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Some DC Metrorail cars still lack protections for visually impaired

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 ...

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Federal judge orders further study before Purple Line clearance

Purple Line

A federal judge Monday ordered further study of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority ridership before plans for the Purple Line can proceed. U.S. District Judge Richard D. Leon ruled state and federal agencies “failed to take the requisite ‘hard look’ ...

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DC Metro cop is 1st US law enforcement officer charged in terror sting

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Prosecutors brought the first-ever federal terrorism charges against a law enforcement officer in the U.S., alleging Wednesday that a patrol officer with the D.C. region’s transit police bought about $250 worth of gift cards for someone he ...

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DC Metro maintenance effort begins with service cuts

WASHINGTON — Metro’s months-long maintenance blitz begins this week with severe service reductions on the orange and silver lines. Monday’s morning rush is the first affected by the maintenance effort. Riders in northern Virginia will find trains using just one ...

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DC’s Metro transit agency fires 20 managers

WASHINGTON — The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority says it has fired 20 managers, including many from the agency’s troubled subway operations. Metro spokesman Dan Stessel tells The Washington Post the firings were immediately effective Friday. He says those dismissed ...

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DC Metro to end late-night weekend service in 2 weeks

WASHINGTON  — As expected, late-night rides on Washington’s subway are coming to an end. Metro says the system will close at midnight every night starting on May 29. The system had remained open until 3 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday ...

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Safety steps ordered for DC Metro after mishandling of fire

WASHINGTON — Describing a dramatic list of missteps by Metro during a response to a station fire, the Federal Transit Administration issued a series of directives to the transit agency while threatening to shut down the system. The FTA, which ...

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Federal official: DC subway hasn’t improved safety

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board says Washington’s subway system appears not to have made meaningful safety improvements since a fatal accident in 2009. The board is meeting Tuesday to determine what caused a January 2015 ...

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