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Union Official: Metro Drivers Forced to Urinate on Buses

A union leader says Metro bus drivers in the Washington area are frequently forced to urinate while on board the bus because there’s nowhere else to go.


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Union: Metro Workers Fear Discipline For Reporting Problems

A union leader says some employees of Washington’s Metro transit agency are still reluctant to report safety lapses because they fear retribution.


Smoke filled the L'Enfant Plaza station during the rush hour on Jan. 12, 2015. The station was temporarily closed after the station with smoke. One person died as several were injured as a result of the incident. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

D.C. Metro Operator Was Told He Couldn’t Return to Platform

The operator of a Washington subway train that was forced to stop in a smoke-filled tunnel repeatedly asked for permission to return the train to the platform but was told to stay put as passengers coughed and choked, according to documents made public Tuesday.


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Metro Police Stings Target Bike Thieves

Police are trying to stop bike thieves with undercover sting operations at stations with reputations of theft.


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D.C. Opens Memorial to 9 Killed in 2009 Red Line Crash

A memorial honoring the nine people killed in the 2009 crash on Metro’s red line is opening.


Metro Reports iPhones Robbery Trend in June

Metro’s police department is warning riders after a series of iPhone robberies on the orange, silver and blue lines.


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Agenda Set for Fact-Finding Hearing on Metro Smoke

The National Transportation Safety Board has set its final agenda for a two-day hearing on a deadly electrical malfunction on the Metro in Washington where a train inside a tunnel filled with smoke.


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On Metro, Single Tracking During Work Week May Be Inevitable After FTA Report

It’s been a disruptive part of weekends on Metro for years now, and single tracking may start happening during the week, too.


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Feds Order Improvements to Metro, Inspections of Train Tunnels

Federal transit officials are ordering the inspection of ventilation systems in train tunnels nationwide after an electrical malfunction filled a Metro train inside a D.C. tunnel with smoke, leading to a passenger’s death.


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Congressional Delegation Says Metro Still Has Safety Issues

Members of Congress from the Washington area say they’re troubled that the Metro subway system isn’t doing enough to ensure that passengers are safe following a fatal malfunction in January.