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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?
Metro is recommending changes to dozens of bus routes across the Washington region, and it wants riders’ input.
Complaint: Transit agency’s policy on criminal background screenings is broad, unfair to African Americans.
Carol Kissal takes the job just a few months after she left her job as Metro’s CFO.
(Bonnie Jo Mount / Washington Post)
Temporary court order says transit agency can’t bar street musicians from accepting tips near stations.
(Astrid Riecken / For The Washington Post)
Lori Aratani, Spencer S. Hsu and Paul Duggan
Federal grant funds were used, and a former employee claimed he was unfairly fired for complaining about it.
A straightforward survey about the WMATA budget takes a tour into NFL commentary.
Bill Turque and Dana Hedgpeth
Meanwhile, behind-the-scenes scuffling continues between WMATA and Montgomery County.
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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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