Since mid-July, Metro has reduced the number of safety issues that need addressed from 600 to about 275.
Significantly fewer people are riding across the Metrorail and bus systems, but savings from running fewer trains, cheaper gas and lower than planned labor costs left Metro just barely above water on its operating spending for the fiscal year that ended in June.
The Orange Line is running on a single track between West Falls Church and Vienna, and service on the Blue Line is suspended between Franconia and Van Dorn Street.
A ramp from U.S. 40 to Interstate 70 will be closed for two nights, starting as early as Tuesday, the Maryland State Highway Administration said.
Plans to permanently cut back weekend Metro service and address the systemwide decline in riders are set to come before Metro board of directors’ committees this week.
Traffic on the day after Labor Day might seem pretty bad, but how well does perception match the reality of “Terrible Tuesday”?
Blue Line riders at Franconia-Springfield and Van Dorn Street Metro stations will continue to be affected, as summer winds down and traffic is expected to surge as students go back to school.
Amtrak is altering its service as Tropical Storm Hermine threatens to bring heavy rains and flooding to the coast.
The Rhode Island Ave. Metro station will remain closed through Sunday evening for inspections after two incidents of falling debris this week.
A derailment in a rail yard Thursday night caused moderate damage to the tracks and two railcars, a Metro spokesman said.
Metro is taking a step toward privatizing its parking lots and garages. Under the deal, parking rates could rise over the next 50 years, but private companies would be on the hook for rebuilding aging garages.
Metro is using outside consultants in an attempt to get a true picture of where the system stands. Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld has said he is not sure he can trust years of Metro’s maintenance and inspection work and documentation.
Capital Bikeshare now has 400 stations across the region and is about to add even more next month in Fairfax County.
When it rains at the Bay Bridge, bridge operators close the reversible lane, which limits eastbound traffic to two lanes when crossing the Chesapeake.
Metro riders should expect service disruptions on the system this Labor Day weekend, as Metro takes advantage of the holiday to make track repairs.