Dana Hedgpeth

ReporterWashington, D.C.

The latest from Dana

Pat Nowakowski had led the effort to build the rail line since construction began in 2009, and the Metro board acknowledges that attempts to fix a key component of the new line have failed.

  • Apr 16, 2014

Michael Gordon, 62, has been charged after he “threatened to shoot officers with a weapon.”

  • Apr 16, 2014

Resignations come as both agencies are under fire for delays and financial practices.

  • Apr 16, 2014

Earlier delays on Metro’s Red Line follows other problems on Blue and Yellow lines. The problems are resolved (for now)

  • Apr 16, 2014

A man claimed to have a gun in a Tysons apartment complex. Police deployed SWAT teams to the scene.

  • Apr 15, 2014

One basic rule: When offering a seat, don’t blurt out, “because you’re pregnant“; the person may not be.

  • Apr 15, 2014

Power outage at Cleveland Park Metro stop. Trains are running, but elevators and escalators are out.

  • Apr 14, 2014

Inner loop of Beltway lanes closed in Prince George’s. Drivers advised to avoid area.

  • Apr 14, 2014

A shih tzu was stolen at gunpoint and a chihuahua was injured in an attack.

  • Apr 12, 2014

New bike lanes to open soon. Use of popular bike lanes has grown.

  • Apr 11, 2014

Do passengers offer them a seat? Not always.

  • Apr 11, 2014

The 3-year-old dog was stolen by a man with a gun on Tuesday evening, D.C. police said.

  • Apr 11, 2014

David Helkowski says he wanted to force the university to take his worries about computer security seriously.

  • Apr 10, 2014

Report of gas leak leads to suspension of service between Van Dorn and King Street stations.

  • Apr 9, 2014

Route 1 southbound lanes were closed at 15th Street.

  • Apr 9, 2014

The inner loop was shut down closed between Routes 450 and 50 in Lanham.

  • Apr 9, 2014

Metro delays on Orange and Blue lines. Signal problem causing issues.

  • Apr 9, 2014

Traffic on Interstate 95 north at Indian Head Highway was backed up because of a fire involving a truck.

  • Apr 9, 2014

Delays on Orange and Blue lines of Metro. Earlier problem with train.

  • Apr 8, 2014

The bus driver, who police believe left the vehicle unattended, is facing several charges.

  • Apr 7, 2014
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About Dana

Dana Hedgpeth is the Washington Post’s lead reporter in covering the Metro rail and bus systems in the D.C. region and the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) that runs them. Dana joined the Washington Post in 1999 and has spent more than a decade covering a variety of subjects, including local government, the federal court in Alexandria and government contracting and the defense industry, plus commercial real estate, the building of the D.C. convention center and the redevelopment of the area around the Nationals baseball stadium.

Dana lives in the District with her husband and daughter. Follow her on Twitter @postmetrogirl and on Facebook for transportation news (and the occasional cute picture of her kid). She’d love your tips on Metro at dana.hedgpeth@washpost.com.