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D.C. Metro no longer dispensing paper tickets

WASHINGTON — Metro officials say the last paper ticket for the rail and bus system has been sold. Metro said in a statement Thursday that all its fare vending machines have been upgraded so that they dispense plastic SmarTrip cards instead ...

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WMATA: Man hit, killed by Metro train in Md. may have fallen

CAPITOL HEIGHTS — Officials say a man struck and killed by a Metro train in Maryland may have fallen from the platform. It happened about 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Capitol Heights station. Metro spokesman Dan Stessel says surveillance video ...

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NTSB: Federal government should assume oversight of Metrorail

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

WASHINGTON — Federal investigators recommended Wednesday that the federal government assume oversight of Washington’s troubled subway system, an unprecedented step for an urban mass transit network. The National Transportation Safety Board said the Federal Railroad Commission should take over safety ...

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Problem that caused Aug. DC Metro derailment found — in July

WASHINGTON  — The derailment of a Metro train in downtown Washington last week was caused by a track problem that was detected a month earlier but wasn’t fixed, the transit agency’s top executive said Wednesday. Members of Congress were quick ...

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