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Metro: No safety hazard in near-miss on Red Line

Metro says there was no safety hazard last week when a Red Line train operator hit the emergency brake because he felt he was getting too close to another train.

Tags: Red Line , Tri-State Oversight Committee , Adam Tuss

Thursday - 05/13/2010, 04:31pm EDT

O'Malley calls Metro safety record worst in nation

"WMATA has the worst safety record in the country, and they need to improve that safety record," Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said on WTOP's Ask the Governor program.

Tags: Martin O'Malley , Ask the Governor , WMATA , Colleen Kelleher , Lisa Farbstein , Adam Tuss , Richard Sarles

Monday - 05/10/2010, 01:35pm EDT

Metro oversight committee slams agency over near-miss

The panel that oversees Metro's safety has sent a sternly-written letter to the Richard Sarles, the transit agency's interim General Manager, expressing its concern over a near-miss this week on the Red line.

Tags: National Transportation Safety Board , Tri-State Oversight Committee , Gabe Klein , Sean T. Connaughton , Beverly Swaim-Staley , Richard Sarles

Saturday - 05/08/2010, 11:18am EDT

Near-miss not immediately investigated

One Metro train approached another too quickly Wednesday, but the transit agency didn't immediately investigate or report the near collision.

Tags: near collision , Adam Tuss , Wheaton , transit agency , subway , Tri-State Oversight Committee , Richard Sarles , James Dougherty , Colleen Kelleher , Red Line

Thursday - 05/06/2010, 06:15pm EDT

Lane closures to disrupt I-66

Work on the Dulles Metro Rail project will cause the shutdown of several lanes late Friday.

Tags: Darci Marchese , Orange Line , Metrorail , Virginia , I-66 , Interstate 66 , Sprawl & Crawl , fairfax county

Thursday - 05/06/2010, 10:56am EDT

Metro to adjust Red Line schedule to match 'reality'

Metro's oldest and busiest line is not running on a schedule that matches "reality." That frank assessment came from the transit agency's interim general manager.

Tags: Richard Sarles , Red Line , subway , transit agency , Adam Tuss

Wednesday - 05/05/2010, 11:02am EDT

Metro riders should expect delays on Red Line

Metro says a piece of insulation on the third rail started smoking near the Dupont Circle station around 1:30 p.m.

Tags: Red Line , Dupont Circle , Farragut North , Van Ness-UDC

Monday - 05/03/2010, 05:00pm EDT

Metro on heightened alert following NYC scare

Metro police officers are on heightened alert following the failed New York City bombing in Times Square over the weekend.

Tags: Times Square , Adam Tuss , Sprawl & Crawl , Jeff Delinski , Olson Group

Monday - 05/03/2010, 04:34pm EDT

Dupont Circle Metro station reopens after police investigation

Metro says someone called 911 with a bomb threat to the station, and D.C. Police asked Metro to close the station while they investigate the threat.

Tags: Dupont Circle

Saturday - 05/01/2010, 04:07pm EDT

Metro's interim GM has goals for transit agency

In an exclusive one-on-one ride on the rails with WTOP, Metro interim General Manager Richard Sarles talks about his first days on the job and the future of the transit agency.

Tags: Richard Sarles , John Catoe , Metro General Manager

Friday - 04/30/2010, 02:49pm EDT
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