Metro has announced. The line hasn’t run on automatic operation since the 2009 Metro crash that left nine people dead and 80 injured. The announcement…

  • Metro seeks public opinion on search for general manager

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro’s board of directors wants to hear from the public about the qualities the transit agency needs in a new general manager. Metro’s search for a new leader has exposed divisions among…

  • Feds investigate another smoke incident in Metro tunnel

    WASHINGTON (AP) _ Federal investigators are looking at a similar incident that happened in February as they try to pin down the cause of an electrical malfunction on Washington’s subway system that led to one…

  • Metro stopping weekend work for cherry blossom season

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says there will be no weekend track work for the next two weekends as cherry blossom season gets underway. Metro says there will be no track work this weekend and regular…

  • 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…

  • Maryland, Virginia differ on where to go with new Metro GM

    WASHINGTON — As Metro looks for the next General Manager to replace Richard Sarles, a small rift has formed between D.C., Maryland and Virginia on what type of person the next leader should be. The disagreement…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Metro: Some riders will wait longer for weekend trains

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says some riders will wait longer for trains this weekend. Metro says Red Line trains between Shady Grove and Glenmont will run every 16 minutes. From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.…

  • 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…