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Metro: Women’s March second highest day ever for ridership

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld is seen in his office with a map of the subway system on the conference table beneath his hands, in Washington, Thursday, July 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

WASHINGTON — Transportation officials in Washington say the more than a million trips taken on the city’s rail system Saturday make the day the second highest ridership day in the system’s history. Metro tweeted Sunday that 1,001,616 trips were taken ...

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Union leaders to host panel discussion on Metro safety

In this Jan. 13, 2015 file photo, a subway train arrives at the L'Enfant Metro Station in Washington.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

WASHINGTON  — Leaders of the largest union representing Metro workers are offering their own ideas about how to fix the struggling transit system. Leaders of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 will host a panel discussion with safety and transit experts ...

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DC Metro head: Trains need to run on time to get riders back

East Falls Church Metro station. (Flickr / Adam Moss / “East Falls Church Station” / CC BY 2.0 / cropped and resized)

WASHINGTON — Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld told members of Congress that his agency will have to focus on reliability to get riders back after a year-long maintenance blitz. Two House oversight subcommittees held a hearing Friday to get an ...

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DC Metro removing some older cars from service for safety

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld is seen in his office with a map of the subway system on the conference table beneath his hands, in Washington, Thursday, July 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

  WASHINGTON — Metro General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld ordered several dozen 4000-series Metro cars pulled from service Thursday over a safety concern. A spokesman said they represent a small fraction of the approximately 1,200 cars in service, and that ...

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DC Metro transit officer on leave after women say he shoved them

A Metro Transit Police SUV is seen in June 2016 in Chinatown in Washington. (Flickr / Tony Hisgett / “Metro Transit Police Car” / CC BY 2.0 / cropped and resized)

WASHINGTON — A transit police officer is on administrative leave after two women filed a complaint saying he shoved them. Metro spokeswoman Morgan Dye says Officer Andy Vinh was placed on leave after the 22-year-old northern Virginia women filed complaints ...

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