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Metro Report Finds Wrongdoing By D.C. Councilmember

A D.C. councilmember violated the code of conduct of Washington’s Metro transit system when he tried to barter a Metro real estate project with a contract being considered by the council, an independent review has found.


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Frederick Official: Put School Kids On Transit

A Frederick County commissioner is suggesting that some rural children take public transit to school to reduce the cost of running school buses.


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Metro Track Work To Affect Red Line Over Weekend

Metro says weekend track work on the red line will require riders traveling between the Grosvenor and Friendship Heights stations to take buses.


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Metro: Hardware Failure Caused Weekend Outages

Metro officials say a hardware failure caused their train monitoring system to shut down twice over the weekend.


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Cost Of Silver Spring Transit Hub Rises Again

Montgomery County officials say the cost of a Silver Spring transit hub has gone up again by about $11 million. The Washington Post reports that the price tag for the center is now $112 million, more than three times the original estimate.


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47 New Metro Hybrid Buses In Need Of Repairs

Metro says nearly 50 new hybrid buses are in need of repairs because they can develop shorts in their battery systems.


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Metro Starts New Alert System For Passengers

Metro has created a new email and text message alert system designed to provide customers with the latest information about planned service changes and delays.



Car-Free Day Promotes Commuting Alternatives

Organizers in the Washington area say more than 9,000 people have pledged to participate in World Car-Free Day on Thursday.


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Md. Transit Conference Focuses On Emergencies

Emergency responders in Hagerstown plan to burn a bus as part of a mass-transit training program.


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O’Malley Makes Transit Development Announcement

Maryland’s Department of Housing and Community Development is moving from its current location in Anne Arundel County to a new building in New Carrollton.


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Spokesman: D.C. Transit System In Good Shape

Public transit in the District of Columbia and its surrounding suburbs is running as scheduled and without delays despite the impending arrival of Hurricane Irene.


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2 Metro Officers Suspended After Scuffle With Man

A Metro spokesman says two transit officers involved in a confrontation with a man in a wheelchair have had their police powers suspended.