I write stories about how people live and work in the D.C. region for The Post's Transportation and Development Team.

Silver Line is over budget and behind schedule

washingtonpost.com — The second phase of the Silver Line is 13 months behind schedule and may not open for passenger service until 2020, project officials said Monday. In addition, the rail line's first phase, which opened last July, will likely be more than $200 million over budget.

Federal judge rules ‘Killing Jews’ ad can run on NYC buses, trains

washingtonpost.com — A federal judge ruled this week that the Metropolitan Transit Authority must run an ad it had previously rejected for New York buses and subway cars because officials feared it could incite violence against Jews. U.S.

Meet the newest Maryland member of the Metro board

washingtonpost.com — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday he has appointed Keturah Denise Harley to the board of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Harley, the former general counsel for the District of Columbia Public Employee Relations Board, who also served as the agency's acting executive director, will replace Alvin Nichols who left the board in January.

World’s fastest passenger train breaks its own speed record

washingtonpost.com — Now that's what we call fast. Many Americans have long dreamed of high-speed rail, but efforts to build such a system in the United States have moved forward in fits and starts. In Japan, bullet trains are the norm, and despite its tiny size, the country has long been the leader in high-speed train travel.

Rodrigo Bitar, head of Metro’s track and engineering services unit to leave WMATA

washingtonpost.com — Rodrigo Bitar, the assistant general manager for Metro's transit infrastructure and engineering services division has announced he is leaving the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority to take a job at Amtrak. His last day at Metro will be May 1.

So how do you fix a problem like Dulles?

washingtonpost.com — Virginia officials have a problem. Business is booming at Reagan National Airport so much so that the authority that manages the airport is about to embark on a &u0024;1 billion plan to build a new concourse at the airport. But 30 miles west, the picture isn't quite so rosy.

Virginia’s economy needs Dulles Airport to soar again, boosters say

washingtonpost.com — Dulles matters. That was the message Thursday at an event that was part pep rally, part strategy session and all about turning around the troubled fortunes of Dulles International Airport. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) opened the conversation about the airport's future with the same trademark energy he seems to bring to all things Virginia.

So how much did Metro pay for those #newtrain treats?

washingtonpost.com — Metro's new 7000-series railcars made their debut Tuesday to much fanfare. And what's a debut without a few keepsakes. But the free fans, sunglasses and pins raised eyebrows among Metro watchers, who wanted to know: how much did all this cost?

Two Denver-based TSA screeners fired for alleged groping scheme

washingtonpost.com — Two Transportation Security Administration officers at Denver International Airport were recently fired because they apparently were rigging the screening process so that one agent could fondle attractive male passengers. The investigative report from KCNC-TV in Denver said the pair allegedly manipulated the system at least a dozen times.

Metro’s new rail cars are ready for riders on Tuesday

washingtonpost.com — Want to be aboard the first 7000-series train in passenger service? It will depart Franconia-Springfield at 7:12AM tomorrow (Tues) #wmata - @wmata (@wmata) April 13, 2015 Yes, you've read about them. You've even seen the inside of the factory where they're being built. But now it's your turn.
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Apr 27, 2015

Video: Protests in Baltimore today, at least 7 officers injured. wapo.st/1GBmT4p

Apr 27, 2015

Man, 69, punched in face on Metro escalator at Eastern Market. #WMATA wapo.st/1HPplEu

Apr 27, 2015

#SilverLine news: #MWAA announces 13 month delay for Phase 2; Phase 1 cost likely more than $200M over budget. More TK #WMATA

Apr 27, 2015

Donald Trump + Susan Rice? So many delicious tidbits in this @_RoxanneRoberts #nerdprom story. #WHCD wapo.st/1b6Ez9P

Apr 27, 2015

One expert's take -- compared to others, "#WMATA’s seemingly glacial governance looks smooth and efficient . . ." wapo.st/1z5QNL4

Apr 27, 2015

Photo gallery -- before and after: World Heritage sites in #Nepal now in ruins. wapo.st/1z5Q7We

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