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Metro's After-Midnight Rides Will Go On Hiatus After This Weekend

If you're a regular on Metro after midnight, it's time to scope out alternatives.

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Reporting A Rape On Metro

An alleged rape occurred on a Metro train in mid-April. Why wasn't it in the news until this week?

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D.C., Maryland, Virginia Take Serious Step Toward Creating Metro Safety Panel

Leaders in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia have agreed on a proposal to create a Metro Safety Commission that is supposed to supplant the Federal Transit Administration’s temporary oversight role. It's a key step in a process that will rely on action in all three jurisdictions' legislatures.

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Metro Changes Policy On Notification Of Violent Crimes After Criticism In Rape Case

General Manager Paul Wiedefeld ordered the change in policy as Metro was facing criticism for its delay in notifying the public about the alleged rape of a woman aboard a Red Line train in Montgomery County last month.

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Wiedefeld Shrinks Metro's Management Ranks, Including 7 Senior Leaders

A major management shakeup is underway at Metro. General Manager Paul Wiedefeld greatly reduced the number of managers directly reporting to him, potentially streamlining Metro’s inefficient bureaucracy.

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The Politics Hour - May 20, 2016

D.C.’s self-government moves get slapped down in Congress and court. Montgomery County lawmakers put their money where their mouth is on school spending. And Fairfax County disciplines a fire official over inappropriate social media posts.

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Who's Responsible When Car And Bike Collide?

D.C. is one of only a handful of places that won't allow a cyclist or pedestrian to sue a driver if they are partially at fault in a collision.

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Metro Releases Final Plan For Reconstruction Work, Related Shutdowns

Metro has released a final, revised version of its massive SafeTrack reconstruction schedule, after consultation with federal safety officials who asked for certain repairs to be moved up to the start of work next month.

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Dedicated Funding Stream For Metro? Probably Not This Year, Lawmakers Say

Metro is the only major transit system in the U.S. without a dedicated funding stream, like a yearly subsidy or a specific sales tax. Members of the Washington region’s congressional delegation pledged Wednesday that they would try to establish one.

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The Politics Hour - May 13, 2016

Congress holds a hearing on the District's latest push for budget autonomy. Virginia's Attorney General issues an opinion on gay and transgender rights. And Metro's woes continue.

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