Foxx said he thinks shifting oversight to another agency within his department would create confusion and slow down efforts to address safety issues at Metro.
A spokeswoman for U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said the department will unveil its own plan for fixing the region's troubled Metro system.
Earlier delays on Metro's Orange and Silver lines
Suitland Parkway was closed on eastbound side after tractor trailer falls off Capital Beltway. Driver dies.
A first-time visitor to Washington -- a tourist from Boston or New York, let's say, where subway riders pay a flat fare -- might be confused by Metro's varied prices based on travel distance. But a Metro board member?
All northbound lanes were closed.
Because fares account for a major portion of Metro’s annual operating revenue, budget managers could include fare increases in their proposed spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The plan is scheduled to be submitted to the board next month.
Three subway stations are now accepting only plastic SmarTrip cards; by January, paper cards will no longer be sold anywhere on Metrorail.
Disabled Red Line train unloaded at Cleveland Park.
The tech giant initially rejected Charles Yeh's app. A week later, following a Post report, Yeh received a notice from Apple that it had been approved.