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Judge dismisses 25 lawsuits over 2015 Metrorail smoke incident

WASHINGTON — A federal judge has dismissed more than two dozen lawsuits against Metro and the District of Columbia over an electrical malfunction caused a train to fill with smoke. The Washington Post reports that the plaintiffs asked for the ...

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3 Metro workers forced to avoid oncoming train

ALEXANDRIA — Metro is trying to determine why a train was driven through a work area, forcing three workers to get out of the way. Metro spokeswoman Sherry Ly says no one was hurt when the train entered the work ...

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Senate approves new safety panel for DC subway system

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has approved a bill creating a new, independent safety oversight panel for Washington’s troubled subway system. A resolution creating the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission was approved Tuesday and now heads to the House. The panel ...

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5 Metrorail workers sue following firing

WASHINGTON — Five members of Metro’s track inspection department fired over what the agency said were falsified inspection reports are suing, saying Metro’s conclusions were “completely fraudulent.” Radio station WTOP reports the lawsuit filed in federal court in Washington says ...

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Union, Md. congressman to participate in Metro card giveaway

SILVER SPRING — Metro’s largest union and Congressman Jamie Raskin are giving away $10 Metro cards to riders. Raskin will join Metro workers Tuesday morning to give away 1,000 SmarTrip cards at the Silver Spring Metro station. It’s the first ...

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Subway attacker: ‘You could have said excuse me’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say a passenger on Washington’s subway was punched in the face after sitting down next to a younger man who had refused to scoot over. Metro Transit police say the Blue Line passenger had approached a ...

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DC Metro work car derails on red line, no injuries

WASHINGTON — Metro says a work car derailed overnight, but no one was injured. Metro warned of delays on the red line early Tuesday morning while trains used one track between the Judiciary Square and NoMa-Gallaudet University stations. Metro tweets ...

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Va. lawmakers denounce feds’ decision to withhold transit funds

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia lawmakers are calling on the U.S. secretary of transportation to reverse the Federal Transportation Commission’s decision to withhold millions of dollars in funding. Del. James LeMunyon and Sen. George Barker sent a letter signed by dozens ...

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