Shutdown of Washington's Subway Prompts Calls for Better Funding

  • Nation's second-busiest system has been beset by breakdowns
  • Monday fire similar to one that killed passenger last year

A Metrorail train takes off from Union Station on March 15, 2016, in Washington.

Photographer: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

The decision to suspend service on Washington’s troubled rail transit system Wednesday for a safety inspection prompted calls for more stable funding and oversight of the nation’s second-busiest subway.

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