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Washington Post

Washington Post
Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:14:53 -0700

Federal safety inspections of Metro's rail system have found that the transit agency is failing to provide basic safety protections — including working fire extinguishers and clear escape routes — to help its riders in the event of an emergency ...

WAMU 88.5

WAMU 88.5
Thu, 07 Apr 2016 14:00:00 -0700

A severe wide gauge condition that was left unaddressed for close to a month led to the derailment of an empty train near Smithsonian station last August. It is among recent examples of poor track conditions listed by the FTA as reasons for the ...

Washington Post

Washington Post
Wed, 13 Apr 2016 08:55:22 -0700

Top Metro officials and members of Congress squared off at a contentious hearing Wednesday on the beleaguered transit agency's myriad problems, with the Metro board's chairman shouting that the federal government is shortchanging the agency and a ...

NBC Bay Area

NBC Bay Area
Mon, 04 Apr 2016 20:26:59 -0700

“A lot of decisions made 50 years ago about this system really limit what we can do today,” said Tom Radulovich, a 19-year member of the BART governing board. The use of ultra- lightweight aluminum cars gliding along on extra-wide gauge tracks at up to ...
The National
Wed, 13 Apr 2016 04:54:39 -0700

Replacing the entire line with wide gauge would have cost about $1 billion, but now with the new plan will only cost $500 million, Mr Awad says. Sudan hopes for finance from the Islamic Development Bank. That would extend the railway as far south as ...


Sun, 03 Apr 2016 11:56:15 -0700

The rankings compared 944 schools over the past five years using B.C.'s Foundation Skills Assessment, an annual province-wide gauge of students' academic skills from the B.C. Ministry of Education. The report assigns schools a number grade out of 10.

Sonic State

Sonic State
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 23:11:15 -0700

Because of its small frame size it struggles with low notes so the bass strings are very wide gauge and particularly flabby, resulting in a strange almost atonal metallic sound in the lower reaches. What's inside? School Grand - a binaurally recorded ...

WAMU 88.5

WAMU 88.5
Wed, 12 Aug 2015 15:00:43 -0700

The train was on its way to entering revenue service when its wheels slipped off the tracks because of a defect known as “wide gauge,” Requa said. The problem was detected by Metro's track geometry vehicle on July 9. “The running rails are wider than ...

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