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Metro gives cause of Foggy Bottom escalator accident

For the first time, Metro is saying definitively what caused an escalator to crumble last month at the Foggy Bottom station.

Tags: Metro , Foggy Bottom , escalator , Richard Sarles , Dave Kubicek , Adam Tuss

Tuesday - 03/22/2011, 02:50pm EDT

Study: High gas prices will increase public transit burden

As the price on gas station marquees continues its steady march upward, drivers will exchange their frustration for alternative ways to commute, according to a study released Monday.

Tags: American Public Transportation Association , Art Guzzetti , William Millar , Metro , late-night service , Andrew Mollenbeck

Sunday - 03/13/2011, 10:47pm EDT

Wells: Shorter Metro hours would decrease D.C.'s status

Should Metro stop running at midnight on the weekends to save money and increase maintenance time? Metro board members weighed in Wednesday on the possibility. WTOP's Adam Tuss reports.

Tags: Metro , Tommy Wells , Jim Graham , Tom Downs , Adam Tuss

Wednesday - 03/09/2011, 06:32pm EST

Metro considers selling naming rights to stations

Metro is considering selling the naming rights to stations as it tries to close a looming $72.4 million budget gap for the next fiscal year.

Tags: Metro , Carol Kissal , budget gap , Twitter , naming rights , Adam Tuss

Thursday - 01/13/2011, 03:23pm EST

Metro's new GM may not have transit experience

Following a long stint without a permanent chief, Metro now has three finalists competing for the general manager position, WTOP has learned.

Tags: Metro , Metro General Manager , Metro general manager search , John Catoe , Peter Benjamin , Metro Board of Directors , Adam Tuss

Tuesday - 01/04/2011, 02:27pm EST

Wells appointed to Metro Board

D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells has been appointed to the Metro Board.

Tags: Tommy Wells , D.C. Council , Metro Board of Directors , Chris Zimmerman

Monday - 01/03/2011, 05:15pm EST

Report recommends big changes at Metro

Is Metro in need of a major shakeup? A new report says there's plenty to change at the transit agency.

Tags: Metro , Metro General Manager , Greater Washington Board of Trade , Council of Governments , Jim Dinegar , David Robertson , Sprawl & Crawl , Adam Tuss

Wednesday - 11/17/2010, 05:20pm EST

Metro investigates impostor bus driver incident

Metro is still investigating how a 19-year-old was able to walk into the Bladensburg bus facility on Friday and drive out with a Metrobus.

Tags: Metro , Jim Graham , Richard Sarles , Metrobus , William Jackson , Marcus Dockery , Southeast D.C. , Adam Tuss

Monday - 07/12/2010, 03:15pm EDT

Catoe reflects on time as Metro general manager

John Catoe reflected on his time as general manager at his final Metro Board meeting on Thursday.

Tags: D.C. , Metro , Metro General Manager , John Catoe , Nationals Park , Pope Benedict XVI , Barack Obama , Red Line crash , Richard Sarles

Thursday - 03/25/2010, 05:27pm EDT

Metro on-time performance drops considerably

Metro riders, does it seem like you're waiting longer for trains to show up? It's because you are.

Tags: Metro , Red Line , Dave Kubicek , Chris Zimmerman , Peter Benjamin , National Transportation Safety Board

Thursday - 02/18/2010, 04:31pm EST