Metro manager Richard Sarles is speaking for the first time about a July 1 incident in which a customer accused a station manager of giving him a black eye.
The general manager of Washington’s Metrorail subway system says he hopes to announce next week the long-awaited start date for Silver Line service in northern Virginia.
Metro assumed control of the Silver Line on Tuesday, giving hope that the behind-schedule rail project could open this summer.
The agency that operates the region’s Metrorail system expects to take control of the behind-schedule Silver Line extension through Tysons Corner later this month.
The seemingly endless Metro track work will be taking an extended break during the upcoming Cherry Blossom season.
Metro says some rail operators have been disabling emergency intercoms on trains.
Metro’s red line crash three years ago that killed nine people is leading to greater federal oversight of public transit systems.
Metro’s board of directors voted Thursday for the first increase in bus and rail fares in the system in two years. The hike raises the average rail fare by about 5 percent. Bus fares are increasing by a dime, rising to $1.60 for those who use SmarTrip cards.