Track work will disrupt all Metro lines this weekend, with the longest waits scheduled on the Red, Orange, Silver and Blue lines.
It’s among the highest prices since tolling began Dec. 4. At the very same time one week ago, the toll was just $13.25.
Expanded cellphone service for riders in Metro tunnels, a completely new radio system and fire alarm upgrades are among safety fixes proposed in Metro’s latest capital budget.
Metro’s Board is set to vote on Thursday to approve a new “Rush Hour Promise” program that would leave the details of what trips and riders would qualify for refunds to Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld.
The Federal Transit Administration has sent Metro a new directive that finds most Metro workers have no idea where the known radio dead spots are across the system.
Variable speed limits between the Capital Beltway and Interstate 70 in Western Maryland are enough of an issue for drivers that one Maryland lawmaker wants to boost the speed limits on the Beltway and Interstate 270 to 70 mph.
More Metro train service is planned Friday for the March for Life, but track work will limit service on all lines the remainder of the weekend.
Major changes are coming to a regularly congested part of Virginia Route 7, and to plans to revamp Ashburn-area commutes, if the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors approves two recommendations Thursday night.
Hundreds of drivers were ticketed and arrested for speeding, reckless driving and drug and weapons offenses on D.C.-area parkways late in 2017, including nearly 12 dozen drivers who were cited for driving over 90 mph.
Nearly 30 minutes had passed before Metro confirmed that a Red Line train had left the tracks Monday morning — a derailment that occurred along a stretch of track that had been inspected just days before. A Metro official also said the radio system in the area would be repaired by Wednesday.
A Red Line train bound for Glenmont derailed Monday morning leaving dozens of passengers stranded for 90 minutes before they were evacuated safely. No injuries were reported. The derailment marks the first time one of the new 7000 series trains derailed. Red Line riders should expect delays while trains continue to single-track through Farragut North.
Maryland legislators pushing for dedicated funding for Metro said that Monday’s Red Line derailment only demonstrates the need for the funding and shouldn’t derail their efforts in the General Assembly.
Metro riders will have to pay to park at the transit system’s garages and lots on Saturdays starting next month, the transit system announced Friday. Plus why bus riders will pay more to park at many Metro stations.
D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton said a few parking spots are holding up a long-planned bicycle lane connecting Union Station to the Capitol.
Delays are expected along several Metro lines, and weekend scheduling will be in effect on Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.