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Metro's New Boss Wades Into Orange Line Morning Mess To See Problems First-Hand

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld joined Congressman Gerry Connolly for a shoulder-to-shoulder ride with commuters on the Orange Line Tuesday, to get a first-hand look at the problems faced by riders.

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To Reverse Ridership Declines, Metro Pins Hopes On Development Around Stations

Problems with reliability have helped drive commuters away from using Metro, but the transit agency now hopes that more development around stations will help reverse declines in ridership.
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The Politics Hour – January 15, 2016

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett.

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Metro Looks To Redefine What It Means To Be On Time

As part of the new general manager's overall approach to turn Metro into a customer-focused agency, the transit system is planning to test a new on-time performance system.
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Metro's 'Ambitious' Rebuilding Program Leaves $1.3B Unspent, Projects Unfinished

Metro has been engaged in a $5 billion program to rebuild decaying infrastructure within the transit system, but new documents show that mismanagement and delays have resulted in a large chunk of money going unspent.

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For Metro Riders, 2016 Feels A Lot Like 2015

Broken train doors, jammed brakes, cracked rails and malfunctioning signals — so far this year has felt a lot like last year.

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Creation Of New Metro Safety Group Pushed Back To 2017

The federal government’s temporary role of directly watching over Metro will extend into next year. Transportation departments in Virginia, Maryland and D.C. missed their deadline.

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Recent Deaths Renew Calls For Tougher DUI Laws In Maryland

Two recent drunken driving incidents in Montgomery County could soften opposition among Maryland lawmakers to stiffer penalties for DUI offenses. The issue is likely to come up in the General Assembly, which convenes Thursday in Annapolis.
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What Was In The Smoke? Riders In Last Year's L'Enfant Plaza Accident Sue Metro

Dozens of people have marked the first anniversary of the deadly smoke incident by suing the transit agency.

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L'Enfant Plaza Tragedy Casts Shadow Over Metro One Year Later

A year after a tragic smoke incident claimed the life of Alexandria resident Carol Glover in the Metro tunnel at L'Enfant Plaza, the transit system has in some ways yet to recover.

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