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Feds Order ‘Immediate Action’ For Metro After Uncovering Slew Of Safety Defects

Federal safety inspectors are directing Metro to take immediate action to address a slew of “critical concerns regarding fire/life safety” and “roadway worker protection procedures” across the 117-mile rail system, said a top official at the Federal Transit Administration in a letter to Metro general…

Travel trends show power of telecommuting

A new study by the D.C. region’s Transportation Planning Board staff shows that while population has grown in recent years and fewer people are riding Metrorail, there has been no corresponding increase in automobile traffic.

Follow-up audit: DC Circulator safety improving, maintenance still ‘unacceptable’

A follow-up released Friday to a scathing safety audit of the DC Circulator — first obtained by WTOP — finds progress is being made on safety-critical issues, but many problems still remain.

Metro’s Oldest Rail Cars Are Finally Being Retired

The oldest cars in Metro’s fleet are finally being taken off the rails after four decades of service. The 1000-series cars, as the 1970s-vintage rolling stock is known, started being decommissioned earlier this spring as Metro deploys more of its newest cars, the 7000-series that first…

Capital Bikeshare to Offer $5 Memberships to Low-Income D.C. Residents

Lower-income residents of the District will be able to sign up for Capital Bikeshare memberships for $5 a year under a new community partnership program.