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For Metro’s next SafeTrack surge, which begins Wednesday, crews are returning to where they began -- the Orange and Silver line tracks between East Falls Church and Ballston
July 16, 2016, Washington Post
Smoke and fire incidents occur on Metro significantly more often than they used to, at least according to new data released in advance of a Metro Board safety committee meeting scheduled for Thursday.
Martine Powers, July 25, 2016, Washington Post
Drivers, bus riders, cyclists and pedestrians are about to experience a major disruption in their travels through Takoma Park, as the Maryland State Highway Administration blockades the Carroll Avenue bridge over Sligo Creek for a $12 million rehabilitation project.
Robert Thomson, July 25, 2016, Washington Post
Although the work zones moved around the region and the areas of highest impact changed, commuters to and from the District experienced various degrees of extra traffic congestion throughout the first four surges of SafeTrack, which started in early June.
Robert Thomson, July 23, 2016, Washington Post
The recurring HVAC problem -- known as #hotcars in riders’ social-media vernacular -- is not only frustrating commuters. It is also causing a shortage of the necessary number of railcars to meet peak demand during morning and afternoon rush hours.
Marein Di Caro, July 25, 2016, WAMU
A man is dead after his SUV crashed into a tree in Northeast D.C. Saturday morning.
Stephen Pimpo Jr., Roz Plater, July 24, 2016, WJLA
As Metro undergoes major track work this summer, officials gave reporters a behind the scenes tour of the changes as they happen.
Max Smith, July 22, 2016, WTOP
Arlington County Police have arrested two men for using a pellet gun to shoot holes into a kiosk window outside of the East Falls Church Metro station and shatter a glass enclosure at a nearby bus stop last night.
Tim Regan, July 21, 2016, ARLnow
The Obama administration is rolling out a suite of efforts aimed at increasing the use of electric cars and access to charging infrastructure for them.
Timothy Cama, July 21, 2016, The Hill
On August 1st, a long-closed gate at an Arlington military base will re-open for pedestrians and cyclists.
Alex Cox, July 21, 2016, GGW
With about 16,200 monthly trips, Transport DC has far exceeded ridership projections -- and its annual budget. City officials informed riders last week that the exponential growth has “endangered the fiscal viability of the program” and moving forward it will only be available for medical and work-related trips.
Luz Lazo, July 21, 2016, Washington Post
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced the establishment of the Build America Bureau, "which will drive transportation infrastructure development projects in the United States by streamlining credit and grant opportunities while providing technical assistance and encouraging innovative best practices in project planning, financing, delivery and monitoring."
July 21, 2016, Railway Age
Metro Transit Police have charged Ali Anthony JOVAN, 36, of Fairfax, Va., with first degree murder, second degree murder and carrying a dangerous weapon with intent to injure in connection with a fatal stabbing outside Addison Road Metrorail Station yesterday evening.
July 21, 2016, WMATA
A Metro worker blamed for falsifying records about the tunnel fans that failed during last year’s deadly smoke incident near L’Enfant Plaza has been granted his job back by an arbitration panel -- and Metro’s largest union has just filed a lawsuit against Metro because the worker hasn’t been reinstated yet.
Max Smith, July 21, 2016, WTOP
Collapsible bicycles are permitted on all cars, on all trains. These bicycles must be completely folded and safely stored in overhead luggage racks, under seats or in some other place that is not an inconvenience to other passengers. Full size bicycles will only be allowed on the last three northbound, the mid-day, any reverse-flow, and the last three southbound trains on each line.
July 21, 2016, VRE
Metro shut down part of the Orange and Silver Lines after the Wednesday rush. But technicians identified issues with power cables halting work until the issue was addressed.
Max Smith, July 20, 2016, WTOP
Construction of stations and track for Metro’s new Silver Line extension is now more than 30 percent complete, a top contractor told leaders overseeing the project.
John Aaron, July 20, 2016, WTOP
A pedestrian died Wednesday evening after he was struck by a vehicle just feet from the Addison Road-Seat Pleasant Metro station, a Prince George’s County fire spokesman said.
July 20, 2016, Washington Post
The SafeTrack maintenance surge that began Wednesday morning is similar to the first one back in June, and during the hour I spent at Ballston station, it looked as if many riders had a good idea what they were in for.
Robert Thomson, July 20, 2016, Washington Post
An adult male has died after being stabbed in a bus bay just outside the Addison Road Metro station on Wednesday, Prince George’s County Police and Metro Transit Police said.
Mallory Hughes, July 20, 2016, WUSA9
A National Park Service contractor who was struck by a car while mowing along the Baltimore-Washington Parkway has died, the service announced.
Jack Moore, July 20, 2016, WTOP
Phase I of Metro’s Silver Line turns two years old next week, but the project isn’t done. There may be up to 1,600 construction-related problems yet to be resolved.
Kristi King, July 21, 2016, WTOP
Pickpocket chooses bad escape route; medical emergency turns out to be man asleep.
Faiz Siddiqui, July 20, 2016, Washington Post
One of the system’s problematic 1000-series railcars experienced a brake malfunction at about 4:20 p.m. Employees offloaded a full train of passengers at East Falls Church, as one rider stopped to take video of the train with smoke coming out from beneath it, and small flames visible from the platform.
Martine Powers, July 20, 2016, Washington Post
“At the heart of this case is an unprecedented delegation of government power to the Defendant Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (“MWAA”) unfettered by any of the Constitution’s structural protections against the unaccountable exercise of such power,” the suit reads.
Lori Aratani, July 20, 2016, Washington Post
Black Lives Matter activists stage protest, block traffic in Northeast Washington.
Luz Lazo, July 20, 2016, Washington Post
Southwest Airlines flights across the country are encountering delays Wednesday due to what the air carrier called “systemwide outages.”
Faiz Siddiqui, July 20, 2016, Washington Post
Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari and Daimler Vans are the latest automakers to admit to installing defective Takata airbags in new vehicles, according to an investigation from Senate Democrats.
Melanie Zanona, July 20, 2016, The Hill
Central Prince George's County is not a bicycle or pedestrian friendly area, but the county's planning department is designing a new trail that will run from Capitol Heights to Largo Town Center.
David Cranor, July 20, 2016, GGW
Federal officials will not be thrown off course by the May crash of a partially automated Tesla, a top U.S. road safety official said Wednesday.
Michael Laris, July 20, 2016, Washington Post