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The Washington Times
Metro begins free Wi-Fi pilot progam at six subway stationsMetro,” said Paul Wiedefeld, the transit agency’s general manager. “Having free
Metro begins free Wi-Fi pilot progam at six subway stations
The Washington Times / Posted 5 hours ago
Metro,” said Paul Wiedefeld, the transit agency’s general manager. “Having free access to Wi-Fi while on the platforms at Metrorail stations will allow customers to stay better connected while they travel. We are excited to launch the pilot and... Read more
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The Hill
DC Metro testing free WiFi in stationsFree public Wi-Fi will now be available at six Washington Metrorail stations un
DC Metro testing free WiFi in stations
The Hill / Posted 5 hours ago
Free public Wi-Fi will now be available at six Washington Metrorail stations under a new pilot program, the transit agency announced Monday. The stations selected for the program are Metro Center, Gallery Place, Judiciary Square, Union Station,... Read more
12h
The Times & The Sunday Times
New commuter trains to be rolled out in eight years: Prasa acting CEOsaid there were service deficiencies in the system as trains were bought in the
New commuter trains to be rolled out in eight years: Prasa acting CEO
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 12 hours ago
said there were service deficiencies in the system as trains were bought in the early 1980s and were no longer reliable. Metrorail passenger trips per annum had reduced from 500 million trips in 2014/2015 to just over 400 million trips in... Read more
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NBC Washington
Metro Yellow Line Delays for Train Derailment DrillAn emergency drill will cause delays on the Metrorail Yellow Line Sunday. Serv
Metro Yellow Line Delays for Train Derailment Drill
NBC Washington / Posted yesterday
An emergency drill will cause delays on the Metrorail Yellow Line Sunday. Service will be suspended between L'Enfant Plaza and the Pentagon Station from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. The drill will simulate a train derailment on the Yellow Line bridge... Read more
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Eye Witness News
CT Metrorail commuters warned of delays this week Train users of the northern line could experience delays after a train caught
CT Metrorail commuters warned of delays this week
Eye Witness News / Posted yesterday
Train users of the northern line could experience delays after a train caught alight on Friday. Metrorail,Metrorail vandalism,Metrorail delays CAPE TOWN – Train users of Cape Town's northern line... Read more
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The Hill
Five takeaways from DC Metro’s emergency meetingWashington Metrorail board members hauled in agency officials this week to dema
Five takeaways from DC Metro’s emergency meeting
The Hill / Posted 3 days ago
Washington Metrorail board members hauled in agency officials this week to demand information about a string of safety lapses this summer. ADVERTISEMENT Metro is eyeing tech solutions for its problemsOfficials indicated that they are pursuing... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Brightline garage construction underway in Fort Lauderdale, Miamitwo high-rise residential towers, an office building and retail shops as part o
Brightline garage construction underway in Fort Lauderdale, Miami
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 3 days ago
two high-rise residential towers, an office building and retail shops as part of a hub that includes Brightline, Tri-Rail, Metrorail and Metromover. The concourse will stretch from just east of Miami-Dade's county government center to the Overtown... Read more
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Eye Witness News
ANC denies involvement in alleged Prasa bribespapers claiming the ANC benefited from Prasa’s locomotives deal. FILE: One of
ANC denies involvement in alleged Prasa bribes
Eye Witness News / Posted 3 days ago
papers claiming the ANC benefited from Prasa’s locomotives deal. FILE: One of Prasa’s new test trains to replace the aging Metrorail fleet. Picture: Department of Transport. African National Congress,PRASA,New Prasa trains JOHANNESBURG - The... Read more
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KPRC Local 2 Houston
Two men stabbed during altercation at METRORail stop in Midtownmen were stabbed and beaten in Midtown Friday morning. According to investigat
Two men stabbed during altercation at METRORail stop in Midtown
KPRC Local 2 Houston / Posted 3 days ago
men were stabbed and beaten in Midtown Friday morning. According to investigators, two intoxicated men were waiting the METRORail at around 3:15 a.m. on Main and McGowen, when two other men confronted them. At one point, the two men who... Read more
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The Washington Times
Metro to conduct simulated derailment exercise on Sundayaddition, the drill will simulate real-world conditions to test coordination an
Metro to conduct simulated derailment exercise on Sunday
The Washington Times / Posted 3 days ago
addition, the drill will simulate real-world conditions to test coordination and communication between on-scene responders, Metrorail operations staff, Metro Transit Police and support personnel.” The drill will take place Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2... Read more
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The Hill
Questions swirl over whether DC Metro inspection report was falsifiedWashington Metrorail board members are questioning whether transit workers fals
Questions swirl over whether DC Metro inspection report was falsified
The Hill / Posted 4 days ago
Washington Metrorail board members are questioning whether transit workers falsified an inspection report of a track area that caused a train derailment. ADVERTISEMENT The incident — which occurred on July 29 in a “crossover” area where trains... Read more
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Eye Witness News
City of CT aims to reduce the costs of public transporttravelling. FILE: Commuters jostle to get onto a train at Phillipi Station on
City of CT aims to reduce the costs of public transport
Eye Witness News / Posted 4 days ago
travelling. FILE: Commuters jostle to get onto a train at Phillipi Station on 20 April 2016. Picture: Xolani Koyana/EWN. Metrorail,PRASA,public transport services,Integrated public transport plan CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town says it’s... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Deteriorating service and daily faulty setsages of 16-65 and contributes 10% of the total national GDP. 9,582,781 are empl
Deteriorating service and daily faulty sets
News 24 South Africa / Posted 5 days ago
ages of 16-65 and contributes 10% of the total national GDP. 9,582,781 are employed and 5.29 million people in Gauteng use Metrorail. (Source CENSUS 2014 June)Transport is the heartbeat of South Africa's economic growth and social development.... Read more
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NBC Miami
Designs For Urban Trail Across Area Under Metrorail Revealed"High Line" park is working on something very similar in miami-dade. A propose
Designs For Urban Trail Across Area Under Metrorail Revealed
NBC Miami / Posted 6 days ago
"High Line" park is working on something very similar in miami-dade. A proposed stretch of green space underneath the Metrorail tracks - from Miami’s Brickell neighborhood south to Dadeland. The initiative is led by a non -profit called... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
The impossibility of loving Luvohe was meant to be in Stellenbosch for Smith’s memorial service; then we found
The impossibility of loving Luvo
Mail & Guardian / Posted 10 days ago
he was meant to be in Stellenbosch for Smith’s memorial service; then we found out that he was at the Mbekweni Metrorail station; then he was spotted in Project 2. After that we bumped into his sister, Vuyiseka, who fancied he might be... Read more
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NBC Washington
FTA to Spend $900K to Hire New Metro Inspectorsof Columbia area, the FTA said leaders hadn't given an adequate number of emplo
FTA to Spend $900K to Hire New Metro Inspectors
NBC Washington / Posted 10 days ago
of Columbia area, the FTA said leaders hadn't given an adequate number of employees to help with the transition to a new Metrorail Safety Commission next year. The letter says the FTA made the request several times, including at a July 20... Read more
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The Hill
Feds funnel nearly $1M toward DC Metro safety effortsThe Federal Transit Administration (FTA) plans to shift nearly $1 million towar
Feds funnel nearly $1M toward DC Metro safety efforts
The Hill / Posted 10 days ago
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) plans to shift nearly $1 million toward safety efforts for Washington’s troubled Metrorail system. ADVERTISEMENT “This action will give them immediate access to competent personnel who have already been on... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Floods suspend train servicessupport structure in Bernadotte Street, train services between Umbogintwini and
Floods suspend train services
News 24 South Africa / Posted 10 days ago
support structure in Bernadotte Street, train services between Umbogintwini and Winklespruit remain suspended. However, Metrorail has put measures in place to assist passengers while repair operations have commenced. Temporary measures include... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Morning blues for Metrorail commuters in CT Further incidents of cable theft have led to major delays of up to 50 minutes
Morning blues for Metrorail commuters in CT
Eye Witness News / Posted 10 days ago
Further incidents of cable theft have led to major delays of up to 50 minutes. Picture: Xolani Koyana/EWN. CAPE TOWN - It’s been another frustrating morning for train commuters on the busy central... Read more
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The Hill
DC Metro police launch criminal investigation into train derailmentTransit police for Washington’s Metrorail system are launching a criminal inves
DC Metro police launch criminal investigation into train derailment
The Hill / Posted 11 days ago
Transit police for Washington’s Metrorail system are launching a criminal investigation into a recent train derailment, officials announced Thursday. ADVERTISEMENT “While Safety Department investigations determine cause and accountability, it is... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Calls for armed guards to protect rail staff in CTprotect rail staff in CT Prasa has been accused of not fulfilling its obligati
Calls for armed guards to protect rail staff in CT
Eye Witness News / Posted 11 days ago
protect rail staff in CT Prasa has been accused of not fulfilling its obligation to provide a safe working environment. Metrorail commuters onboard an overcrowded train on 20 April 2016. Picture: Monique Mortlock/EWN. Metrorail,PRASA,Metrorail... Read more
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The Hill
Feds scrutinize DC Metro trains for running red lightsWashington’s Metrorail system does not adequately investigate red light signal
Feds scrutinize DC Metro trains for running red lights
The Hill / Posted 14 days ago
Washington’s Metrorail system does not adequately investigate red light signal violations or work hard enough to prevent such incidents, according to a new report from federal investigators. ADVERTISEMENT In three of the reported incidents, the... Read more
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Local 10 Miami
Dade County mayoral candidates go head-to-head in debatesafety the two battled over ways to ease traffic congestion in the county, incl
Dade County mayoral candidates go head-to-head in debate
Local 10 Miami / Posted 15 days ago
safety the two battled over ways to ease traffic congestion in the county, including a long talked about plan to add more Metrorail lines, which has been in the works for about 15 years. "We will be building out those six corridors in the next... Read more
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Bdnews24.com
Two women, witnesses to Gulshan cafe attack, testify in Dhaka courtdriver of the murdered Japanese consultants for the Japan International Coopera
Two women, witnesses to Gulshan cafe attack, testify in Dhaka court
Bdnews24.com / Posted 15 days ago
driver of the murdered Japanese consultants for the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) who worked in the Dhaka Metrorail project. Five gunmen had stormed the Holey Artisan Bakery and O' Kitchen inside Dhaka diplomatic zone at night and... Read more
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The Hill
Feds get new powers to improve transit safetyaid its mission to improve safety at federally funded public transportation sys
Feds get new powers to improve transit safety
The Hill / Posted 16 days ago
aid its mission to improve safety at federally funded public transportation systems, including Washington, D.C.'s troubled Metrorail system. The Department of Transportation (DOT) finalized a rule this week – going into effect next month – that... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Sweeping Kush crackdown leads to arrest of two store owners, court ordersaid he would bulk up police presence in city parks and other key areas of the
Sweeping Kush crackdown leads to arrest of two store owners, court order
Houston Chronicle / Posted 18 days ago
said he would bulk up police presence in city parks and other key areas of the city. "Several parks, the downtown library, MetroRail stations and other areas are being taken over by drug users," Turner said at the time, announcing that 175 police... Read more
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Eye Witness News
UNTU calls on govt to help address violent attacks on trains Metrorail says more than 50 coaches have been destroyed in the last year. FI
UNTU calls on govt to help address violent attacks on trains
Eye Witness News / Posted 19 days ago
Metrorail says more than 50 coaches have been destroyed in the last year. FILE: Train on fire at Retreat Station‏ in Cape Town on 07 August, 2016. Picture: Twitter... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Police urged to increase presence after body found at Bonteheuwel stationpresence after body found at Bonteheuwel station The body of a 40-year-old man
Police urged to increase presence after body found at Bonteheuwel station
Eye Witness News / Posted 19 days ago
presence after body found at Bonteheuwel station The body of a 40-year-old man was near the station on Sunday night. A Metrorail passenger train arrives at a station in Cape Town. Picture: Aletta Harrison/EWN CAPE TOWN - The Bonteheuwel Joint... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Where is the dream of EcoMobility?to move these people from point A to B? It is available however our priorities
Where is the dream of EcoMobility?
News 24 South Africa / Posted 19 days ago
to move these people from point A to B? It is available however our priorities are wrong? How do you expand Gautrain when Metrorail still takes two to three hours to move from Pretoria to Johannesburg? I appreciate the acquisition of the new Prasa... Read more
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Daily Maverick
#LGE2016 Quotathon: The Election Olympicscontrol over train services, so that we can run them better and make public tra
#LGE2016 Quotathon: The Election Olympics
Daily Maverick / Posted 20 days ago
control over train services, so that we can run them better and make public transport truly integrated. Everyone knows that Metrorail needs the DA to make it work properly for our people. The DA difference also means giving more families a home to... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Bonteheuwel train station now ‘crime hot spot’the morning. They rob you at gunpoint, they have knives and approach in groups
Bonteheuwel train station now ‘crime hot spot’
Eye Witness News / Posted 20 days ago
the morning. They rob you at gunpoint, they have knives and approach in groups and wait on the railway line.” Last month, Metrorail train driver Piet Botha was shot and killed in a robbery at the Netreg train station near Bonteheuwel. (Edited by... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Taxis industry; part of the urban mobility futureoptions and modes to commuters. These options include the GFIP with high occupa
Taxis industry; part of the urban mobility future
News 24 South Africa / Posted 20 days ago
options and modes to commuters. These options include the GFIP with high occupancy vehicle lanes (HOV), the Gautrain, Metrorail and Bus Rapid Transport Systems (BRT). The GFIP strives to create links with the other transport modes to provide... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Metrorail offers R100k reward for info on arson attacks The train service says its experienced a spike in arson attacks since October
Metrorail offers R100k reward for info on arson attacks
Eye Witness News / Posted 20 days ago
The train service says its experienced a spike in arson attacks since October last year. FILE: Train on fire at Retreat Station‏ in Cape Town on 07 August, 2016. Picture: Twitter... Read more
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NBC Washington
SafeTrack: Trains to Single-Track Along Portion of Red Lineand Rockville stations, if possible. Weekend train schedules may change to coo
SafeTrack: Trains to Single-Track Along Portion of Red Line
NBC Washington / Posted 21 days ago
and Rockville stations, if possible. Weekend train schedules may change to coordinate with other planned track work on the Metrorail system, WMATA said. Weekend service information will be posted here. Red Line track disruption will last through... Read more
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Hospitality Net
Hilton Worldwide To Open Hilton Miami/Dadeland In Partnership With Baptist Health South FloridaHospital and conveniently near Dadeland Mall and regional transportation hubs,
Hilton Worldwide To Open Hilton Miami/Dadeland In Partnership With Baptist Health South Florida
Hospitality Net / Posted 21 days ago
Hospital and conveniently near Dadeland Mall and regional transportation hubs, including Miami International Airport, Miami MetroRail Dadeland North station and Tamiami Executive Airport. "Hilton Worldwide is recognized globally as a leader in... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Cape Town Commuters Affected After 2 Trains Burnt Outcancelled on Cape Town's southern line on Monday morning following the destruct
Cape Town Commuters Affected After 2 Trains Burnt Out
AllAfrica.com / Posted 21 days ago
cancelled on Cape Town's southern line on Monday morning following the destruction of two train sets in a blaze on Sunday. Metrorail was offering a reward of R100 000 for information resulting in anyone being convicted for the spate of attacks on... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Electrical fault ‘highly unlikely’ the cause of CT train fireRetreat Station yesterday . Train on fire at Retreat Station‏ in Cape Town on
Electrical fault ‘highly unlikely’ the cause of CT train fire
Eye Witness News / Posted 21 days ago
Retreat Station yesterday . Train on fire at Retreat Station‏ in Cape Town on 7 August, 2016. Picture: Twitter @CRW2310. Metrorail,Metrorail delays,Metrorail fire Metrorail’s Richard Walker says the trains affected by the fire were not being fed... Read more
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Business Wire
Hilton Worldwide to Open Hilton Miami/Dadeland in Partnership with Baptist Health South FloridaHospital and conveniently near Dadeland Mall and regional transportation hubs,
Hilton Worldwide to Open Hilton Miami/Dadeland in Partnership with Baptist Health South Florida
Business Wire / Posted 21 days ago
Hospital and conveniently near Dadeland Mall and regional transportation hubs, including Miami International Airport, Miami MetroRail Dadeland North station and Tamiami Executive Airport. “Hilton Worldwide is recognized globally as a leader in... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
It will take 2 YEARS to fix the damage by train vandals - in just one SA cityRetreat station‚ this unacceptable behaviour makes it over 20 trains that have
It will take 2 YEARS to fix the damage by train vandals - in just one SA city
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 21 days ago
Retreat station‚ this unacceptable behaviour makes it over 20 trains that have been torched in the past year alone‚ costing Metrorail millions". "We are pleading with the people of the Western Cape to stop vandalising trains as this only ensures... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Cape Town commuters affected after 2 trains burnt outcancelled on Cape Town’s southern line on Monday morning following the destruct
Cape Town commuters affected after 2 trains burnt out
News 24 South Africa / Posted 21 days ago
cancelled on Cape Town’s southern line on Monday morning following the destruction of two train sets in a blaze on Sunday. Metrorail is offering a reward of R100 000 for information resulting in anyone being convicted for the spate of attacks on... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Metrorail warns CT commuters to expect delays Metrorail says commuters on the southern line will have a tough time getting
Metrorail warns CT commuters to expect delays
Eye Witness News / Posted 21 days ago
Metrorail says commuters on the southern line will have a tough time getting to work this morning. Seems there are no major delays this morning following yesterday's fatal shooting of a Metrorail train... Read more
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iol.co.za
Two trains go up in flames in Cape TownMetrorail warned trains on the Southern Line would be affected this week after
Two trains go up in flames in Cape Town
iol.co.za / Posted 21 days ago
Metrorail warned trains on the Southern Line would be affected this week after two trailers and two motor coaches of two trains were gutted. Metrorail spokesperson Daphne Keyster says this will have a knock-on effect as the damaged coaches will have... Read more
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iol.co.za
Expect train delays after four carriages burntKayster. The cost of the damages was yet to be determined. While the cause of
Expect train delays after four carriages burnt
iol.co.za / Posted 22 days ago
Kayster. The cost of the damages was yet to be determined. While the cause of the fire was still under investigation, Metrorail manager Richard Walker blamed arsonists and urged the public to report any information that would help the police... Read more
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The Daily Record
Judge vacates Purple Line approval, orders new ridership studystudy Maryland must conduct another study on anticipated Purple Line ridership
Judge vacates Purple Line approval, orders new ridership study
The Daily Record / Posted 25 days ago
study Maryland must conduct another study on anticipated Purple Line ridership in light of safety concerns about the Metrorail system, a federal judge has ruled. The order Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon that the state... Read more
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The Hill
DC delegate blasts Metro’s proposal to end late-night serviceWashington, D.C.'s member of Congress says permanently ending late-night servic
DC delegate blasts Metro’s proposal to end late-night service
The Hill / Posted 25 days ago
Washington, D.C.'s member of Congress says permanently ending late-night service on the Metrorail system would not only hurt the local economy, but also disproportionately affect low-income residents who work late shifts. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton... Read more
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The Daily Record
Judge vacates Purple Line approval, orders new ridership studyruled Maryland must conduct another study on anticipated Purple Line ridership
Judge vacates Purple Line approval, orders new ridership study
The Daily Record / Posted 25 days ago
ruled Maryland must conduct another study on anticipated Purple Line ridership in light of safety concerns about the Metrorail system. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon puts construction, scheduled for later this year, in... Read more
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The Hill
DC Metro wasn’t adequately inspecting tracks before train derailmentWashington’s Metrorail system was not properly following its own inspection pro
DC Metro wasn’t adequately inspecting tracks before train derailment
The Hill / Posted 25 days ago
Washington’s Metrorail system was not properly following its own inspection protocols and kept defective rail ties on the tracks prior to last week’s train derailment in Virginia, according to federal safety investigators. The National... Read more
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The Daily Record
Citing Metro, court ruling on Purple Line could set back construction— A federal judge has canceled government approval of the light-rail Purple Lin
Citing Metro, court ruling on Purple Line could set back construction
The Daily Record / Posted 25 days ago
— A federal judge has canceled government approval of the light-rail Purple Line, citing ongoing problems with Metrorail. A U.S. District Court judge said in a ruling Wednesday that Maryland must do another study projecting anticipated... Read more
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NBC Washington
Court Ruling on Purple Line Could Set Back ConstructionA federal judge has canceled government approval of the light-rail Purple Line,
Court Ruling on Purple Line Could Set Back Construction
NBC Washington / Posted 25 days ago
A federal judge has canceled government approval of the light-rail Purple Line, citing ongoing problems with Metrorail. A U.S. District Court judge said in a ruling Wednesday that Maryland must do another study projecting anticipated Purple Line... Read more
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The Hill
Another DC Metro train operator fired for running red signalA train operator for Washington’s Metrorail system has been fired for running a
Another DC Metro train operator fired for running red signal
The Hill / Posted 26 days ago
A train operator for Washington’s Metrorail system has been fired for running a red light signal last month, the transit agency said Wednesday. The violation occurred on July 27, when a Yellow Line train pulled into the Reagan National Airport... Read more
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