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  • 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…

  • Fire department source: Radios failed in Metro tunnels

    WASHINGTON — When D.C. firefighters responded to Metro’s smoky tunnel near the L’Enfant Plaza Metro station Monday they may have been hampered by faulty communications. One person was killed and scores of others were hurt…

  • Deadly subway malfunction leaves many unanswered questions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The subway train had just pulled out from a busy Washington station when it ground to a halt and foul-smelling smoke began filling the tunnel and the cars. “We’re going to die…

  • Investigation into deadly Metro incident

    A Metro train filled with smoke on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. One person died. More than 80 people had to be taken to hospitals. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

  • Metro announces service changes for Tuesday

    WASHINGTON — Metro has announced service changes for Tuesday, following Monday’s incident at L’Enfant Plaza: Metro says Green Line trains will run normal service every 6 minutes between Branch Avenue and Greenbelt. Trains will stop at L’Enfant Plaza. All…

  • Cracked rail, cold weather problems cause Metro delays

    WASHINGTON — Metro riders are finding the Thursday morning commute to be much longer than normal as the subway system deals with a number of weather-related problems, including a broken rail and frozen doors. The…

  • Metro track work returns Friday

    WASHINGTON – After a nearly month-long break, Metro rail work returns to weekend track work on Friday Jan. 2. WMATA says trains will single track from Eastern Market to Stadium Armory. From 10 p.m. Friday…

  • Videos of women on Metro show up on porn site

    WASHINGTON — Videos of young women riding Metrorail have surfaced on a pornographic website that’s similar to YouTube. The low angle images zoom in on the private parts of seated women wearing very short shorts…

  • Metro new budget proposal tackles tough cuts

    With questions surrounding flat ridership and subsidies, Metro General Manager Richard Sarles has introduced an operating and capital budget with no fare increases.

  • Ridership picks up on Fairfax Connector

    Ridership on Metro\’s Silver Line is steadily picking up, and so
    is ridership on Fairfax Connector buses that serve Metro\’s newest rail line.