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One or more of the escalators at Dupont Circle's south Metrorail entrance have shut down 20 times in the 40 days since they were installed, according to Metro.
Washington's Metro transit agency has exceeded its overtime budget by 62 percent so far this year as it tries to tackle a repair backlog.
With the region's population expected to reach more than 6 million by 2040, transportation officials warn already sluggish highways will likely become more congested, Metro trains could reach capacity and drivers may have to pay higher fees to fund projects.
Metro says a train that wasn't in service experienced a mechanical problem at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport station that led to delays.
Police are investigating a double shooting near the Addison Road Metro station in Seat Pleasant.
Metro is working to exterminate bed bugs that have been discovered at its headquarters in downtown Washington.
The current stalemate in Congress over budget cuts known as the "fiscal cliff" could affect area commuters.
Special cameras on Metro buses have caught 68 incidents of drivers briefly nodding off behind the wheel over the course of 19 months and fatigue could be a factor.
Washington's Metro system is operating a normal weekday schedule for the first commute after superstorm Sandy.
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