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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Hearing set for Metro fare increases

    WASHINGTON — Metro has scheduled a public hearing to take comments on the transit authority’s proposed fare hikes and service cuts. Metro is suggesting fare hikes of 10 cents on Metrorail and Metrobus. The off-peak…

  • NTSB to brief regional leaders on Metro accident

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Regional leaders are getting a briefing from the National Transportation Safety Board about last month’s fatal accident on the Washington subway. The NTSB’s acting chairman and officials from the Metro transit authority…

  • Police: 10 juveniles assaulted woman in DC; 4 arrests made

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia police have arrested four of 10 minors in a woman’s assault last month. Police released few details except to say that about 10 juveniles assaulted the woman near the…

  • DC says radio failures in Metro have been fixed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia says problems with the functioning of firefighters’ radios in the Metro system have been corrected. Problems with firefighters’ radios became an issue after an electrical malfunction Jan. 12…

  • Latest report on deadly smoke incident at L’Enfant Plaza rebuts WMATA findings

    WASHINGTON — A new report has been released  by D.C’s. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency on the deadly smoke incident at L’Enfant Plaza Metro station on Jan. 12, 2015 . It is the latest salvo…

  • DC subway: Fire changes led to difficulty using radios

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Firefighters had difficulty using their radios during an emergency on the Washington subway system because fire officials had made changes to their radio system without alerting their partners who oversee the subway,…

  • Metro to make changes after deadly smoke incident

    WASHINGTON — Metro is making changes after that deadly smoke event on the Yellow Line last week. Metro Deputy General Manager Rob Troup on Thursday ordered a list of 10 actions aimed at improving safety.…

  • 2 shot on Metrobus in Northwest D.C.; police seek suspects

    WASHINGTON — Two people are recovering after a man shot them aboard a Metrobus in D.C. Monday night and police are searching for the suspected shooter and another “person of interest.” About 40 people were on the…

  • Norton troubled by response to Metro smoke incident

    WASHINGTON — Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., says she was very disturbed by the evacuation response during a smoke incident in the tunnel at Le’Enfant Plaza last week. Metro needs to “be able to get…

  • Timeline shows long wait for help on smoke-filled Metro train

    WASHINGTON — Passengers on a smoke-filled subway train in the nation’s capital were still asking when help would arrive 27 minutes after the smoke was first reported, District of Columbia officials said Thursday. One woman…