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Metro safety drill reveals emergency response still needs work

A year and a half after the deadly smoke incident near L’Enfant Plaza, Metro and first responders still have a long way to go on communications with riders during emergencies, the Metro Transit Police Chief said this week.

Md. governor announces plan to reduce traffic congestion along I-270

In a bid to ease traffic backups in Maryland, Gov. Larry Hogan announced $229.6 million in new investments along the Interstate 270 corridor and local roads in Montgomery County.

VRE Sees Record Ridership As Commuters Avoid Metro

Last week was the busiest week ever for Virginia Railway Express, as some commuters looked for transit options beyond the Metro system.

Metro’s SafeTrack Results In (Some) Extra Traffic, Earlier Commute Times

Traffic was somewhat worse during each of Metro’s first four “maintenance surges” of the SafeTrack rebuilding program and commuters started their highway trips earlier than normal, according to an analysis by the regional transportation planners.

Why drivers should worry about Metro’s SafeTrack Surge 5

As Metro begins its fifth special maintenance project Wednesday under the SafeTrack program, some commuters on the west side of the Washington region may be experiencing Surge fatigue. This new project covers the same section of tracks between East Falls Church and Ballston that was repaired during…