Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Terry McAuliffe wants the agency to meet certain safety standards to get the full funding.
Metro officials have complained about production delays.
The agency is reopening after shuttering for the first time in its 40-year-history.
The decision will bring the nation's second busiest subway system to a halt.
The Federal Transit Agency took over Metro safety oversight in October.
An earlier GOP spending bill had cut the agency's funding by $50 million.
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.
Ninety-five percent of the buses inspected had an unacceptable safety problem.
The FTA is giving Metro one year to set up a federally-mandated safety oversight panel.
The storm brought the nation's second busiest subway system to a halt.
The passengers were trapped on a smoke-filled train last January.
The company is paying passengers' fares from midnight until 3 a.m. on New Year's Eve.
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.