Should trains get airport-style security? With a Papal visit next month and the increasing number of passengers along the Northeast Corridor, some say the rails are vulnerable soft targets. It’s also a concern after Americans thwarted a train attack in France.
Federal regulators say most railroads are not on track meet a deadline to install safety technology to prevent deadly crashes, such as the one in Philadelphia that killed three people who had ties to Maryland.
Metro is proposing cutting service on four rail lines so that it can add more trains and reduce wait times on the crowded blue line.
A move to ban all issue advertisements on buses, trains and Metro stations sets an uproar on social media.
Transit officials in Washington have voted to temporarily suspend all issue-oriented advertisements on the region’s rail and bus system, a move that comes as the agency was asked to consider an ad with a provocative cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad.
Amtrak now says full service in the Northeast Corridor will not resume until Monday or Tuesday.
A transit police officer fatally shot a man officials said was found trespassing in a Washington subway tunnel, and police were investigating Friday but did not specify what kind of threat the man posed.
Some MARC commuter rail passengers are seeing their trains canceled or delayed Wednesday.
Metro plans to bring back computer-driven trains to the red line, five years after the automated system failed and caused a fatal crash.
Metro says riders on some lines will wait longer for trains this weekend and that only the silver line is unaffected.
Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor service resumed Tuesday afternoon after being shut down for a time. Downed lines have canceled MARC service through Wednesday morning at Perryville and Aberdeen stations.
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