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  • Taxi driver accused of sexual assault in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in Washington are asking for the public’s help finding a taxi driver accused of sexually assaulting a woman. Police say the assault happened Sunday between the hours of 1:15 a.m. and…

  • Metro to have nightly detours after several security incidents

    WASHINGTON — Metro has enacted a seven-day security detour in the Shepherd Parkway neighborhood of Southeast Washington. The nightly detour after 7 p.m. is happening off Elvans Road SE after several security incidents, including a shooting Friday…

  • Metro, first responders tested in smoke incident drill (Video)

    WASHINGTON — There was a large emergency response to the Stadium-Armory Metro Station on Sunday morning, but it was only a drill. Metro Transit Police, D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services and other agencies simulated…

  • Metro closing 4 stations this weekend

    WASHINGTON — Track work will affect riders on five Metrorail lines this weekend. Four stations will be closed. Metro says the Potomac Avenue, Stadium-Armory, Minnesota Avenue and Deanwood stations will be closed for rail renewal…

  • Va. transit leader slams Metro on operations, safety

    RICHMOND — Metro has not been able to maintain operations and keep the public safe, Virginia’s transportation secretary says. “It’s not a popularity contest. This is not about making sure everybody’s happy,” Aubrey Layne said.…

  • First responders are among those frustrated by Metro

    WASHINGTON — The fact that Metro knew it had problems that led to a derailment but didn’t act to fix the track problem that led to the August 6 incident has infuriated members of the Board of…

  • Metro: 4 lines affected by work this weekend

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say riders will wait longer for trains on some Metro lines this weekend. Metro says Orange, Silver and Blue line trains will operate every 20 minutes beginning at 10 p.m. Friday…

  • Metro audit reveals financial woes

    WASHINGTON — An audit released on Thursday reveals the continued financial problems plaguing Metro and the financial challenges facing Metro in the coming years. The financial report from accounting firm McGladrey  finds that while revenues…

  • Limited Blue, Orange line service resumes

    WASHINGTON — Limited Blue and Orange line service resumed downtown Thursday afternoon after two of three cars were set back onto the tracks following an early morning derailment, Metro announced. As of late Thursday, Blue…

  • Silver Line falls 30 percent short on projected ridership

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — One year after its debut, ridership on the Metro’s Silver Line through Tysons Corner is 30 percent below projections. For 50 years, regional planners dreamed of a mass transit link to…

  • 25 years after ADA, Va. bus stops miss key standards

    WASHINGTON — While the nation marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act,  bus stops in our area are failing to meet the law’s important standards. Most bus stops in Arlington, Virginia present barriers…

  • After first year, Silver Line ridership booming at end of the line

    WASHINGTON — As the Silver Line’s first phase reaches one year since it opened, new data show the end-of-the-line Wiehle Reston-East Station is outperforming projections for the number of riders at this point. Also, new…

  • Transit leaders discuss ways to improve Metro safety, finances

    WASHINGTON — The acting administrator of the Federal Transit Administration briefed Metro board members on Thursday about how the transit system can improve its safety and finances. The FTA’s Acting Administrator Therese McMillan referred back…

  • Metro has problems, but where would region be without it?

    WASHINGTON — After a week that saw Metro’s Red Line single-tracking during rush hours on Wednesday and Thursday in addition to other delays in the system, Virginia leaders say it might be helpful to think…

  • DC Mayor, Maryland and Virginia governors meet to improve Metro

    WASHINGTON — D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan met Tuesday with U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to talk about Metro and how to improve the system. While all…