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Metro improves safety 3 years after deadly crash

Metro watchdog groups say the transit system is safer than it was three years ago when nine people were killed in a crash, but there's room for improvement.

Friday - 06/22/2012, 05:50am EDT

Tags: National Transportation Safety Board, Deborah Hersman, Metro, Metro crash, Red Line crash, Matthew Bassett, Tri-State Oversight Committee

Metro: Don't expect A/C 'perfection' on scorcher days

The transit agency has been making a push to fix and maintain the cooling systems on all rail cars, specifically the 1000 and 5000 series rail cars. Forty percent of condensers and evaporators on the 1000 series cars have been replaced, and 78 percent of condensers and evaporators on the 5000 series have been replaced.

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 08:13am EDT

Tags: Metro, heat advisory, Dan Stessel

Foggy Bottom escalator service restored

Metro commuters using the Foggy Bottom station had a rough start Tuesday.

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 06:12am EDT

Tags: Metro, Foggy Bottom

Riders sound off on first day of Rush+

The new service reduces the wait time for a train at 21 stations during the morning and evening rushes.

Monday - 06/18/2012, 11:09pm EDT

Tags: michelle basch, Adam Tuss, Metro, rush plus

Metro launches largest service change in its history

Rush+ runs between 6:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. and between 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Monday - 06/18/2012, 10:43am EDT

Tags: Dan Stessell, Richard Sarles, WMATA, Metro

Metro thefts rise, parking lot crime declines

Metro says thefts in the Washington-area transit system doubled in the first three months of the year compared to the same period last year.

Friday - 06/15/2012, 12:20pm EDT

Tags: Metro, Crime, Michael Taborn

Metro: Mechanic hit by train due to loss of 'situational awareness'

Metro says a recent accident that left a mechanic fighting for his life was caused by a "temporary loss of situational awareness."

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 03:41pm EDT

Tags: WMATA, Metro, mechanic, accident

Metro's random bag searches net no arrests

Since Metro started searching bags in December 2010, nobody has been arrested, a request for public records finds.

Tuesday - 06/12/2012, 07:56am EDT

Tags: Adam Tuss, Metro, sprawl and crawl, bag searches, Michael Taborn


Metro urging travelers to use plastic farecards

Metro is encouraging customers to switch from using paper farecards to plastic ones.

Monday - 06/11/2012, 03:36pm EDT

Tags: Metro

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