Feds Issue More Safety Directives for Metro

The Federal Transit Administration issued Monday another round of safety directives for Metro, ordering the transit agency to address a dozen problems found between March and June.

Metro's SafeTrack Project Hits the Red Line

Metro began work Monday on its busiest passageway, resulting in continuous single-tracking on the Red Line between the Takoma and Silver Spring stations.

D.C. AG Announces Debt Relief for Students Defrauded by Corinthian Colleges

D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine recently announced that city residents who have attended Corinthian Colleges such as Everest, WyoTech and Heald may be eligible for student-loan forgiveness from the U.S. Department of Education.

D.C. Joins States in Support of Transgender Rights in Federal Cases from North Carolina, Texas

D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine announced Friday that the city has joined two friend-of-the-court briefs in support of transgender rights in federal cases from North Carolina and Texas.

MPD Provides Resources for Senior Safety

In light of recent crimes involving D.C. seniors, many wondering what is the government's role in protecting the city's most vulnerable.

Black Alumni Expo Returns Bigger and Better

Three millennial partners wants to bridge the divide between young African-Americans alumnus from historically black colleges and universities and predominately white institutions by bringing them together for a weekend of partying and education.

D.C. Extends Hours for Cooling Centers, Pools Amid Heat Wave

D.C. agency directors joined city Administrator Rashad Young and Pepco Holdings representatives over the weekend at Greenleaf Recreation Center to address activation of the city's heat-emergency plan as temperatures in the region hover near triple-digits.

D.C. Council Passes Statehood Referendum

The D.C. Council made history this month in the fight for statehood by unanimously passing an advisory referendum on the State of New Columbia Admission Act Resolution of 2016.

D.C. Resident Reaches 100

Evangeline "Vangie" Paredes will soon join a legion of Americans who have lived 100 years or more.

Federal Inspectors Find 1,000-Plus Defects in Metro's Rail System

Since the Federal Transit Administration began to manage Metro's safety oversight in October, about 1,100 defects have been noted, according to a summary released Thursday.

Fauntroy Returns Home, Glad to Be Back

Family and friends believed it was a long shot that they would be able to bring Walter E. Fauntroy home. Hopes turned into reality when Fauntroy, 83, landed at Dulles Airport on June 27.

MPD Seeks to Maintain Community Ties in Wake of Police Shootings

When protesters took to the streets in the nation’s capital in the wake of the police-involved shooting deaths of two black men — Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota — D.C. Police Chief ...

Questions for D.C. Council's Brandon Todd

With the next four years ahead of him after a likely win in the November general election, Ward 4 Council member Brandon Todd said his primary focus will be technology, senior citizens and the Walter Reed Army Medical Center:

Third Stage of Metro's SafeTrack Ends; 4th Project Underway

The third phase of Metro's SafeTrack maintenance project finishes Monday, with phase four beginning Tuesday between the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Pentagon City.

Metro GM Fires Train Operator After Near-Miss With 2nd Train

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld has fired a train operator for nearly colliding with another train and two other employees inspecting a track on the Red Line this week.