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Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 02/24/2011

Today's transportation roundup

By Washington Post Editors

Metro leads the way with issues we're following today. Ann Scott Tyson reports on the surge in crime throughout the transit network and how it compares with other cities. Metro has almost as much as New York City's subway, which has many more riders.

Ann is on the scene with Metro's board of directors, which is having committee meetings and a full session today. They're discussing the recent collapse of an escalator at Foggy Bottom, injury rates among Metro employees, bag checks and other issues.

Toyota issues a recall for 2.17 million vehicles in the United States to deal with accelerators that could become stuck in floor mats or carpeting. The recall includes several Toyota and Lexus models.

Katherine Shaver reports that more 30,000 of you used the Intercounty Connector on its first day. Columnist Robert McCartney uses the opening of the ICC to talk about the dire state of Maryland transportation funding.

The Post's Capital Weather gang says that commuters are likely to have a wet ride home today and a windy one on Friday.

Unsuck DC Metro has pictures of a bus that came disconnected from its top during a recent windy night.

David Alpert reports on the Greater Greater Washington blog that the National Park Service is planning improves for pedestrian and bicycle trails in Rock Creek Park.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood talks streetcars on his FastLane blog. "DOT is dedicated to improving public transit services by supporting streetcar projects all across the country," he writes.

Benét Wilson asks United Airlines to keep Channel 9 on its flights, which allow travelers to listen in as the cockpit speaks with air traffic control, and to expand it to Continental as part of their merger. The details are on her Aviation Queen blog.

What else is going on? Share news in the comments below.

By Washington Post Editors  | February 24, 2011; 10:20 AM ET
Categories:  Driving, Metro, Transportation News  
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