Report says Metro knew of potential track danger ahead of July derailment

According to documents released by the National Transportation Safety Board on Dec. 1, Metro knew of Silver Line track flaws more than a year before it derailed in July and track inspectors falsified inspection reports for months.


Proposed rezoning near Dulles draws criticism from airports authority

Plan could allow more residential development near Silver Line stations on flight paths.


Rush-hour train cuts would ratify Metro’s decline for commuters

(J. Lawler Duggan / For The Washington Post)

When organizations tell you they’re “right-sizing” your service, they generally mean they’re giving you less of it.

Evening commute disruptions: Delays resolved on Capital Beltway, continue on Metro

Metro trains are single-tracking between Smithsonian and Federal Center SW and some lanes of the outer loop of the Capital Beltway in Prince George’s County are blocked.


The WMATA board should just get out of the way

(Christian K. Lee / The Washington Post)


Famed Reston site may vanish

(Antonio Olivo / The Washington Post)

Preservationists want to save a building by acclaimed architect Marcel Breuer that stands in the way of plans to develop an area near Metro’s Silver Line.

New lawsuit challenges the use of Dulles Toll Road dollars to pay for the Silver Line

The suit, filed last month, is similar to other unsuccessful efforts that have challenged the use of toll road revenues to finance the Silver Line rail project.

Forget the bells and whistles, what transit riders want is good service

If you build it, they won’t necessarily come -- so planners need to be smart about transit.


Metro’s red-light and Silver Line woes

(Bill O'Leary / The Washington Post)


Is the Silver Line to blame for all of Metro’s woes?

(Amanda Voisard / For The Washington Post)

Many riders — and Metro to a degree — fault the newest line for the agency’s problems, but is it fair?