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Metro Unveils Yearlong Track Work Program, Will Shut Down Sections Of Lines

Spanning all six lines and taking place over the course of a year, Metro's plan to address its major maintenance backlog will be based around 15 "safety surges" starting in June.

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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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Critics Take DMV To Task For 'Separate But Not Equal' Driver's License Process For Undocumented Immigrants

D.C. began issuing driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants back in 2014, but critics say the process is unfair because it puts them in a separate waiting list and not enough language resources are provided to help them pass.

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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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CSX Train Derailment Raises Concerns About Chemical Safety

A 16-car derailment in Northeast D.C. reignites a debate over freight routes in well-populated areas.

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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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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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FTA Or FRA? Sec. Foxx, NTSB Clash Over Which Agency Would Make Metro Safer

Is the Federal Transit Administration doing enough in its oversight role over WMATA? The NTSB and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx continue to spar over whether they or the Federal Railroad Administration would be more effective.

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