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New chief of Metro safety assesses safety culture

Jim Dougherty enters Metro at a time when the spotlight on safety is at its apex.

Tags: Jim Dougherty , Metro , Adam Tuss , Peter Rogoff

Friday - 04/23/2010, 02:50pm EDT

Arlington toll lanes lawsuit will go forward

The County Board claims the project will favor mostly rich, white commuters at the expense of Arlington's diverse urban population.

Tags: HOT lanes , Spotsylvania County , Arlington County , Stafford County , VDOT , U.S. District Court , fairfax county ,

Thursday - 04/22/2010, 01:38pm EDT

Drivers beware: 'Mega Projects' coming to Va.

There are major transportation projects going on in Northern Virginia in the coming months.

Tags: Virginia , Dulles Rail , HOT lanes , Fairfax County Parkway , Telegraph Road , Wilson Bridge , Occoquan River , Tysons Corner , Beltway , Route 123 , Dulles Toll Road , Springfield Interchange

Thursday - 04/01/2010, 07:21pm EDT

Metro hires new head of safety

In the wake of numerous safety incidents, accidents and deaths, major management changes are taking shape at Metro.

Tags: Richard Sarles , Metro , John Catoe , James Dougherty , Adam Tuss , Lisa Farbstein

Wednesday - 03/31/2010, 03:17pm EDT

Feds take a back seat to WMATA in Metro security

WTOP's Sprawl & Crawl reporter Adam Tuss says the local trasnportation authority remains in charge of the Washington subway's safety, even in the wake of the bombings in Moscow.

Tags: Homeland Security , WMATA , Metro , Moscow bombings , Adam Tuss ,

Tuesday - 03/30/2010, 07:08pm EDT

ICC construction creates confusion for drivers

A right-hand turn has now become a left-hand turn for drivers at the intersection of Shady Grove Road and Interstate 370.

Tags: ICC , InterCounty Connector , Gaithersburg , Adam Tuss ,

Tuesday - 03/30/2010, 10:56am EDT

New program aims to improve pedestrian safety

A local effort to cut down on the amount of pedestrians injured and killed in accidents kicked off in Silver Spring Tuesday with a powerful demonstration on the those dangers.

Tags: ike leggett , Silver Spring , NTSB , Montgomery County , National Highway Transportation Safety Administrat , Street Smart

Tuesday - 03/23/2010, 04:00pm EDT

Expanded bridge on U.S. 1 opens ahead of schedule

The new $18 million bridge over Neabsco Creek replaces one that was demolished because the roadway would regularly flood during heavy rains.

Tags: Prince William County , U.S. 1 , Neabsco Creek , VDOT

Thursday - 03/18/2010, 06:59pm EDT

Metro's 'culture of safety' to be scrutinized

The horrific Red Line collision in June that killed nine people will be the focus of a three-day hearing at the National Transportation Safety Board next week.

Tags: National Transportation Safety Board , Metro , Adam Tuss , Robert Sumwalt

Friday - 02/19/2010, 03:24pm EST

GM candidates not walking through Metro's doors

A Metro source tells WTOP that at least two internal candidates have been offered the top spot at Metro, but they have declined.

Tags: Metro , Adam Tuss , John Catoe , Jim Graham

Friday - 02/19/2010, 01:06am EST
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