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Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority General Manager and CEO Richard Sarles is stepping down. (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Metro Chief Richard Sarles Stepping Down

The head of Metro announced Wednesday he is stepping down after four years at that post.

09/24/2014

Emergency personnel investigate the scene of a Metro subway train collision in Washington, DC, June 22, 2009. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

5 Years After Fatal Crash, Metro To Phase In Computer-Driven Trains Again

Five years after the catastrophic Metro Red Line crash that left nine people dead and dozens more injured, the transit system will once again be using computer-driven trains, according to a report from The Washington Post.

09/23/2014

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Metro GM Makes First Public Comments About Metro Worker Punching Customer

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.

07/11/2014

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Metro: Date of Silver Line Opening Coming Soon

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.

06/16/2014

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Metro Takes Control of Silver Line, Begins 90-Day Testing Period

Metro assumed control of the Silver Line on Tuesday, giving hope that the behind-schedule rail project could open this summer.

05/27/2014

Metro's new map with the Silver Line addition. (Credit: WMATA)

Metro To Take Over Silver Line Later This Month

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.

05/19/2014

File photo of Metro station. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages)

Metro to Suspend Track Work During Cherry Blossom Season

The seemingly endless Metro track work will be taking an extended break during the upcoming Cherry Blossom season.

02/27/2014

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Metro: Some Operators Disabled Emergency Intercoms

Metro says some rail operators have been disabling emergency intercoms on trains.

07/12/2013

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Federal Agency To Gain Safety Oversight For Metro Stemming From 2009 Crash

Metro’s red line crash three years ago that killed nine people is leading to greater federal oversight of public transit systems.

06/29/2012

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Metro Fare Hikes Take Effect July 1: Impact Rail, Bus And Parking

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.

04/26/2012

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