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D.C. Metro begins inspecting signaling circuits

Rail| June 25, 2009
Federal investigators found “anomalies’”' in a 740-foot-long circuit near the crash site that is part of the electronic control system. They are looking into whether a circuit malfunction might have sent one Red Line train crashing into another north of the Fort Totten station, killing nine and injuring about 80.

Dallas, Fort Worth exploring PPP for rail expansion

Rail| May 27, 2009
The 67.7-mile project, known as the Cotton Belt Rail Line, will operate principally on a 54-mile DART-owned rail corridor of the same name.
Rail| May 22, 2009

DCTA signs $73M contract for 11 Stadler DMUs

A-train project includes single-phase construction of 21 miles of regional rail, five rail stations, a bicycle/pedestrian trail, and a regional rail operating and maintenance facility.
Rail| May 19, 2009

D.C. Metro 'flight attendant' provides safety tips in video

Animated video is modeled after the “brief safety presentations” seen on many airplanes.
Bus| May 19, 2009

D.C. Metro "flight attendant" provides safety tips

Metro “flight attendant” informs passengers about courteous behaviors and offers safety tips.

Rail| April 24, 2009

New 'Star Trek' ad debuts at D.C .Metrorail station

In promoting the new movie, Paramount Pictures is the first to use the digital projector technology to advertise in the Metrorail system. The ad for the movie will be displayed through the end of April.
Bus| April 1, 2009

D.C. Metro debuts express service, hybrid buses

For the first time, more than 16,000 riders who board buses daily on the 16th Street Line in Northwest Washington have the option to ride a new limited-stop service.
Accessibility| February 20, 2009

D.C. Metro launches Facebook page

Information about Metro, upcoming events like scheduled track work and YouTube videos are posted on the page. RSS feeds show real-time information about Metrorail and Metrobus service disruptions.
Rail| December 29, 2008

Signs to be installed at 86 DC Metro stations

The new signs, which have begun to be installed this week, are customized for each station entrance and address prohibited activities in the Metrorail system.

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