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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.
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.
Metro commuters using the Foggy Bottom station had a rough start Tuesday.
The new service reduces the wait time for a train at 21 stations during the morning and evening rushes.
Rush+ runs between 6:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. and between 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.
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.
Metro says a recent accident that left a mechanic fighting for his life was caused by a "temporary loss of situational awareness."
Since Metro started searching bags in December 2010, nobody has been arrested, a request for public records finds.
Metro is encouraging customers to switch from using paper farecards to plastic ones.
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