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D.C. Metro to revamp bus stops

Bus| November 17, 2009
Proposed designs include designated locations for passengers to enter or exit the bus; accessible pathways for customers who use wheelchairs; new signs, maps and schedules; and seating and shelters.

NTSB releases crash site back to WMATA

Rail| August 3, 2009
As part of the ongoing investigation, the NTSB is continuing to examine components from the train control system in WMATA's laboratory facility in Landover, Md., and at WMATA's Operations Control Center.
Rail| July 30, 2009

NTSB releases 4th update on D.C. train crash

To date, significant work has been done to determine why the presence of train 214 was not identified on the train control circuit that allowed train 112 to crash into it. The NTSB's accident investigation is continuing, and more work is needed to fully understand why the train control system did not perform as designed.
Rail| July 16, 2009

FRA proposes rule for PTC systems

Positive Train Control technology is capable of automatically controlling train speeds and movements should a locomotive engineer fail to take appropriate action.
Rail| January 21, 2009

METRO Briefs

D.C. transit overwhelmed with inauguration crowds. DART makes staff ride the bus. Federal grant provides $20K for rail safety education.
Rail| January 21, 2009

Houston officer rescues woman from oncoming D.C. train

Due to his quick actions, the 68-year-old Nashville, Tenn. woman was not seriously injured.
Rail| November 14, 2008

Washington Metro reaches leaseback deal settlement

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) and Belgian bank, KBC Group, reached a settlement, ending a long-term leasing deal after nearly three days of talks in federal court.
Bus| November 3, 2008

NABI delivers BRT buses to Washington Metro

WMATA’s 22 new BRT articulated buses are built around clean CNG powerplants.
Rail| October 27, 2008

Washington Metro begins bag inspections

The Metro Transit Police anticipate conducting random bag searches under the Security Inspection Program when circumstances warrant heightened vigilance. Police will take steps to ensure that there will be no discernible pattern to these inspections.

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