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Taxpayers must pay the freight for over-budget train projects
Topic - Philip Stewart
A woman was killed Monday morning when she stepped in front of a Metro train at the Ballston Metro Station, officials said.
A man was treated for multiple injuries after intentionally trying to jump in front of an Metro train going toward Shady Grove at Union Station Monday morning, officials said.
Ambulances transported eight people to hospitals for minor injuries after a van struck a Metrobus in Northwest Wednesday morning, authorities said.
A broken piece of Metro escalator injured five people Tuesday, sending several commuters to the hospital and setting off conflicting stories between transit officials and witnesses about what caused the early morning mayhem.
Metro implemented speed restrictions Tuesday afternoon because of an increased risk of heat-warped tracks, causing delays through rush hour, into the evening and possibly into Wednesday as temperatures climb.
Full service on Metro's Green Line was restored in time for the Monday morning commute after a train derailment on Friday.
A Metro train derailed at the West Hyattsville Station and passengers had to be evacuated during Friday afternoon's rush hour.
In an effort to ease both customer travel and Metro's operations, the transit agency is promoting the use of SmarTrip cards and installing new flat-screen monitors with updated travel information in 75 stations by the end of this fall.
High gasoline prices that are expected to continue rising will force motorists to shell out more at the pump and may have many people reconsidering summer travel plans to save money.
As of 12:30 p.m., rescue personnel were still on the scene trying to recover the woman's body, Metro spokesman Philip Stewart said.
Officials expect single track service to resume shortly between the stations, Mr. Stewart said.