November 7, 2013
Includes ensuring appropriate coordination between all departments responsible for maintenance and design; and establishing a written procedure regarding rail lubrication for single-track operations over switch and turnouts. Brings the total number of recommendations closed to 20 out of 29.
October 9, 2013
Harold Ingram was working on the Red Line. Initial reports show leaking hydraulic fluid from an underground vehicle was ignited by welding equipment, causing an explosion and fire. Two Metro employees were in stable condition and suffered serious back-related injuries.
July 19, 2013
The contract contains a firm order for 85 BRT-styled diesel-electric hybrid 42-foot buses and options of up to 498 42-foot BRT-styled diesel-electric hybrid or CNG buses, and up to 71 (142 EUs) 60-foot diesel-electric hybrid buses over a five-year contract period.
July 10, 2013
Bus and rail service information will move off of agency's main Twitter account into two separate feeds with service information from Metro's operations control centers via the MetroAlerts system.
In a Washington Post op-ed piece, GM Richard Sarles wrote that since the system went into service, maintenance has been delayed at the expense of service.
June 13, 2013
Pilot program designed to enhance safety by increasing the opportunity for employee reporting of incidents or situations that have the potential for more serious consequences.
March 5, 2013
The contracts provide a new approach for determining when a paratransit vehicle is “late," as the contractor managing the scheduling and dispatching functions will share performance incentives and disincentives with the contractors delivering the service to customers.
February 28, 2013
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.
February 12, 2013
Ninety-one percent of train stops occurred on time, a 1% improvement over 2011, and the rail system made a 13% improvement in reliability over last year. Additionally, Metro has been able to put into service an average of 23 more cars each morning in 2012 compared to 2011, reducing crowding.
January 22, 2013
The National Safety Council recognized Richard R. Sarles as one of its 2013 CEOs Who “Get It,” its annual recognition of business leaders who demonstrate world-class safety.
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