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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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