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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 , Red Line crash , Jeanice McMillan , Jordan McMillan

Tuesday - 06/22/2010, 07:56am 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 , Metro , WMATA , Colleen Kelleher , Lisa Farbstein , Adam Tuss ,

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

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

Thursday - 05/06/2010, 06:15pm 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: Metro , Red Line , subway , transit agency , Adam Tuss

Wednesday - 05/05/2010, 11:02am 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: Metro , John Catoe , Metro General Manager

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

Metro fare increases coming -- but how much?

Metro's Board of Directors has not settled on exactly how much, but there is a consensus that fares are going to increase.

Tags: Metro , Metro Board of Directors , Chris Zimmerman , Jim Graham , Peter Benjamin , Sprawl & Crawl , Adam Tuss

Thursday - 04/29/2010, 03:30pm EDT

Sarles says permanent GM should be hired ASAP

Metro's Interim General Manager Richard Sarles says he should be replaced as soon as possible.

Tags: Metro , John Catoe , Adam Tuss , Sprawl & Crawl

Monday - 04/26/2010, 03:17pm EDT

Tense moments as Metro debates another fare hike

There was a tense - and at times fiery - debate as Metro's Board of Directors discussed fare increases and service cuts Thursday.

Tags: Metro , WMATA , budget gaps , service cuts , fare increases , Peter Benjamin

Thursday - 04/22/2010, 01:49am EDT

Dulles Rail Project hits a snag -- railcar costs

A dispute over the cost of railcars has the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority at odds with Metro, and the disagreement could delay the 2013 opening of the first phase of the rail line to Dulles International Airport.

Tags: Metro , Dulles Rail Project , Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority , James Bennett , WMATA , Darci Marchese , Adam Tuss , Colleen Kelleher

Thursday - 04/22/2010, 08:09am EDT
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