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Feds Order 'Immediate Action' For Metro After Uncovering Slew Of Safety Defects

A recent 'safety blitz' by the Federal Transit Administration unearthed more than 200 defects with impacts on emergency preparedness and numerous violations of workplace safety rules by Metro personnel.

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Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld On Fixing Public Transit In The Nation's Capital

Public transit in the nation's capital is in a perilous state. Now, Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld is in studio with Kojo and WAMU 88.5's Martin DiCaro to talk about safety, security, reliability and the way forward for a system long besieged by challenges.

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Metro Dumps Next-Generation Fare Payment System After Faulty Trial

Want to pay your Metro fare with a smartphone or smart chip card? Too bad! The transit agency will be sticking with SmarTrip after a lackluster trial for a new system.

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How Much Parking Does Our Region Need?

In a region that relies heavily on public transportation, developers and regulators have the difficult task of monitoring parking demand.

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'National Mall' And 'Kennedy Center' To Be Added To Names Of Metro Stations

The Smithsonian and Foggy Bottom-GWU stops will each get appendages to their names as the result of a process that concluded this week.

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Politician Who Rarely Rode The Trains Emerging As Metro's Most Vocal Champion

D.C. Council Member Jack Evans was forceful in advocating for the Metro in front of lawmakers on Capitol Hill this week, continuing his outspoken advocacy as chairman of Metro’s board of directors.

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Metrorail Won't Get Federal Bailout, House Republicans Say

The Washington area's struggling subway system won't get a federal bailout, GOP Rep. John Mica said Thursday as Republicans blamed the Metro system's recent series of crises on poor management rather than a lack of funding.

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Sweeping Changes Needed, Consultants Say, As Metro Leaders Head To Capitol Hill

How do safety, reliability and a squared away budget sound in terms of changes for Metro? A consultant's report is helping Metro GM Paul Wiedefeld prioritize fixes ahead of his date with lawmakers on Capitol Hill Wednesday.

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Sweeping Changes Recommended For Metro In Consultants' Report

The consulting firm McKinsey & Company performed a deep dive into nearly every area of Metro’s organization.

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Metro Stop Violence Shakes A D.C. Neighborhood

A man was stabbed inside the Deanwood Metro stop on Monday, the second deadly incident to take place inside the stop in less than a month.

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