This little kitty found itself on the wrong side of the tracks Friday morning at Metrorail’s Fort Totten station in D.C.
The new safety commission that will oversee the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority won’t be subject to the public records laws of Virginia, Maryland or Washington.
Extended periods of single tracking and station closures, which will affect portions of different rail lines over the next year, begin with disruptions to the Orange and Silver lines.
Metro has announced that trackwork will affect service on all six lines from the 7 a.m. opening Saturday, May 28, through Monday, May 30.
With Metro about to undergo a massive maintenance plan, Uber will expand its UberPOOL coverage to D.C., Montgomery and Prince George’s counties and the Virginia suburbs to encourage carpooling.
Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Virginia, told WTOP on Monday that Metro needs to fix not only rails and trains but an entire culture.
“It’s not going to be a perfect situation here, but at least we’re going to do our best to try to ease the congestion as much as possible,” DDOT’s deputy director says.
Beginning June 3, the rail system will close at midnight every night to accommodate the work. But riders seem to agree the safety work is needed to rehabilitate the system.
Meeting at Metro Headquarters, the teens took part in workshops and panel discussions with Metro officials and Metro Transit police.
Nearly all of the work on Metro will lead to significant service cuts along entire lines — whether or not a station is slated for major repairs.
More than one-third of the managers fired work on “the rail side of the house.”
Metro announced plans for huge shutdowns and single-tracking to make the system safer, but other transit options may be in short supply.
“Desperate times require desperate measures.” Metro riders will have to seek out other options as round-the-clock construction gets underway next month.
Mixed-used development will soon rise along planned Silver Line routes near Dulles International Airport.
Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld said that low-income riders underscored the need to rebuild Metro’s infrastructure.