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Metro Called On To Fix 'Unsafe' Platform Conditions At Shady Grove

Elected officials in Montgomery County are calling on Metro to address safety concerns at the Shady Grove station where they say platform crowding is creating issues for riders.
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Another Year, Another Delay: D.C. Streetcar Won't Carry Passengers In 2015

Another calendar year is about to pass without streetcar service on H Street and Benning Road Northeast.
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Does Metro Need To Be Kinder? Board Of Directors Weighs In

At a meeting of the Metro board of directors Thursday, several members questioned whether Metro employees are up to the task of handling customers in a transit system beset by problems.
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Farewell, Metro's Paper Farecard. (We Probably Won't Miss You.)

Looking for a paper farecard? Good luck — Metro has stopped selling them.
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What The Pending Transportation Bill Means For The D.C. Region

Congress is close to passing the first long-term bill since 2005 to fund the upkeep of the nation's highways and transit systems. What does it offer D.C.-area transportation?
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Same Prices, Same Service Levels Proposed Under Metro's Latest Budget

There is good news for commuters as Metro’s budget season gets underway.

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Platform Crowding Puts Metro 'So Close To A Deadly Incident,' Says Complaint

The Federal Transit Administration is reviewing a rider complaint about dangerously overcrowded platforms on Metro — something that has happened more often with repeated track delays and train breakdowns.

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Paul Wiedefeld Takes Helm Of Metro, But Don't Expect Immediate Results

Monday marks the first day on the job for Paul Wiedefeld, Metro's new general manager, but many of the problems that hamper the transit system will take some time to fix.

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Is "Surge Pricing" Coming To Parking In D.C.?

Tired of driving in circles around the Verizon Center looking for a parking spot? D.C. thinks they may have the solution: "surge" pricing systems at meters.

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New Metro GM To Meet Riders In Public Forum — And Let Them Vent

Metro's incoming general manager Paul Wiedefeld hopes to strike a new tone with rider — agreeing to meet with the WMATA Riders Union and fielding their requests for his first days in office.

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