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Metro proposes fare hikes, service cuts, layoffs (access required)

WASHINGTON — Metro has proposed reducing service, increasing fares and laying off 1,000 workers in an effort to balance its budget. The beleaguered transit network has seen ridership decline amid safety and reliability issues. In a statement on Sunday, Metro ...

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Little consensus on Metro funding from regional leaders (access required)

WASHINGTON — The governors of Maryland and Virginia and the mayor of Washington found little consensus on how to fund the struggling Metro subway system at a regional meeting to discuss economic development. Democratic District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser ...

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DC to consider new Metro oversight board with Md., Va. (access required)

WASHINGTON  — The D.C. Council is considering a bill to create a new, more robust oversight body for the Metro transit system. Two council committees will hold a hearing Tuesday on the bill, which would establish a compact between the ...

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Metro worker files lawsuit alleging sexual harassment (access required)

WASHINGTON — A Metro worker has filed a lawsuit alleging that she has been sexually harassed in the workplace. The Washington Post reports that Arlancia Williams says in a lawsuit filed this month that her boss demanded hugs, made disparaging ...

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Judge vacates Purple Line approval, orders new ridership study (access required)

Maryland must conduct another study on anticipated Purple Line ridership in light of safety concerns about the Metrorail system, a federal judge has ruled. The order Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon that the state prepare another supplemental ...

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