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Metro Faces Yawning Deficit As Budget Is Squeezed From Both Sides

The combination of declining ridership and ballooning labor costs have set the stage for yearly deficits in excess of $1 billion inside of a few years, according to a new report presented to the WMATA board this week.

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SafeTrack Shuttles Can't Use Alexandria Express Bus Lanes, Despite Complaints

Shuttles ferrying passengers around the station closures for SafeTrack Surge No. 4 will continue to stay bogged down in Route 1 traffic, despite complaints from riders and Congressman Don Beyer (D-Va.).

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Metro Investigating Second Red Signal Overrun In Eight Days

It's been a bad couple weeks for Metro operators, as the transit authority investigates a second possible overrun of a red signal outside Reagan Washington National Airport.

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TransportDC Faces Massive Cutbacks, Angering D.C. Disabled Community

The popular paratransit service is a victim of its own success — with ridership well beyond the original design of the program. But does it still have a future?

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How Federal Workers' Commutes Stand To Benefit During SafeTrack

Federal employees could use their commuter benefits for rideshare services like Uber during Metro's SafeTrack if a bill introduced in Congress moves forward.

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Got A Quick, Cheap Fix For I-270 Traffic? Maryland Wants To Hear It

Maryland transportation officials are turning to the private sector to find solutions to traffic on I-270 — the most congested highway in the entire state.
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Metro Fires Train Operator After 'Near Miss' On Red Line

A Metrorail operator who ran a red signal on the Red Line has been fired after risking a collision and threatening the safety of two track inspectors, the transit authority’s general manager said in an email to all employees Friday.

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As SafeTrack Carries On, Metro's Usual Problems Persist

Metro is setting about fixing many of its maintenance problems, but a signal overrun by a Metrorail operator and problems with trains themselves is a reminder that many of the problems go deeper.

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D.C. Cabbies Wait For App Of Their Own While Uber And Its Ilk Thrive

D.C. Taxi drivers hoping to compete with Uber at the e-hailing game will have to keep waiting, as the D.C. Taxi app languishes unfinished and under-used in "public beta."

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Will A Slugging App Improve Commutes During SafeTrack?

Kojo explores slugging and the way it might be simplified through technology.

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