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D.C. Metro no longer dispensing paper tickets (access required)

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 (access required)

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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Federal agency to supervise DC Metro safety (access required)

WASHINGTON — The Department of Transportation says Washington’s subway system will be under direct federal supervision because of safety lapses. Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a letter posted Friday on the department’s website that Federal Transit Administration officials could intervene ...

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NTSB: Federal government should assume oversight of Metrorail (access required)

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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DC Metro board calls failure to fix bad track ‘unacceptable’ (access required)

WASHINGTON  — Metro’s board of directors says the failure to repair a track problem that led to a derailment represents “a breakdown of the organization’s chain of command” and “an unforgivable breach of safety.” Metro’s general manager announced on Wednesday ...

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Problem that caused Aug. DC Metro derailment found — in July (access required)

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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