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  • 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…

  • 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…