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Videotapes capture D.C. city bus crashes, near crashesupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 19:54:00

You have to brace yourself watching them. One video shot from the dashboard of a bus shows a pedestrian being hit full-force and dropping. Another video shows a woman crossing in front of a bus and nearly getting plowed over.

CNNMoney: More jobs means worse traffic congestionupdated: Fri Mar 04 2011 11:13:00

Had you noticed your drive to and from work got a little quicker the past couple of years?

Bystanders film attack, don't call 911updated: Fri Jan 07 2011 20:56:00

A man is attacked while waiting for a train and witnesses use their cell phones to film it instead of calling 911.

Attacked transit passenger says no one helped himupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 20:56:00

A transit passenger in Washington, D.C., said Friday no one came to his assistance after two young people attacked him without provocation at a busy rail station.

Feds: Man threatened transit system in D.C.updated: Tue Dec 14 2010 19:42:00

A Virginia man who allegedly threatened during a Facebook chat to detonate explosives in the Washington area was arrested last week and is undergoing a mental evaluation, according to federal court documents that came to light Tuesday.

FBI arrests Afghan native in subway plotupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 19:42:00

The FBI arrested a man in connection with an alleged conspiracy to blow up the D.C. Metro system.

Alleged D.C. metro subway bomb plotter to remain in federal custodyupdated: Fri Oct 29 2010 21:09:00

The man accused of attempting to help bomb subway systems in the Washington area will remain in federal custody after his court-appointed attorneys declined Friday to challenge his continued detention.

NTSB criticizes Washington Metro over 2009 crashupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 20:47:00

A year after a Washington, D.C., subway crash killed nine people and injured dozens, federal accident investigators on Tuesday blamed faulty track circuits for the wreck, but also criticized the numerous local and federal entities entrusted with keeping passengers safe.

Man struck by subway in Washingtonupdated: Sun Jul 04 2010 12:26:00

A Washington man who was stuck by a subway train died in the hospital, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority said.

Commuter safety issues remain a year after fatal crash, senators sayupdated: Mon Jun 21 2010 18:03:00

Two U.S. senators from Maryland are expressing concerns that a year after a deadly commuter train wreck near Washington there are still safety problems in the transit system known as Metro.

4 dead in D.C. shootingupdated: Wed Mar 31 2010 12:41:00

Four people have died after a shooting in southern Washington, D.C., police said Wednesday.

Subway car safety added to list of needed transportation improvementsupdated: Thu Feb 18 2010 13:20:00

Saying it makes no sense that the federal government sets safety standards for railroad passenger cars but not for subway or light-rail cars, the National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday added improved subway car design to its list of "most wanted" transportation safety improvements.

Coworkers willing to save livesupdated: Wed Dec 30 2009 09:34:00

Co-workers are always a great topic of conversation. You never run out of things to say when it comes to talking about the different types of people you work with, what you love, what you hate and how you deal with it all.

D.C. train crash probe prompts nationwide rail alertupdated: Tue Sep 22 2009 21:35:00

Federal safety investigators said Tuesday they fear flaws found in Washington's Metro subway system after a deadly crash this summer may endanger other transit systems, and they sent out an urgent recommendation asking that other rail operators check for similar problems.

DC Metro crash hearing reveals frustrations, harrowing memoriesupdated: Tue Jul 14 2009 22:04:00

The cause of a deadly Washington Metro subway crash last month remains a mystery, with one problem identified by investigators persisting even after engineers replaced a key part that was believed to be faulty, a top Metro official said Tuesday

NTSB: Sleep disorder may have contributed to Boston train crashupdated: Tue Jul 14 2009 17:20:00

A Boston trolley operator killed in a crash last year likely had a sleep disorder and fell into a "micro-sleep" shortly before the collision, the National Transportation Safety Board ruled Tuesday.

Metro crash probe prompts NTSB 'urgent' recommendationupdated: Mon Jul 13 2009 20:31:00

In the wake of a deadly June accident, the National Transportation Safety Board on Monday put out a rare recommendation for the Washington Metro to install a system that would automatically warn operators if train sensors behave erratically.

NTSB says train detection system failed in days before D.C. crashupdated: Wed Jul 01 2009 18:26:00

Officials investigating last week's crash of two Metro subway trains said a system used to detect trains in the area of the accident had failed intermittently in the days immediately before the fatal crash.

Metro crash victims 'inseparable' since high school promupdated: Tue Jun 30 2009 14:37:00

David and Ann Wherley were high school sweethearts who were king and queen of their high school prom in York, Pennsylvania. They were preparing to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary next month, but their lives were tragically cut short last week in the Metro train crash in Washington.

Officials say crash like D.C. Metro not likely in other citiesupdated: Thu Jun 25 2009 16:18:00

The trains that crashed on the Washington Metro depended on a 33-year-old automated control system widely used in cities across the United States, according to the American Public Transportation Association.

Man killed in D.C. Metro crash ordered jets above Capitol on 9/11updated: Tue Jun 23 2009 23:12:00

A former commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard -- who ordered jets over the Capitol amid the September 11, 2001, terror attacks -- was among those killed in a transit train crash in Washington this week, authorities said Tuesday.

Investigator: D.C. Metro crash 'a scene of real devastation'updated: Tue Jun 23 2009 22:07:00

After touring the wreckage Tuesday of two Metro transit trains that crashed the day before, killing nine, Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty said it was a sight that "no one should have to see."

Houston transit cop saved woman from train on Inauguration Dayupdated: Thu Jan 22 2009 15:12:00

It's a frightening scenario, almost a staple of action movies: Someone has fallen onto subway tracks, and a train is rumbling into the station.

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