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  • Metro gag order at odds with law

    The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's policy of forbidding employees from speaking to the media is at odds with a law designed to reduce impropriety at transit agencies by protecting insiders who bring concerns to light, an expert said.


  • **FILE** A Metrorail train of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Associated Press)

    Metro safety officials not informed about system modifications

    For as long as three years, engineering officials overseeing bus and rail vehicles at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority kept safety officials out of the loop when modifying equipment and systems — a potential violation of federal transportation rules flagged just months before the worst accident in the history of the transit agency.


  • **FILE** A Metrorail train of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Associated Press)

    Metro official in charge of technology steps down

    Suzanne Peck, the assistant general manager in charge of technology at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority since 2007, has quietly resigned.


  • **FILE** Metro buses. Nancy Pastor / The Washington Times.

    Metro pays driver during 13-year leave

    One day last summer, a man wearing a bus driver's uniform showed himself into the offices of the general counsel for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, where he served court papers on a receptionist.


  • SAFETY LAST? A photograph depicting the June 22, 2009, collision of two Metro trains in Northeast Washington that killed nine and injured 52 is shown at a hearing Tuesday on the National Transportation Safety Board's findings. (Associated Press)

    Probe faults Metro for 'anemic' safety ethos

    The stinging words "anemic safety culture" rang loud and clear at the National Transportation Safety Board's report on the investigation of last summer's crash on the D.C. Metro system that killed nine people.


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