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Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 06/11/2013

Normal service resumes on Red Line after disabled train in Northeast

Trains are single-tracking in both directions between Fort Totten and Rhode Island Avenue stations in Northeast Washington.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:28 AM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C., Metro, Metrorail, Morning commute, WMATA

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 12/07/2012

Metrobus driver seen at the wheel with a newspaper in hand

WMATA investigating Metrobus driver steering with newspaper in hand after rider submits video

By Lynh Bui  |  10:07 AM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bus, Metrobus, newspaper, Unsuck DC Metro, WMATA

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 05/24/2012

Metro board to approve $2.5 billion budget

Transit agency makes up budget shortfall with hikes to riders in fares and increased subsidies from area jurisdictions.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:03 AM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dc subway, dc metro, dr. gridlock

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 04/27/2012

The weekend and beyond

Watch the forecast as you plan travels for this weekend, and check here for the man-made obstacles that include Metro track work and several road projects.

By Robert Thomson  |  06:30 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, WMATA, mass transit, public transportation, D.C. metro System, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 04/26/2012

Metro board approves fare hikes

The increase in parking fees and an across-the-board boost in bus and rail fares is scheduled to take effect July 1.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  10:14 AM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WMATA, D.C. Metro System, Washintgon Metro System, Washington Metropolitan Area transit Authroty

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Money for Metro advances in U.S. Senate

The funds, intended for safety improvements, were approved by the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee. The bill now moves to the Senate floor.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:47 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WMATA, mass transit, public transportation, D.C. Metro System, Washington Metro System, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Man has fatal heart attack on Metro train

Trains delayed on Blue/Yellow line because of man’s fatal heart attack on train.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:01 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dc subway, dc metro

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 04/16/2012

The week ahead in traffic and transit

The Capital Weather Gang says this week will be mostly dry and mild, with Monday feeling a bit like summer. Several road projects start in earnest, and Metro resumes its schedule of weekend track work, following a sabbatical due to the cherry blossom events. Here’s a look at some of the projects in the week ahead.

By Washington Post editors  |  01:21 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. MEtro System, Washington Metro System, Maryland roads, public transportation, mass transit, highways, subways

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 04/13/2012

Tysons Boulevard closed this weekend

Tysons Boulevard will be closed between Chain Bridge Road (Route 123) and Galleria Drive overnight Friday and Saturday as crews continue work on Metrorail’s Silver Line extension.

By Washington Post editors  |  04:33 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mass transit, wmata, D.C. Metro system, Virginia highways

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 04/13/2012

Metro to survey rail riders

Metro plans to begin surveying riders for the next six weeks to gather “information for planning and operational purposes,” according to a statement.

By Washington Post editors  |  09:39 AM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, , WMATA, mass transit, public transportation, d.c. metro system, washington metro system

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Metro board discusses fares, hot rail cars and other issues

Several committees of Metro’s board of directors are scheduled to hold their regular meetings Thursday. The topic of the day is the transit authority’s next budget, the one for fiscal 2013 which begins July 1.

By Washington Post editors  |  09:18 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Metro system, WMATA, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, mass transit, public transportation

Posted at 06:19 AM ET, 04/07/2012

Metro rider group looking for more members

Metro’s Accessibility Advisory Committee is looking for riders with disabilities and senior citizens.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:19 AM ET, 04/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WMATA, D.C. metro system, metro, public transportation, mass transit, WMATA, Washington Metropolitan Area transit authority, Disability Issues

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Fairfax County suggests names for Metro Silver Line stations

Previous possibilities had included too many references to Tysons. The Fairfax board is scheduled to discuss the names Tuesday.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  02:51 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Metro System, WMATA, Metro, Washington Metro System, Dulles Rail, Silver Line

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 04/02/2012

Metro 101: Tips for tourists

An influx of tourists will be riding Metro this week. Here are Metro-related tips and basic pointers for out-of-towners.

By Mark Berman  |  01:01 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA, D.C. metro system, Washington Metro System, WMATA, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 04/02/2012

Chat with Dr. Gridlock at noon

Dr. Gridlock will be online and answering questions Monday at noon.

By Mark Berman  |  11:34 AM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Metro, Washington Metro System, mass transit, public transit, WMATA, Washington Metropolitan Area transit authority

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 04/02/2012

The week ahead for traffic, transit

The spring break for many school systems should ease traffic in parts of the D.C. area this week, but there will be plenty of visitors downtown and across the Mall.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:04 AM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Events, Metro | Tags:  D.C. Metro, Washington Metro System, mass transit, public transit, WMATA, Washington Metropolitan Area transit authority

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Metrobus involved in accident

A Metrobus was involved in an accident around 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, a Metro official said. Three people were injured with non-life-threatening injuries, the official said.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:06 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WMATA, D.C. Metro System: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Metrobus

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Metro sets up sexual harassment Web site for riders

General Manager Richard Sarles said the transit authority was taking steps after receiving complaints from riders that Metro does not take the issue seriously.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:04 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Metro System, Washington Metro, WMATA, Washington Metropolitan Area transit Authority, Richard Sarles, Metrorail, Metrobus, mass transit, public transportation

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Metro to add bus service, alter routes

Transit authority adds buses on some corridors and extends service on some routes.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:48 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Metro, D.C. Metro System, WMATA, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Metrobus, Richard Sarles, mass transit

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 03/19/2012

Man struck and killed by train at White Flint

Metro believes the person jumped in front of the train intentionally, according to

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:33 AM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WMATA, D.C. Metro System, Washington Metro System, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Computer problem causes delays on on D.C. Metro’s Red Line

Computer problem caused the delays on the rail system’s busiest line, according to the transit authority.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:00 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metrorail, WMATA, D.C. Metro System, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Metro will hold public hearing on F4, F6 buses

Metro will host a pair of public meetings next week to discuss the Metrobus F4/F6 Line Study, letting people who ride buses on those routes hear about service issues and potential improvements.

By Mark Berman  |  02:09 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WMATA, Metrorail, D.C. Metro System, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Metrobus

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 03/14/2012

Plea hearings scheduled in Metro coin thefts

Plea hearings have been scheduled for Monday for two former Metro workers who were arrested in January in the theft of thousands of dollars in coins paid by passengers as subway fare.

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:56 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WMATA, D.C. Metro system, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 03/14/2012

Former Metro supervisor found guilty of theft

A former Metro call center supervisor was convicted Tuesday in Prince George’s County Circuit Court of two counts of felony theft, according to the transit authority.

By Washington Post editors  |  04:35 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WMATA, metrorail, D.C. Metro system

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 03/12/2012

Metro plans weekday track work on four lines, weekend work on all five lines

There will be weekday work on four of Metro’s lines and weekend work on all five lines. Plan your week and weekend accordingly.

By Mark Berman  |  12:57 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Metro, Metrorail, Metrobus, WMATA, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Metro could see $15 million in federal funds cut

Transit agency could see $15 million in cuts of federal funds under President’s proposed budget.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  01:26 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  metro, dc subway, dc metro

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 01/31/2012

Metro rail problem at Stadium-Armory

Transit agency has had several issues of cracked rails in the last month.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:03 AM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dc subway, dc metro, cracked rail

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 01/30/2012

Metro files lawsuit against union

The transit agency has been involved in fights with Local 2 and the larger Local 689.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:51 AM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dc subway, dc metro, metro sues union