Leaders in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia have agreed on a proposal to create a Metro Safety Commission that is supposed to supplant the Federal Transit Administration’s temporary oversight role. It's a key step in a process that will rely on action in all three jurisdictions' legislatures.
General Manager Paul Wiedefeld ordered the change in policy as Metro was facing criticism for its delay in notifying the public about the alleged rape of a woman aboard a Red Line train in Montgomery County last month.
A major management shakeup is underway at Metro. General Manager Paul Wiedefeld greatly reduced the number of managers directly reporting to him, potentially streamlining Metro’s inefficient bureaucracy.
Metro has released a final, revised version of its massive SafeTrack reconstruction schedule, after consultation with federal safety officials who asked for certain repairs to be moved up to the start of work next month.
For most recreational baseball, soccer and other sports leagues in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia this spring is like a stormy day at the airport: Lots of cancellations and no reprieve in sight.
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