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Another Messy Stretch For Metro

Federal officials are investigating a fire that forced trains to be evacuated on Metro's Red Line over the weekend.

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At A Time Of Near-Constant Bad News For Metro, Why Has The WMATA Riders' Union Gone Silent?

The volunteer advocacy group advocating for Metro riders is on hiatus at a time of turmoil for the transit agency. Reporter Martin Di Caro talks to the leadership of the group to find out why.

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A Smoke-Filled Red Line Train Was Evacuated On Saturday. Here's What Happened.

A Red Line train was evacuated at the Tenleytown station on Saturday night after an arcing insulator caused railcars to fill with smoke. No injuries were reported, but passengers reported a chaotic and unnerving scene.
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At D.C.'s Construction Sites, Debate Over Safety Levels For Cyclists, Pedestrians

District officials like to boast about the number of construction cranes piercing the skyline, a sign of the city’s growth. But on the ground, while old buildings are knocked down and new ones built, pedestrians and bicyclists face a temporary yet pervasive side effect: closed sidewalks and bike lanes.

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A Hard Fact Of Development: More Sprawl Means More Pavement

Every year, an area the size of Rock Creek Park is paved over in the Washington region.

WAMU 88.5

Man Who Flew Gyrocopter To Capitol Grounds Gets 4 Months In Jail

Florida resident Douglas Hughes was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Washington by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly.

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Has The Time Come To Change D.C.'s Contributory Negligence Law For Cyclists?

Under current standards, cyclists involved in an accident can be denied compensation if they are even 1 percent at fault. A bill that made it through the D.C. Council's judicial committee Thursday could move towards changing that.

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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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