What began as an investigation into the July 2016 derailment of a Washington, D.C., Metro train has uncovered several years’ worth of falsified track inspection records, resulting in dismissals or disciplinary action for more than half of the system’s track inspection staff.
The team temporarily stabilizing the Delaware River Bridge and planning its permanent repair also are trying to find a precedent for the bridge’s uncommon fracture.
Total construction spending expected to increase by more than 11% in 2017.
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After playing in 56-year-old RFK stadium since 1996, and withstanding years of starts-and-stops on its stadium proposal, D.C. United has become the latest Major League Soccer team to win the right to build its own soccer-specific facility.
The Delaware River Bridge will remain closed to traffic for at least eight more weeks while crews construct a permanent splice to reconnect a large vertical fracture in the 61-year-old symmetrical truss bridge.