Transit

Metro said hundreds of older rail cars operating within the system contain asbestos, but the material does not pose a threat to passengers and those cars are soon to be replaced. The transit agency has issued a contract proposal seeking a company to remove asbestos from 280 cars in its fleet. Metro’s 1000-series cars, which date back to the […]

A dump truck hit a power pole.

Of the county's 1,100 bus stops used by Metrobus and ART about 67 percent are in need of some improvements to make the accessible for people with disabilities.

July 26 marks the Silver Line's one-year anniversary. Metro wants to celebrate with a family movie night at the Wiehle-Reston East Station.

The County Council approved a 25 cent pre-trip surcharge on Uber, Lyft and other transportation network services to fund efforts to make the taxi fleet wheelchair accessible.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan urged his state's congressional delegation to secure $900 million in federal funding for the suburban Purple Line rail project and cautioned that it could not move forward without the assistance.

Winning bid will be chosen by Jan. 15, according to bid documents.

The National Transportation Safety Board also reiterated a need for data recorders on buses and commercial trucks similar to those found on planes and trains.

Secretary Anthony Foxx will meet with D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday to discuss the transit authority's myriad problems.

Crews are making improvements to pedestrian access and the transit center bus bays.

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