Topic : Washington D.C.

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D.C. Metro partners with crime prevention groups

Accessibility| October 21, 2009
Agency joins with U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the National Crime Prevention Council, among others, for "Celebrate Safe Communities," a DOJ-supported initiative designed to spotlight crime prevention efforts and enhance public awareness of crime prevention.

D.C. expands subway station cell phone service

Rail| October 16, 2009
Wireless contract is expected to generate approximately $25 million for Metro during the initial 15-year contract and an additional $27 million during the five, two-year renewal terms.
Mobility| October 7, 2009

D.C. Metro police patrol garages with 3-wheeled vehicles

Two new, motorized T3 vehicles will be used to patrol large areas, such as multi-level parking garages, to help deter auto thefts and thefts from autos, some of the most common types of crimes committed on Metro property. T3s are electric, three-wheeled vehicles that are driven by a police officer who stands between the rear wheels.
Mobility| October 7, 2009

D.C. Metro police use electric T3 vehicles for patrols

MTPD has two new, motorized T3 vehicles for officers who patrol large areas, such as multi-level parking garages, to help deter auto thefts and thefts from autos.

Bus| October 2, 2009

Mobis partners with Bikestation for D.C. location

Members can access secure bike parking at Union Station 24 hours a day. Services of Bikestation Washington D.C. — opening Friday — include bike rental, repair and retail sales.
Accessibility| September 29, 2009

D.C. Metro honors individual for accessibility efforts

Richard Pelkey worked tirelessly to make the Metrorail system more accessible after moving to Arlington in the late 1980s after becoming a quadriplegic as a result of a motor vehicle accident.
Bus| September 11, 2009

D.C. Metro to receive DHS grants

The $78.3 million will fund a variety of projects, including additional police officers and explosive-detecting dogs, surveillance cameras, bus garage security, chemical detection, radio communications and emergency training for employees.
Rail| July 23, 2009

NTSB releases third D.C. Metro crash update

Two signal companies, Ansaldo STS USA and Alstom Signaling Inc., which designed and manufactured the automatic train control components for the Metro system, are providing technical assistance to the NTSB investigation.
Rail| July 22, 2009

D.C. Metro finds other track circuit problems

Records show that six additional track circuits failed to detect the presence of trains. The cause of the problem is still not known.
Rail| July 10, 2009

D.C. Metro to prohibit cell phone use, texting

Officials will spend the next few days finalizing the language for its policy and notifying employees that the “three strikes” disciplinary policy that had been in place is a thing of the past.

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