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Metro may reach outside transit circles for new GM

While Metro Board members have remained very tight-lipped about actual names of candidates, a Metro source tells WTOP the list of finalists being put together includes a candidate or candidates from outside the realm of public transit.

Tags: WMATA , Metro , public transportation , Jeff McKay , Greater Washington Board of Trade , Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments , Peter Benjamin , John Catoe , Adam Tuss , Sprawl & Crawl

Wednesday - 12/15/2010, 01:07am EST

Metro board debates solving escalator issues

Metro has discovered numerous escalator brake issues since the transit agency started inspecting its fleet, officials say.

Tags: Metro , Gordon Linton , escalators , Red Line , Glenmont , Silver Spring , Wheaton , Forest Glen , Adam Tuss , Gary Emerling

Thursday - 11/18/2010, 03:02pm EST

Escalator brakes should have been safety issue

Metro's general manager and board chairman say the transit agency should have paid more attention to escalator brakes as a safety issue, not just a maintenance issue.

Tags: Metro , escalator , L'Enfant Plaza , Peter Benjamin , Adam Tuss

Wednesday - 11/10/2010, 09:57pm 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 , Metro Board , Jim Graham , Metrobus , William Jackson , Marcus Dockery , Southeast D.C. , Adam Tuss

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

Metro GM may not be selected until end of year

A source tells WTOP that at least six to eight interviews for Metro's top job are being conducted.

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

Tuesday - 10/19/2010, 04:24pm EDT

Audit finds flaws in Metro escalator maintenance

A new report offers a revealing look at the issues surrounding Metro and its escalator and elevator programs.

Tags: Metro , Dupont Circle Metro Station , Foggy Bottom Metro Station , Woodley Park Metro Station , Bethesda Metro Station , Metro safety , Adam Tuss

Tuesday - 10/12/2010, 03:13pm EDT

San Fran's CEO among Metro's top G.M. candidates

The head of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is one potential candidate for Metro's top slot, WTOP has learned.

Tags: Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. , Nat Ford , Metro , Metro general manager search , San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency , Jim Dougherty , John Catoe , Adam Tuss , Sprawl & Crawl , Sprawl and Crawl

Tuesday - 09/21/2010, 07:06am EDT

Call Metro to find out when next train will arrive

People can call Metro's customer information number (202-637-7000) and say "Next Train" followed by the station name to find out when trains will arrive within the next 20 minutes.

Tags: Metro , WMATA , Sprawl & Crawl , real-time information

Tuesday - 08/31/2010, 08:39pm EDT

Metro set to start massive escalator repair program

Metro is set to begin a massive, long overdue repair and maintenance project of its longest and most-used escalators, Metro Interim General Manager Richard Sarles said Tuesday on WTOP's Ask Metro program.

Tags: Metro , escalators , Peter Benjamin , Metrobus , William Jackson , Dupont Circle Metro Station , Foggy Bottom Metro Station , Bethesda Metro Station , Mark Segraves

Tuesday - 07/20/2010, 04:48pm EDT

Metro riders complain of sweltering railcars

Metro General Manager Richard Sarles tells WTOP the transit agency is currently facing challenges when it comes to air conditioning on trains.

Tags: Metro , Heat wave , Sprawl & Crawl , Jeff McKay , Steven Taubenkibel , Dave Kubicek , Adam Tuss

Thursday - 07/08/2010, 02:31pm EDT
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