Topic : Metrorail

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Mayor says Miami-Dade can't afford to build more rail lines

Rail| July 19, 2017

Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s $534 million proposal for rapid-bus routes would indefinitely defer the Metrorail expansion promised voters in 2002 during a referendum for a half-percent transportation tax.

Breakdowns, staffing part of growing Miami Metrorail safety concerns

Rail| July 14, 2017

When state inspectors visited Miami-Dade in late 2016, they concluded the county needed 84 working Metrorail cars a day but that mechanical problems left only 72 that could be deployed for service. State inspectors returned in late June and found Miami-Dade’s daily goal was to have only 60 Metrorail cars in service.

Rail| May 17, 2017

Miami-Dade cutting Metrorail service hours

The cutbacks on Metrorail follow an announced plan to eliminate stops on some bus routes and contract out others to save money. Metrorail ridership is down about 6% this year, while bus boardings are down about 10%.

Rail| December 14, 2016

With Miami light rail extension cost nearing $6B, alternative solution found

By expanding current rail systems, Miami-Dade could add about 30 miles of track for less than $4 billion, according to the latest estimate.

Rail| August 30, 2016

WMATA launches Wi-Fi pilot at six Metrorail stations

The service, part of the GM’s Customer Accountability Report initiatives, will be available for 45 days. After that time, the service will be suspended while the pilot program is evaluated.

Security and Safety | April 14, 2016

FTA updates Congress on D.C. Metrorail safety oversight

Reported that it has conducted more than 100 inspections and directed millions in Federal funds to support safety priorities in its first six months of temporary safety oversight.

Security and Safety | March 16, 2016

D.C. Metro shuts down rail service for emergency inspections

The unprecedented action follows the early Monday morning electrical fire involving a cable in the tunnel outside McPherson Square Station.

Management & Operations| September 10, 2014

D.C. Metro to launch fare payment pilot

Installation of new fare gates, bus and parking payment targets for the pilot will begin in October. Metro will begin recruiting customers to participate in the pilot within a matter of weeks.
Government Issues| June 27, 2014

Capital Metro awarded $50 Million MetroRail improvements

The funding includes $28 million for the purchase of four rail cars, which will double the capacity of the Red Line, allowing up to 2,400 additional passenger trips during morning and afternoon peak travel times.
Bus| February 28, 2013

D.C. Metro deputy GM resigns

David Kubicek, who was instrumental in improving safety on the Metrorail, will leave the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority on March 18. It is not clear what he plans to do next.
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