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LISTEN: 'Heavy Duty' SafeTrack Surges Ahead After Labor Day For Metro

Metro has reached a halfway point of sorts, completing about eight of its planned SafeTrack "maintenance surges," but there are many months of single-tracking and shutdowns ahead. Martin Di Caro and Matt McCleskey explain what's waiting in September and beyond.

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How Many Times Were You Late? Metro Is Keeping Track Of It Just For You

If you log into your SmarTrip account, you'll notice that Metro has started providing individualized trip analysis. It's called MyTripTime, and it measures the time from when you tap in, to when you tap out.

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Metro Board Presses Leadership On Problems With Track Inspections

It was a packed house this morning at the WMATA board meeting, where explanations into the gaps in track inspections were not forthcoming.

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Uber Rolls Out New 'Scheduled Rides' Feature In Washington

Heading to the airport without a lot of time to lose? Uber is rolling out a new feature that will let you schedule a ride ahead of time — taking another bite out of taxicabs' traditional business.

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Coming Soon To D.C. Streetcar: Sunday Service And Shorter Wait Times

For those who live or work on H Street, the D.C. Streetcar may soon become a more viable alternative to the bus — with a long-anticipated increase in service.

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Metro Still Clearing Backlog Of 'Gauge Rods' Problem Identified In 2015 Incident

A critical maintenance backlog that was identified more than a year ago after an incident near the Smithsoinian station remains unfinished business for Metro.

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Metro Police Now Added To Investigation Into East Falls Church Derailment

In an unexpected turn, Metro announced Thursday that its investigation into the late July derailment of a Silver Line train has been expanded to include Metro Transit Police.

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Inspection Blitz Finds More Track Defects; Metro Adjusting SafeTrack Schedule

The derailment last month of a train at East Falls Church has prompted Metro to double down on inspections, yielding at least 19 track defects in three weeks.

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Metro Faces More Pressure From Feds, This Time For Red-Signal Overruns

Federal safety officials want Metro to take corrective actions to prevent train operators from overrunning red signals, and they released a 45-page report examining all signal violations on the rail system from January 2012 onward.

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Extra SafeTrack: More Weekend Metro Closures May Be Coming

More stretches of Metro may close entirely on weekends over the next few months, as the transit agency struggles to make fixes to the deteriorating system as part of its maintenance surges.

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