Posts Tagged ‘Metro’

Metro Weighs Fare Hikes and Service Cuts

Coming off a deadly accident last week that left some residents wary of riding its trains, Metro is considering moves that could further turn off customers, including fare increases and service reductions.
Among the changes under consideration is a 10-cent hike in Metrorail and Metrobus fares this fall—an unusual move, since Metro generally raises fares every other year, and this year [...]

Metro Rescue Hindered by Poor Radio Communications, Which Fire Officials Had Warned About

Fire officials had warned Metro days before the incident about problems with radio communication.

NTSB Report Sheds Light on Cause of Deadly Metro Incident

Investigators found severe damage to the third rail and electrical cables.

Call Log Shows Confusion in Response to Deadly Metro Incident

Reports of smoke and fire at two other locations appear to have distracted responders.

In Deadly Metro Incidents, Lessons Learned (and Not Learned)

One possible cause of yesterday's incident was known to Metro.

Incident That Caused Metro Station To Fill With Smoke Claims A Life

The cause of the incident remains under investigation.

L’Enfant Plaza Station Evacuated Over Smoke; Green and Yellow Lines Closed Downtown

It's not clear what caused the incident.

Metro Havoc: Water Main Break Closes Downtown Service

The lower-level tracks at Metro Center are flooded.

NoMa’s Transformation, Courtesy of Metro

From zero residences to 3,057

Loudoun County Needs Your Help Naming Its Metro Stations

With the first segment of Metro's Silver Line open, it's on to planning the next stretch. The stations in Loudoun County won't be operational until 2018 or later, but like an overeager would-be parent, the county is getting started early on coming up with baby names. One of the county's three stations, the one Washingtonians [...]