$154 Million deal in Virginia legislature to give Metro dedicated funding for first time

From INSIDE NOVA; March 10, 2018 The Virginia legislature reached a deal Saturday that is expected to provide Metro with…

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Washington Metro opened a gift shop. The Internet mocked it. But the true believers came.

By Jessica Contrera, The Washington Post; March 7, 2018 The haters were out for Jawauna Greene. “I think @joseyg717 needs…

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Washington, D.C.: Federal Transit Administration finds tracks in ‘black condition’ but Metro routinely reclassifies them, keeping them in service

By Faiz Siddiqui, The Washington Post; March 3, 2018 For three consecutive months, federal inspectors warned of deteriorating rail ties…

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Maryland: Entire Baltimore Metro Subway System To Remain Closed For Up To 4 Weeks

By Amy Yensi, WJZ CBS Baltimore; February 11, 2018 BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration…

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Why It’s So Expensive to Build Urban Rail in the U.S.

By Alon Levy, CityLab; January 26, 2018 In late December, The New York Times published a bombshell article by Brian…

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Tokyo Metro starts playing background music on subway trains on trial basis

From The Japan Times; January 29, 2018 Tokyo Metro Co. has started playing classical and “healing” background music inside some…

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New York: State lawmakers grill New York City transit agency chief during budget hearing

By The Associated Press, New York Daily News; January 25, 2018 ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Millions of dollars being spent…

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Washington, D.C.: Broken rail likely cause of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority derailment, agency says

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 16, 2018 A Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Red Line train yesterday derailed outside…

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New York City’s MTA reveals Genius Challenege finalists to fix subways

By Mark Hallum, Times Ledger; January 2, 2018 The MTA announced 19 finalists in its Genius Challenge to save the…

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New York City: The Most Expensive Mile of Subway Track on Earth

By BRIAN M. ROSENTHAL, The New York Times; December 28, 2017 An accountant discovered the discrepancy while reviewing the budget…

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New York City Subway Chief Faces Task of Fixing System Without Choking It

By Henry Goldman, Bloomberg; December 28, 2017 Andy Byford, who becomes president of New York City’s transit system in January,…

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Frantic New York City Subway Track Rescue Caught on Camera

By Checkey Beckford, NBC Chicago; December 15, 2017 Riveting cellphone video catches frantic straphangers shouting down an approaching Q train…

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Commuters often exposed to damaging noise levels

By Shereen Lehman, Reuters; December 11, 2017 (Reuters Health) – Loud noise exceeding levels that can damage hearing is regularly…

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New York City Mayor De Blasio and MTA chairman vow to never — ever — shut the subways

By Jillian Jorgensen and Dan Rivoli, New York Daily News; November 30, 2017 Here’s one thing MTA Chairman Joe Lhota…

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New York City: Plan envisions world in which subways work

By Matthew Flamm, Crain’s New York Business; November 30, 2017 A nearly 400-page document released Thursday makes 61 recommendations addressing…

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Rebuild New York Subways Under New Leadership, Report Urges

By Winnie Hu, The New York Times; November 30, 2017 Fixing New York City’s subway crisis will require taking the…

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Rundown state of Berlin’s U-Bahn lines has hit ‘crisis point’

By Jörg Luyken, The Local DE; November 28, 2017 If you have impatiently been tapping your foot over recent weeks…

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New York City subway’s newest $740M train breaks down in less than a day

By Dan Rivoli, New York Daily News; November 23, 2017 The newest model of train to hit the tracks had…

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Toronto Transit Commission head Andy Byford leaving post to lead New York City Transit

By Oliver Moore, The Globe And Mail; November 21, 2017 The head of Toronto’s transit agency is leaving after a…

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New York City: Subway workers not thrilled about new post as ‘customer service ambassadors’

By Dan Rivoli, New York Daily News; November 16, 2017 These subway workers are not rolling out the red carpet…

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New York City: In the Best of Times, the Worst of Rides

By Jim Dwyer, The New York Times; November 16, 2017 Over the last two years, riders have been leaving the…

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Los Angeles: Beset by utility problems, Metro’s downtown subway project will open a year late

By Laura J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times; November 9, 2017 A complicated subway project designed to seamlessly connect three rail…

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New York Police Department orders more transit cops to patrol subways alone, leaving some worried for their safety

By Thomas Tracy, Dan Rivoli, and Graham Rayman, New York Daily News; November 9, 2017 The NYPD has ordered more…

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New York City: Making $1,000 per week rapping in the subway

By Mark Chiusano, amNEWYork.com; November 6, 2017 Timothy Little’s subway rapping career started by accident, while he was listening to…

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