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  • Agenda set for fact-finding hearing on Metro smoke

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board has set its final agenda for a two-day hearing on a deadly electrical malfunction on the Metro in Washington where a train inside a tunnel filled with…

  • WTOP Review: Fewer Metro smoke incidents with cutback to shorter trains

    WASHINGTON — Metro’s decision to take some rail cars out of service for maintenance may lead to fewer smoke and fire incidents in the system. A WTOP review of publicly available information on the last…

  • Over-due paperwork puts Metro out of line with loan terms

    WASHINGTON — Metro finance officials say the transit agency may technically be in default on some of its debt, but that it is not a money problem. At a Metro Board Finance and Administration Committee…

  • New cars, power upgrades bring more long trains to Blue, Orange lines

    WASHINGTON – Metro riders on the Blue, Orange and Red lines will see more service in coming years after the Metro Board’s Finance Committee approved a plan Thursday to order 220 extra new rail cars…

  • Metro temporarily removes some railcars for inspection

    WASHINGTON — Fewer cars will run on Metro this week as investigators try to figure out what caused doors to open while a train was zipping through a tunnel in May. In a news release,…

  • Metro doors open as train accelerates in D.C.

    WASHINGTON — A video shared Sunday shows a D.C. Metro train’s doors wide open while the train moves through a tunnel. The video, taken around 11:15 a.m. as the train traveled between Metro Center and…

  • NTSB plans 2-day hearing on fatal Metro smoke incident

    WASHINGTON (AP) _ The National Transportation Safety Board will conduct a two-day investigative hearing into an electrical malfunction that filled a Metro tunnel with smoke in January, killing one person and injuring dozens. The hearing…

  • Group hopes to advertise on Metro with images of Muhammad

    WASHINGTON – A controversial group is hoping to post advertisements on the D.C. Metro system that feature a cartoon image of Islam’s prophet Muhammad. The American Freedom Defense Initiative is the same group that hosted…

  • Alexandria City Council picks a Potomac Yard Metro site

    The Alexandria City Council on Wednesday unanimously selected its preferred location for the Potomac Yard Metro station — the alternative that promises to create the most new development, jobs and tax revenue for the city.…

  • Metro performance dips nearly across the board

    WASHINGTON — Multiple smoke events, one deadly. Reports of bus driver attacks. A system in disrepair. Metro has not had a good start to 2015. And it’s sharing its performance details with the public. The…

  • Financial crisis brewing at Metro

    WASHINGTON – In a small conference room at the Wilson Building, officials from D.C. and WMATA met Friday morning and braced for a crisis. The Metro system may need an influx of cash very soon,…

  • Outside Metro audit faces more delays

    WASHINGTON — An audit into the financial health of Metro has been delayed and won’t be released Thursday, the latest in a series of delays. In March, Metro told lawmakers that the McGladrey audit would…

  • Alexandria staff picks its preferred Potomac Yard Metro station site

    Alexandria staff’s pick for a new Potomac Yard Metro station site is the one that promises the biggest bang for the buck, the one the area’s largest landowners wanted, and the one those landowners have…

  • Metro orders four new safety measures

    WASHINGTON — Metro has ordered four new safety measures in response to the deadly smoke incident in a tunnel near the L’Enfant Plaza station in January. Metro deputy general manager Robert Troup ordered four changes,…

  • Metro to expand car sharing to new stations

    WASHINGTON — Car sharing is coming to more Metro stations later this spring. In a statement on Tuesday, Metro announced a partnership with Enterprise CarShare beginning June 1 that will see Enterprise provide service at…