Topic : D.C. Metro

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

Accessibility| November 28, 2017

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

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

Accessibility| July 27, 2017

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.

Management & Operations| September 14, 2016

DC Metro adds 28 new digital ad displays to increase revenue

Each digital display is expected to generate at least four times more revenue than the static ads they replace and significantly expand Metro’s digital advertising network.

Security and Safety | August 10, 2016

DC Metro GM outlines additional safety actions

Following the derailment at East Falls Church, Wiedefeld ordered a new round of inspections for all interlockings conducted by rail maintenance supervisors with track engineers participating.

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