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September 25, 2014

D.C. Metro chief Sarles stepping down

Sarles has helmed Metro at a time that has seen massive reinvestment in rebuilding the rail system, the expansion of the Silver Line, the procurement of new 7000 series cars and updating the bus fleet, according to the report.


September 23, 2014

D.C. Metro bringing back computer-driven trains 5 years after fatal crash

Starting early next month, in a process known as automatic train operation, computers will take over driving a half-dozen Red Line trains daily during non-peak hours, Metro GM Richard Sarles said.


July 29, 2014

D.C. Metro taps Cubic for fare conversion

The project is part of the agency’s plan to eliminate paper ticketing from its fare system to all contactless media by spring 2016.


June 30, 2014

Bringing more wheelchair-accessible cabs to D.C., saving millions

Users of Metro’s paratransit service would have the option of riding in any of 33 accessible taxi-vans that would be added to the city’s cab fleet.


June 24, 2014

Metro announces Silver Line opening date

Announcement follows two weeks of progress by the Airports Authority and their contractor to resolve open work items. D.C. Metro GM/CEO Richard Sarles noted that there are still remaining items — such as obtaining Certificates of Occupancy — that are expected to be resolved prior to the opening date.


June 24, 2014

D.C. Metro unveils Silver Line TV spots

The 15-second commercials, which will begin airing later this week, encourage the region to “look alive, good times are ahead,” while creatively highlighting the benefits of the new line: access to employment, entertainment, and shopping without the hassles of traffic or the expense of gas and parking.


April 14, 2014

Half of D.C. Metro stops inaccessible for riders with disabilities

Instead of hopping on the next Metrobus, riders with disabilities have to make reservations for the more expensive MetroAccess service.


February 27, 2014

D.C. Metro receives $75M in state funds

Will use the investment from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. to bolster efforts outlined in "Momentum," its strategic plan. Projects include laying the foundation for all eight-car trains, with power upgrades, station expansion designs and buses for priority corridors.


January 9, 2014

D.C. Metro chief says agency turning the corner

Richard Sarles spoke about a possible shutdown of the Red Line, digging pedestrian tunnels to connect Metro stations and how the new Silver Line will be a game-changer.


November 26, 2013

Transportation aggregating app launches in D.C.

RideScout is a free mobile app that connects users to public, private and social modes of transportation.


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