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Nats fans expected to pack Metro trains

Metro will run eight-car trains to handle the crowds expected for opening day.

Thursday - 04/12/2012, 04:35am EDT

Tags: Adam Tuss, Nationals, wmata

WTOP's Top 5 morning stories

Five stories to keep you informed and get you going.

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 08:50am EDT

Tags: morning stories, silver line, Trayvon Martin, Eleanor Holmes Norton, passwords, social media, tolls, Rolls Royce, david burd

Names proposed for 8 new Silver Line stations

What's the big deal about a Metro station name? A lot if its where you need to get off the train.

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 04:58am EDT

Tags: silver line, Hank Silverberg

Sen. Cardin pushes for needed Metro maintenance

Maryland Democratic Senator Ben Cardin headlined a news conference at a Metro facility in Hyattsville Tuesday, saying that if Congress does not pass a long term transportation bill -- which would provide federal funding for highway and public transit programs -- key maintenance projects on Metro will be put on hold.

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 02:56pm EDT

Tags: Adam Tuss, Metro maintenance, Sen. Ben Cardin, transportation bill

Unlimited 28-day pass proposed for Metro rail

Riders on Metro rail could purchase an unlimited, 28-day pass under a plan that will come before the board of directors this week.

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 02:14am EDT

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Metro says fare hike could be smaller than expected

Metro has announced a new budget forecast for next year that could lead to a smaller fare hike than originally expected.

Sunday - 04/08/2012, 12:28pm EDT

Tags: Metro fare, fare hike, wmata

White House reneges on part of $150M pledge to Metro

The federal government committed to giving Metro $150 million per year in 2010 in exchange for the transit agency matching the federal funds and adding two new positions for federal appointees on the Metro Board of Directors.

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 07:10am EDT

Tags: Barack Obama, Vince Gray, metro board of directors, Tom Downs

Metro recalls 47 new hybrid buses

The recall is the result of a potential electrical shortage in the lithium-ion battery system, which stores energy for the bus motors.

Wednesday - 03/28/2012, 02:49pm EDT

Tags: bus, hybrid, New Flyer, electrical shortage, recall

WTOP's Top 5 morning stories

Five stories to keep you informed and get you going.

Friday - 03/23/2012, 10:04am EDT

Tags: morning stories, Trayvon Martin, Friday Freebies, Washington Redskins, Hunger Games

Metro tackles sexual harassment on the transit system

Advocacy groups have come forward recently, telling leaders at the transit agency that harassment is a common occurrence.

Friday - 03/23/2012, 09:35am EDT

Tags: Richard Sarles

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