Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
The agency said it has "increased patrols systemwide" since the Paris attack.
"Metro can forget any new rail-expansion projects until it meets our safety standards."
The measure is being attached to a highway bill that is being considered in the House.
The capital-area subway has been under fire since a passenger was killed in January.
The traffic was 20 percent lower than normal weekday Metro figures.
The petition asks the Pope to bless the D.C. subway "so it actually works."
Rep. Barbara Comstock (Va.) is being accused of hypocrisy on D.C. Metro funding.
The lawmakers filed an amendment on a must-pass transportation bill.
The agency said Metro should install new protectors on underground tracks.
The D.C. transit system banned all political and religious ads through the end of the year.
The agency suspended service on three subway lines during rush hour.
Rep. Barbara Comstock will ride the agency’s new Silver Line with Anthony Foxx.
The proposal transfers authority from the GSA to the transportation department.
The measure to boost federal oversight was included in a manager's amendment for the highway bill.
The NTSB had called for Metro to be classified as a commuter railroad.
The capital-area subway has been under fire for repeated safety lapses.
The capital area transit agency said traffic was 14 percent lighter than a typical Wednesday...
The Pope is scheduled to visit Washington on Sept. 22-24.
A non-revenue train on the capital area subway derailed last week.
Regulators are expected to release concerns in a new report on Wednesday.
House appropriators cut funding for Metro in half for the next fiscal year.
A GOP spending bill cuts the agency’s funding by $50 million.
Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) said the funding cut would make Metro trains less safe.
D.C.-area lawmakers say funding should be left intact while safety issues are resolved.