Metro’s 4000-series cars will slowly return to service within the next month following door repairs. Metro took the cars out of service last week, but expected they would need only a quick inspection. Without these cars, Metro can’t operate eight-car trains during rush. (Post)
Senators from Maryland and Virginia chided WMATA for a poor safety culture and leadership failures yesterday after the FTA briefed them on a safety report that will be released to the public today. (WAMU)
A pilot program will put large interactive touchscreen displays at eight Metro stations. The 72-inch screens will display advertisements, system maps, and station-specific information. (DCist)
Virginia transportation officials will began evaluating possible projects for funding based on a new scoring system. Congestion relief is the most highly weighted factor in the new system. (WAMU)
MARC riders are urging Governor Hogan to delay substantial fare increases, especially on weekly and monthly passes, and to hold a public hearing to explain the reason for the hike before it goes into effect on June 26. (Baltimore Sun)
Developers have pushed back the opening date for Konterra Town Center East near Laurel to 2018. Residents say they prefer for the planned mixed-use development to proceed cautiously to avoid more vacant storefronts. (Gazette)
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