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 The Future of Metrorail
 Capacity Constraints
 Beyond Capacity
 Metro's Money
 Transportation Growth
Metro Turns 25
 Coming to a Curve (The Washington Post, 3/25/01)
 Far Beneath the Street, a 'Social Success' (The Washington Post, 3/25/01)
 Crowds Could Derail Decades of Progress (The Washington Post, 3/26/01)
 For Some, Metro Has Become Part of the Family (The Washington Post, 3/26/01)
 Mud, Sweat and Tears: Historical photo gallery narrated by Douglas Feaver, executive editor of washingtonpost.com.
 Video:On the Red Line: A look at two people who help make the system work.
 Video:Down the Line: Metro General Manager Richard White and Feaver comment on the future of Metro.
 Live Online: White answered questions on Metro's 25th; read the transcript here.
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Metro Decides to Clue Riders In
Regular Metro riders know their drill.
They come into the station, march to the platform and stand facing the tracks in the exact spot -- measured to precision over years of practice -- where they are absolutely, positively sure a car door will appear when the train stops.

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Lawmaker Steps In on Va. Growth: Congressman Plans to Block Land Sale Near Vienna Metro (Post, April 21, 2005)

Popularity Has Its Price for Home Buyers: As Single-Family Prices Rise, So Do Condo Sales (Post, April 21, 2005)

Pursuit of a Grande Latte May Be Stirring Up Gridlock (Post, April 18, 2005)

Chief Complaint at Nationals' Opener: Long Lines: Officials to Wait and See Before Making Changes (Post, April 16, 2005)

Fans Heed Warnings, Cram Onto Metro With Commuters (Post, April 15, 2005)

Choke Point Slows Orange Line Trains: Potomac Tunnel Nearing Capacity (Post, April 15, 2005)

Commission to Fund Extended Metrorail Hours for Nats Games (Post, April 14, 2005; 1:33 PM)

The Old Ballgame in a New City: Nationals' Opener Symbolizes Region's Transformation Over 34 Years (Post, April 14, 2005)

District Steering Nats Fans To Rails: Game Crowd Means Road, Parking Woes (Post, April 13, 2005)

There's No Shortage of Royalty, Or Blossoms, at Festival Parade (Post, April 10, 2005)

Metro Considers Abandoning Natural Gas Buses (Post, April 8, 2005)

Lawmakers Try to Block Gas Storage: Explosion Has Residents Leery of Utility's Plans Near West Hyattsville (Post, April 7, 2005)

Different Course Planned for Country Club: Developer Wants To Build Homes At Indian Spring (Post, April 7, 2005)

Metro Passengers Discover Body in Md. Creek (Post, April 3, 2005)

Metro Officers Get Tips on Smoother Trips: Conflict Management Includes Role Playing (Post, April 2, 2005)

Computer Fixes Planned to Improve Metro: Managers Expect Changes to Reduce Delays, Station Overruns by December (Post, April 1, 2005)

Committee to Study Tysons Corner Growth Potential (Post, March 31, 2005)

The Remains of Their Visiting Days: Cameras or Cash, Tourists' Lost Loot Finds Protective Guardians (Post, March 27, 2005)

Trash Containers Will Return to Metro Platforms: Cans Minimize Bomb Fallout (Post, March 18, 2005)

Panel Approves Radio One's Planned Move To District (Post, March 17, 2005)

Rail Deal Could Double Development Near Tysons (Post, March 13, 2005)

Metro Plans to Charge For Redskins Parking: Service May Accommodate Nationals Fans (Post, March 11, 2005)

Duncan to Ask Council to Fund Wheaton Security Efforts: Redevelopment Is Gaining Momentum (Post, March 10, 2005)

Arlington Weighing Parking Changes: Input Sought on Permit System Overhaul (Post, March 10, 2005)

Commuters Like Metro More Than They Use It: Inconvenience Cited Among Reasons in Poll (Post, March 6, 2005)

Metro to Monitor Seating Patterns: Cameras to Aid Study on Whether More People Should Stand (Post, March 4, 2005)

Ride On Weighing Changes To Routes: Some Germantown Residents Unhappy With Proposal (Post, March 3, 2005)

Amtrak Train Hits 2 Men in Md., Killing 1 (Post, March 2, 2005)

Road Funding Not Enough for N.Va., Some Say (Post, Feb. 28, 2005)

Metro Advisers Offer List Of Flaws: Suggestions Include Longer Peak Trains (Post, Feb. 25, 2005)

Outdoor Diners Can Go Back for Seconds: Alexandria Extends Old Town Program (Post, Feb. 24, 2005)

Local Ties May Not Hold in Richmond (Post, Feb. 24, 2005)

More National Builders Competing for Local Parcels: Land Near Metro Especially Popular (Post, Feb. 24, 2005)

Metro's Top Deputy Resigns in Shake-Up: Departure Follows Spate of Problems (Post, Feb. 20, 2005)

Metro Seeks Federal Aid To Stave Off Deterioration: Unique Role Serving Federal Workers And Tourists Is Touted (Post, Feb. 19, 2005)

Rider Panel to Advise Metro on Service: Advocates Consider Agency's Initiatives 'Too Timid' (Post, Feb. 18, 2005)

Supervisors Take Stand Against Toll Increase (Post, Feb. 17, 2005)

No Rush to Appeal Md. Assessments: Officials Say Homeowners Acknowledge Hot Real Estate Market (Post, Feb. 17, 2005)



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