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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
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.
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.
This time of year, Metro sees an uptick in rail riders during the cherry blossom season, but when it comes to a boost in commuters hoping to dodge the fuel pump, Metro spokesman Philip Stewart said it wasn't likely.
"What we've found is people seem to make cuts in other places in their budget before making any major changes," Mr. Stewart said. "Typically commuting habits tend to be one of the last things people will change."