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Metro and a watchdog group say they are reviewing how a train full of passengers became stranded for hours Wednesday and how an Orange Line was mistaken for a Blue Line train, taking passengers to the wrong station.
Metro General Manager Richard Sarles said Thursday he thinks Metro could assume control of the Silver Spring Transit Center but he wants to address the potential extra costs of maintaining a building that has substantial structural flaws.
Wednesday was the busiest ridership day for Metrorail since 2010, topping even January's inauguration ridership, and the fourth busiest day in transit system's 37-year history.
There may be some clock watchers at Nationals Park this season, worrying about missing the last Metro train for games that go past midnight.
Metro's top officials are thinking about ripping out the carpet in trains and replacing it with a speckled black hard surface.
Metro officials are apologizing for an incident that left hundreds of passengers stranded for hours on Metro's green line Wednesday evening.
Metro is investigating what when wrong during a two-hour service outage during the Wednesday evening commute.
A Metro board member says public support is a key to getting Maryland, Virginia and the federal government to pay for a new growth plan for the transit system.
Aggressive maintenance and improvement work is continuing in the Metrorail system, but construction won't disappear anytime soon.
Metro says it has fallen behind on its effort to expand cellphone service throughout the transit system and may not complete the project until 2015.
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