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  • 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…

  • 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…