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As Metro Faces Crisis, Is Paul Wiedefeld The Leader The System Needs?

As the leader of a transit agency known for breakdowns, delays and concerns about rider safety, General Manager Paul Wiedefeld stands at the center of a vortex of rider anger. But is his approach in the first few months on the job what the transit agency needs?

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Feds Order 'Safety Stand-Down' At Metro After Thursday Track Explosion

The Federal Transit Administration is taking Metro to task for their handling of a track fire at the Federal Center Southwest station this week in a safety directive issued on Saturday.

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The Politics Hour - May 6, 2016

Metro announces its maintenance plan--and the service disruptions it will cause. Election watchdogs question Baltimore primary results. And Republicans in our region are put on the spot about supporting GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.

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Norton Says She'll Keep Fighting Against Ethanol Shipments Through D.C.

D.C.’s delegate to Congress says the government should ban ethanol and other flammable substances from being transported by freight rail through densely-populated areas.

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Two Metro Stations Closed Due To Another Electrical Malfunction

In the thick of Thursday's afternoon rush hour, Metro evacuated and closed two downtown stations after reports of smoke triggered a massive fire-department response to Federal Center SW along the Blue, Orange and Silver lines.

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Back From The Breach: Moving The Federal Workforce Forward

A year after a massive cyber-breach compromised the databases of the Office of Personnel Management, Kojo talks with OPM Acting Director Beth Cobert about her agency and key issues facing the federal workforce.

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Metro To Announce Major Months-Long Rehab Effort Affecting Most Riders

Prepare for a summer of delays, Metro riders. As part of an effort to dig out of an extensive maintenance backlog, Metro GM Paul Wiedefeld will announce a months-long effort that will likely have affect most commuters. Check out the details.

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Why Medical Error Is The Third Leading Cause Of Death In The U.S.

New research shows medical error is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., killing more than 250,000 people a year. Why there are so many mistakes, and what can be done to improve patient safety.

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Metro's 'Hard Truth' Maintenance Plan Is Almost Ready For Board And Public

Metro's current work schedule is "not enough to dig out of the deferred maintenance hole," says Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld. He's planning to make big changes, and he'll unveil them to the transit authority's board later this week.

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CSX Says Derailment Site Has Been Cleaned Up And Trains Are Running Again

The first train moved through the site Tuesday night around 9:30 p.m. and normal operations have resumed, a spokesman for the rail company said.

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