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D.C.'s Metro Bringing Back Computer-Driven Trains

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Five years after the transit agency's worst disaster ever, Metro is returning some trains to automatic operation. But the phase-in will take years.
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Transportation Nation

Measuring Metro's Performance: A Tight Squeeze Through The Rosslyn Bottleneck

Friday, August 15, 2014

D.C.'s transit system says it tries to get 26 trains through the Rosslyn tunnel every hour, but a number of problems have seen that service drop — much to the chagrin of many commuters.

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Transportation Nation

Just How Bad Is Metro's Blue Line?

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Now the Silver Line is open, there's more competition for space in one train tunnel under the Potomac.

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Pedestrian Infrastructure Lacking Ahead Of Saturday's Silver Line Opening

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Silver Line opens July 26, but pedestrian amenities like sidewalks and crosswalks are still lacking in parts of Fairfax County.

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Silver Line Could Make Commutes Longer for Fairfax Residents

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Thousands of Virginia commuters could pay more for a longer trip on the Silver Line starting in just a few days.

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Transportation Nation

Changes To D.C.'s Blue Line Leave Some Commuters Seeing Red

Monday, July 21, 2014

Some Metro rail commuters began their work week on a grumpy note, and it had nothing to do with the mere fact that it was Monday morning. But the new rail schedule is necessary to accommodate the opening of the Silver Line — which will happen this weekend.

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Transportation Nation

Old Railcars Slow Down Metro Progress

Monday, July 07, 2014

WAMU

Metro’s fleet of aging trains — scheduled for replacement over the next several years — continues to bedevil commuters, risking Metro’s message that things actually are getting better halfway through a six-year, $5 billion rebuilding effort.

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When the Silver Line Opens, Your Dating Life Will Get a Lot More Exciting

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Now that the D.C. region's Silver Line has an opening date, it also has an ad campaign.

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Transportation Nation

Metro Sets Official Start Date For Silver Line: July 26

Monday, June 23, 2014

After months of delays and contractor problems, the Silver Line finally has an opening date.

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Silver Line Commuters, Start Your Engines

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

WAMU

Now that an opening date for the Silver Line is within sight — even if Metro remains tight-lipped as to when it might be — transit officials want commuters to know they should take a bus, not their cars, to the train.

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Metro In 'Final Stretch' Before Silver Line Service Starts

Monday, June 16, 2014

D.C.'s transit agency says it will announce the start date of Silver Line service to Tysons Corner and Reston one week from today. "We are in the final stretch," said Metro's general manager.

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D.C. Should Move Faster On 16th Street Bus Lane Study, Says Mayoral Candidate

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

WAMU

A D.C. Council member — who is also the Democratic mayoral nominee — wants the District Department of Transportation to speed up improvements to a busy bus corridor.

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Transportation Nation

Metro Takes Over Silver Line; Summer Opening Date Planned

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

After months of delays, D.C.'s transit agency officially took control of the $2.9 billion Silver Line project.

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No Bus Lane On 16th Street Northwest Until 2016 At The Earliest

Friday, May 23, 2014

A dedicated bus lane on 16th Street Northwest would help S Line commuters to get work more quickly, but D.C.'s transportation department says the earliest that could happen is...2016.

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Transportation Nation

The Silver Line Will Be Safe, Say Project Leaders

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Before D.C.'s new Silver Line can open to passengers, "bobbing" circuitry needs to be fixed. Translation: the Silver Line signals have to synch better with the Orange Line, or else trains will stop in their tracks.

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Transportation Nation

Contractor Hands Over Silver Line, Moving It Closer To Passenger Service

Thursday, April 24, 2014

For the first time, the Silver Line finally has a projected opening date. Or rather an opening season: D.C.'s transit agency said Thursday the delay-dogged line would open "this summer."

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Transportation Nation

Delays Persist on D.C.'s Silver Line Project

Thursday, April 17, 2014

WAMU

The 11-mile, $3 billion project is behind schedule, and frustration is growing.

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D.C. Transit Exec Resigns In Wake Of Damning Federal Audit

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WAMU

The chief financial officer of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is resigning to take a job in the private sector.

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After Troubling Audit is Leaked, Metro Defends Reforms

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

WAMU

After a report slamming Metro's financial practices made its way to the press, transit officials say they're already improving their internal controls.

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Transportation Nation

Silver Line Delays Holding Up Tysons Corner Development

Monday, March 31, 2014

WAMU

Barring a rapid resolution to the project delays, people will have to drive to Tysons Corner for its “welcome the Silver Line” festival on May 31 – even though there will be no actual train to welcome.

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