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Metro gets millions for safety-related upgrades

The federal government announced Thursday the regional transit system will get millions of dollars to replace the 30-year-old rail cars that may have contributed to last year's deadly crash.

Tags: Metro , National Transportation Safety Board , U.S. Department of Transportation , Fort Totten

Thursday - 12/30/2010, 05:40pm EST

Metro blames economy for no ridership growth

A down economy -- and not the biggest fare increase in Metro history -- is to blame for a lack of growth in rail and bus ridership, the transit agency says.

Tags: Peter Benjamin , Metro Board of Directors , Red Line , fare increase , Adam Tuss , Washington Dulles International Airport , Dulles Rail , Metro , Gary Emerling

Thursday - 12/02/2010, 03:35pm EST

Ex-Metro GM lands new role as transit consultant

John Catoe has been appointed by MV Transportation Inc. as a strategic adviser to the company's executive leadership team, WTOP has learned.

Tags: John Catoe , Metro , Metro Access , MV Transportation

Friday - 11/05/2010, 09:34am EDT

Lapses in Metro safety go unreported

Lapses in Metro safety, such as the 2009 Red Line crash and recent documentationof Metro bus operators talking on cell phones and reading books, now seem exacerbated by a new finding that many of these violations go unreported.

Tags: Metro , Metro accident , distracted driving , bus driver , safety , safety violation , Adam Tuss

Friday - 10/29/2010, 09:16am EDT

Other operator in Red Line crash had suspensions

A Metro train operator who survived last summer's deadly Red Line Metro crash had a history of suspensions.

Tags: Metro , Brian Brooks , National Transportation Safety Board , Washington Examiner

Wednesday - 08/25/2010, 08:48am EDT

Metro marks first anniversary of deadly crash

Family and friends of those killed in Metrorail's deadliest crash gathered to remember their loved ones on the first anniversary of the tragedy.

Tags: Metro , Metro accident , transit system , NTSB , Fort Totten , Red Line , Richard Sarles , Jeanice McMillan , Jordan McMillan

Tuesday - 06/22/2010, 07:56am 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 Board , Metro General Manager , John Catoe , Nationals Park , Pope Benedict XVI , Barack Obama , Richard Sarles

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

Metro's oldest rail cars will be rolling out of service

At a board meeting on Thursday, Metro officials will present a plan that will set in motion the procurement of hundreds of new, next generation rail cars, known as 7000 series rail cars.

Tags: Metro , Red Line , Silver Line , Steven Taubenkibel , 1000 Series cars , 7000 Series cars , National Transportation Safety Board

Monday - 03/22/2010, 03:49pm EDT