Topic : D.C. Metro

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D.C. Metro plans multiyear project to reconstruct 20 station platforms

Rail| May 9, 2018

Will use extended shutdowns during summer months-rather than single tracking-to provide 24-hour access to work sites.

Trump budget reportedly cuts $150M in WMATA funding

Government Issues| February 7, 2018

Federal officials argue the decade-long program in the 2008 Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act expired with the fiscal year that began in July 2017, even though that interpretation leaves WMATA with $150 million less than pledged under the bill.

Accessibility| November 28, 2017

D.C. Metro investigation focuses on falsification of on-time paratransit performance

The issue came to light in a previous OIG investigation, which found more than 100,000 MetroAccess arrival times had been modified in a computer system

Accessibility| July 27, 2017

D.C. MetroAccess adding more than 200 new paratransit vans to fleet

The vans are manufactured by Ford with modifications performed by Transit Works in Akron, Ohio, at a total cost of $65,000 per vehicle.

Security and Safety | June 28, 2017

D.C. Metro to test use of 'curtain grouting' on Red Line tunnel

Red Line service had to be suspended in two separate areas due to arcing insulators caused by water infiltration during the morning commute.

Management & Operations| April 12, 2017

D.C. Metro fires 20 train, bus operators for policy violations

The employees were terminated for violating drug and alcohol abuse, and cell phone policies.

Management & Operations| February 23, 2017

New GSA partnership to reduce D.C. Metro energy costs

The partnership lowers Metro’s electricity supply rate within the District, and is expected to save the authority more than $1 million per year compared with existing supply rates.

Security and Safety | February 6, 2017

Serious crime down, 'violent crime' up on D.C. Metro

The uptick in violent incidents matches trends observed in large cities nationwide, according to crime experts.

Management & Operations| January 10, 2017

D.C. Metro wants to shrink workforce, spend more on contractors

Agency to spend $64.6 million on contractors in the fiscal year beginning in July, which is $17.2 million more than the budget for the current fiscal year.

Government Issues| October 27, 2016

Allowing D.C. Metro's continued decline could cost region $1 billion

Finding new funds for Metro, and insisting that it improve its performance, are both critical to the region’s economic future, according to a report.

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