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Metro Still Clearing Backlog Of ‘Gauge Rods’ Problem Identified In 2015 Incident

Metrorail still has not cleared a critical maintenance backlog that was identified more than a year ago after a derailment on tracks under downtown Washington, information obtained by WAMU 88.5 shows.

Traffic fatalities continued to surge in first half of 2016

Traffic fatalities were up 9 percent in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year, continuing a surge in deaths that began two years ago as the economy improved and travel picked up, according to preliminary estimates released Tuesday…

Metro SafeTrack Surge #8: Franconia-Springfield to Van Dorn Street Begins August 27

WMATA’s SafeTrack Surge #8, which affects the Blue Line from Franconia-Springfield to Van Dorn Street, will start on Saturday, Aug. 27 and end on Sunday, Sept. 11, with additional weekend line segment shutdowns, including Labor Day weekend. WMATA announced this revised schedule on Aug. 16.

Fate of crumbling Metro transit system rests with GM Wiedefeld

Paul Wiedefeld stood on an overcrowded platform at Union Station, watching as trains came and went, too full to pick up more commuters. Metro was making him – the general manager of Washington’s subway system – late for a meeting about customer service.

Wi-Fi coming to some Metro stations this month

The pilot program follows installation and testing over the course of the spring and summer. Overall, Metro is installing Wi-Fi at all 91 stations by the end of the year for internal engineering and operational use.