The Virginia General Assembly agreed Saturday to give Metro $154 million a year in permanent, new funding, on the condition that Maryland and the District of Columbia make somewhat larger contributions to provide the transit system with a total of ...Read More »
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D, said Tuesday his state has done its part for Metro by urging board reforms and pledging to provide dedicated funding, and he called on Maryland and the District to join the effort.Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s transportation chief has raised new objections to former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood’s reform proposal for the Washington-area’s struggling public transit system. Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn tells The Washington Post that he wants LaHood and the transit system’s ...
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WASHINGTON — Groups whose ads for buses and trains were rejected by a Washington regional transit agency are suing. The groups that sued the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority on Wednesday are the American Civil Liberties Union, People for the Ethical ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — The House approved legislation Monday giving the go-ahead for a new safety watchdog for the passenger rail system serving commuters and visitors in and around the nation’s capital. After a series of critical lapses, the Obama administration directed ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Metro has pushed back its timeline for retrofitting some of its rail cars with safety barriers meant to protect the visually impaired from falling into gaps between trains. The Washington Post reports that Metro initially told federal officials it would ...Read More »