WMATA still cannot always meet its goal of 954 available railcars needed each day to run full scheduled service, although Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld says that on many days where Metro does not meet the goal it is “close,” falling just a few trains short.
Metro Transit Police officers will get high visibility vests and make other changes to help riders feel safer following a recent string of high-profile assaults.
Under his leadership, Metro introduced new rail cars and launched the Silver Line, according to an internal memo.
Metro says weekend work on the rail system will impact all six lines.
Metro ridership was down sharply at nearly every rail station and in all time periods.
A Montgomery County judge sentenced a man to 60 years in prison Monday, the maximum sentence for a stabbing that happened at a Metro bus stop more than a year ago.
A proposed rule, published in the Federal Register on Friday, would require transit agencies to measure their safety performance based on fatalities, injuries, safety events and system reliability.
Metro has failed to deal with four important safety fixes the Federal Transit Administration says the agency was expected to have a plan to fix last month.
Metro says the train was moving relatively slowly at about 10 mph as it passed the red signal near the Smithsonian Station on the Blue, Orange and Silver lines just after midnight Wednesday.
After six teens are charged with an assault. D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson says “I reject this notion that wild bands of roving students are attacking people on the Metro,”
The work on Metro lines will begin Friday night and continue through Sunday.
Peapod shoppers will have the option beginning Feb. 1 to order groceries online and pick them up at the Metro’s Fort Totten, Glenmont and Vienna stations.
The number of the most serious crimes in the Metrorail system and at Metrobus stops increased in 2015.
Metro officials are looking for anyone who saw or was harassed by a group of teens on the Red Line during rush hour Thursday.
More people took advantage of free Metro rides after the ball dropped on New Year’s in 2016 than used the system last year when riders had to pay full fare.