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Federal reports detail track problems overlooked by DC Metro (access required)

WASHINGTON — Reports show officials halted rail traffic or lowered train speeds at several locations across Washington’s subway system last month after federal inspectors discovered problems with the tracks that had gone overlooked. Federal safety reports obtained by The Washington ...

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DC Metro subway shutdown ends, but systemic problems remain (access required)

WASHINGTON — Commuters in the nation’s capital were able to return to their regular routines Thursday morning after an unprecedented daylong shutdown of the Washington subway system. Metro tweeted early Thursday morning that it has resumed service on all lines. ...

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DC Metro: fare gates to stop accepting paper cards (access required)

WASHINGTON — Metro says the fare gates at its rail stations will soon stop accepting paper fare cards. Metro officials said in a statement that as of Saturday, passengers will have to use plastic SmarTrip cards. Metro says that customers ...

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DC Metro board calls failure to fix bad track ‘unacceptable’ (access required)

WASHINGTON  — Metro’s board of directors says the failure to repair a track problem that led to a derailment represents “a breakdown of the organization’s chain of command” and “an unforgivable breach of safety.” Metro’s general manager announced on Wednesday ...

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WMATA found negligent but not liable in accident as proof of causation fails (access required)

A Metro bus driver’s negligence in colliding with an automobile on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway two years ago will not cost the transit authority any money, as a federal court jury concluded last week that the plaintiff’s alleged injuries were not proximately caused by the morning rush-hour collision.

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