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Metro Smoke Incident Briefing Prompts Questions About Radios, Ventilation

The D.C. area's congressional delegation heard from investigators, and the lawmakers emerged with concerns about firefighter communications and air control in the Yellow Line tunnel.

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Toll Lanes In The Mix As Regional Planners Target Congestion On I-66

As transportation planners for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments plan out how to address frequent congestion on I-66 in Virginia, the question of toll lanes, and the extent of express bus service, linger.

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D.C. Council Sets Hearing On Metro Smoke Incident

The city's probe of the deadly Jan. 12 accident will continue at a Council hearing on Feb. 5.

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Memorial Service Held For Carol Glover, Who Died During Metro Smoke Incident

Hundreds of mourners gathered inside a Northeast D.C. church Monday morning to remember the woman who died last week aboard a smoke-filled Yellow Line train at Metro's L'Enfant Plaza station.
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D.C. Fire Blames Metro For Communication Breakdown During Fatal Incident

As lawmakers prepare to meet with safety officials Wednesday, a report by D.C. fire officials blames Metro for the communication breakdown during the incident on the train last week.
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D.C. Report Says Firefighters Had Trouble Communicating During Metro Incident

An initial report on the response by D.C. firefighters to the smoke-filled Yellow Line train on Monday confirms that first responders had difficulty communicating by radio as they traveled through Metro tunnels on their way to evacuating the passengers.
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Report Raises More Questions About Deadly Metro Incident

Federal investigators have released a preliminary report that is raising more questions about why rescuers could not promptly reach trapped passengers aboard Metro's Yellow Line at L'Enfant Plaza station Monday.
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DDOT Hits 'Reset Button' On Streetcar Project

D.C.'s long-delayed streetcar line along H Street NE has a new boss, and he is taking a different approach to getting it ready for passengers.
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Metro Smoke Incident: Bowser Promises Full Report, Lawsuits Filed

In the days since Monday's deadly Metro incident that killed one and injured dozens, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has promised a quick report on the city's response, lawsuits have been filed and members of Congress have demanded a safety briefing from Metro.
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D.C. Streetcar Opening Delayed Again, Won't Debut Next Week As Planned

Launching D.C. first streetcar line next week has been "taken off the table," according to a source with knowledge of project planning.

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