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From A to B: Metro Spends Big Bucks On New Rail Cars

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The 7000-series Metro cars eschew the orange carpet to which commuters have grown accustomed.
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The 7000-series Metro cars eschew the orange carpet to which commuters have grown accustomed.

Metro is paying a billion dollars for hundreds of new rail cars. They'll replace cars that have been in use since the 1970s, and rail experts say they'll be both safer and more comfortable for riders. Martin Di Caro got a preview this week, and brings us the details in our regular look at transportation and the politics of getting around.

[Music: "A to B" by The Futureheads from The Futureheads / "Drive By (Instrumental) by Train]

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