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.
Michael Gordon, 62, has been charged after he “threatened to shoot officers with a weapon.”
Resignations come as both agencies are under fire for delays and financial practices.
Earlier delays on Metro’s Red Line follows other problems on Blue and Yellow lines. The problems are resolved (for now)
A man claimed to have a gun in a Tysons apartment complex. Police deployed SWAT teams to the scene.
One basic rule: When offering a seat, don’t blurt out, “because you’re pregnant“; the person may not be.
Power outage at Cleveland Park Metro stop. Trains are running, but elevators and escalators are out.
Inner loop of Beltway lanes closed in Prince George’s. Drivers advised to avoid area.
A shih tzu was stolen at gunpoint and a chihuahua was injured in an attack.
New bike lanes to open soon. Use of popular bike lanes has grown.
Do passengers offer them a seat? Not always.
The 3-year-old dog was stolen by a man with a gun on Tuesday evening, D.C. police said.
David Helkowski says he wanted to force the university to take his worries about computer security seriously.
Report of gas leak leads to suspension of service between Van Dorn and King Street stations.
Route 1 southbound lanes were closed at 15th Street.
The inner loop was shut down closed between Routes 450 and 50 in Lanham.
Metro delays on Orange and Blue lines. Signal problem causing issues.
Traffic on Interstate 95 north at Indian Head Highway was backed up because of a fire involving a truck.
Delays on Orange and Blue lines of Metro. Earlier problem with train.
The bus driver, who police believe left the vehicle unattended, is facing several charges.
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 email@example.com.