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Washington’s Metro transit system covers the region with 110 miles of subway track and hundreds of bus routes. Yet the aging system has suffered from neglect, a negligent attitude toward safety and a lack of dedicated funding. Riders face a constant stream of malfunctions and resulting delays, and the prospect of paying increased amounts for their trips. Now Metro is pursuing a $5 billion , six-year capital plan to bring the transportation network back into what officials call “ a state of good repair.” The work includes recommendations made by the National Transportation Safety Board in past years to improve the safety of the system, but questions constantly linger: Are officials making the best use of the resources at their disposal, and when will passengers see some relief?
Complaint: Transit agency’s policy on criminal background screenings is broad, unfair to African Americans.
The District Department of Transportation says it will conduct a study to determine if a bus lane is feasible along 16th Street NW.
Companies will have until Jan. 9 to submit proposals for 35-year contract to build and operate transit line
If you’ve never heard of the Northern Virginia communities of Greensboro or Spring Hill, just ride the Silver Line.
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Robert is Dr. Gridlock, the Post’s commuting columnist and an authority on all things roads and rails.
Ashley covers transportation, including roads and aviation. He is an avid cyclist and triathlete.
Dana covers Metrorail, Metrobus and other transit news. Follow her on Twitter: @postmetrogirl
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