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METRO Board Votes to Buy Siemens Trains
If all goes smoothly, 19 new rail cars are expected to be running up and down Main Street by December 2012, relieving the current rush-hour congestion on our trains. The METRO board voted today to authorize George Greanias , president & CEO, to negotiate Read More...
FTA Approves Rail Expansion Work
Happy New Year to all our readers. METRO is starting the new year with some great news from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Just days before the end of the year, the agency received formal notification from the FTA that critical new construction Read More...
Keeping METRO in a State of Good Repair
Two of METRO's oldest bus operating facilities will soon be getting new roofs, thanks to a grant from the Federal Transit Administration's State of Good Repair program. METRO will receive $2.9 million to repair the roofs of Kashmere and Hiram Read More...
"Buy America" Rule: Our Response to FTA
Today, we are releasing the latest correspondence between METRO and the Federal Transit Administration on its investigation into METRO's rail car purchase and adherence to "Buy America" provisions. Click here to read the four documents. Read More...
D.C. Trains to Get Electronic Safety Checks
If you're headed to Washington this summer and plan to ride the train, it should soon be much safer. Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority said it is launching a sophisticated safety tracking system next month that will eliminate its old manual Read More...
FTA Approves Final Design on Light-Rail Lines
Good news in our plans to build the North and Southeast lines: The Federal Transit Administration has just approved our Final Design on these two lines. This approval means we have just completed the final prerequisite toward entering something called Read More...