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Metro promises escalator improvement -- next year

About one out of every six Metro escalators is currently out of service, and the transit agency says riders should expect more of the same as it gets aggressive about shutting units down and fixing them.

Tags: Metro , escalators , Adam Tuss , Mary Hynes , Metro Board of Directors , MARTA , CTA , BART

Tuesday - 06/14/2011, 04:58pm EDT

Subway plans to cut salt levels

The sandwich chain will announce plans to reduce sodium by 15 percent overall, compared to 2009 levels at its U.S. locations.

Tags: food , sodium

Monday - 04/18/2011, 09:57am EDT

Metro hearing on improvements draws audience of 2

Two people came to the public hearing. No members of Metro's board showed up.

Tags: Metro , Sprawl & Crawl

Tuesday - 03/22/2011, 11:34am EDT

D.C. may hold back Metro funding over late night service

The District of Columbia may hold back its $50 million share of dedicated funding for Metro if cuts to late night weekend rail service move forward.

Tags: Metro , Adam Tuss , Sprawl & Crawl

Friday - 03/11/2011, 01:18am EST

Police officer saves Madrid man from certain train death

In a scene reminiscent of an edge-of-your-seat action thriller, an off-duty police officer jumped onto the tracks in a Madrid subway to rescue a man who had fallen in front of a train.

Tags: accident , police officer , Madrid , training , Metro , YouTube

Tuesday - 12/07/2010, 11:02am EST

D.C., Baltimore transit cards to work across systems

Metro's SmarTrip card will work on Baltimore's bus and light rail. Riders can use the MTA's CharmCard on both Metro rail and bus.

Tags: Sprawl & Crawl , Baltimore , Maryland Transit Administration , Metro , SmarTrip , Charm Card , Andrew Mollenbeck , CharmCard , Sprawl and Crawl , MTA , light rail

Tuesday - 09/21/2010, 01:38am EDT

DHS works to block underground threats

DHS is releasing gases and fluorescent particles into Boston's subway tunnels today to study how toxic chemicals and lethal biological agents could spread through the nation's oldest subway system in a terrorist attack. Details from program manager, Teresa Lustig

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , security , management , DHS , Science and Technology Directorate , Teresa Lustig , Suzanne Kubota , critical infrastructure

Friday - 08/20/2010, 09:40am EDT
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Reston to see exponential growth

The number of homes in Reston, Va. will more than triple by 2050, a forecast by George Mason University's Center for Regional Analysis finds.

Tags: Reston , George Mason University's Center for Regional Anal , John McClain , Metrorail , Metro , Silver Line , Dulles International Airport , growth , Colleen Kelleher

Wednesday - 08/04/2010, 10:39am EDT

Second Metro fare increase coming Aug. 1

Rail fares will jump 20 cents for jump in fares "peak-of-the-peak" riders -- those of you who ride Metrorail between 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. and between 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Tags: Metro , fare increase , SmarTrip , Mark Segraves , Metrorail ,

Tuesday - 07/20/2010, 01:02am EDT

Flash mob recreates 'Star Wars' scene on New York subway

The flash mob group responsible for the "No Pants Subway Ride" has a released a video of their latest outing, and this time they recreated a scene from "Star Wars" on New York City's subway.

Tags: Star Wars , Improv Everywhere , New York City , flash mob

Sunday - 07/18/2010, 11:42am EDT
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