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Signing event for $900M in Purple Line funds postponed indefinitely

A map of the proposed Purple Line that would run from Bethesda to New Carrollton.

WASHINGTON — Officials have postponed a signing event that would have locked in $900 million in federal funding to build the light-rail Purple Line in Maryland. Citing an email Thursday from the Maryland Department of Transportation, the Washington Post reports ...

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Federal reports detail track problems overlooked by DC Metro

Crystal City station. (Flickr / H. Michael Miley / “Washington DC Metro” / CC BY-SA 2.0 / cropped and resized)

WASHINGTON — Reports show officials halted rail traffic or lowered train speeds at several locations across Washington’s subway system last month after federal inspectors discovered problems with the tracks that had gone overlooked. Federal safety reports obtained by The Washington ...

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Federal inspectors examine Metrorail for track problems

A Metro train departs the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro station Tuesday, March 15, 2016 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON — Federal inspectors are combing Metro’s subway tracks in a “safety blitz” that follows a recent systemwide shutdown to check tracks and make immediate repairs. The Federal Transit Administration review that began Wednesday includes 10 “segments of concern,” based ...

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Md. formally tells US it doesn’t want $900M for Red Line

ANNAPOLIS  — Maryland officials have formally notified the Federal Transit Administration that the state is no longer seeking federal funding for a Baltimore light rail project. In a letter to the FTA’s acting administrator, Maryland Transit Administrator Paul Comfort wrote ...

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