Metro’s General Manager Paul Wiedefeld said the agency has no plans to significantly increase service at any point in the near future despite its metrics showing about 90 percent of rush-hour riders arrive on time.
There have been similar complaints along the Green Line in D.C.’s Petworth area since 2016. The results of a study there are expected soon.
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Attempts to overhaul tolls on Interstate 66 inside the Beltway are among the transportation changes approved by the General Assembly’s budget committees.
Metro is no longer single-tracking on the Green Line following earlier track repairs a brief shutdown between U Street and Fort Totten.
All six Metro lines are expected to undergo work during the holiday weekend, with some stations experiencing closures and single-tracking.
In a major milestone for Metro funding, each house of Virginia’s General Assembly approved on Tuesday more than $100 million per year for the system. Legislators also banned handheld cellphone use behind the wheel.
A report by Metro’s inspector general explored concerns about how the transit agency handles cyberattack threats, sexual harassment investigations, railcar carpet and more.
The worst Metro track work disruptions will affect Virginia riders will along the Orange Line. Single-tracking is planned on the Green and Red lines.
Metro’s Finance Committee was told that track work, delays and increased competition from Uber and Lyft could play a part in driving riders away from the Metro system.
It began with a three-hour orientation. The commission’s first official meeting could happen within weeks. Members include two former NTSB officials and a former president of New York City Transit.
Starting Feb. 5, more Metro garages will charge extra to weekday drivers who pay with a credit card or a SmarTrip card that has not just been used to pay for a rail trip.
When a Red Line train derailed inside a tunnel between Metro Center and Farragut North, the train operator and a transit police officer’s radios lost contact for at least 10 minutes.
“Every other train” stops at Grosvenor-Strathmore instead of running to the Red Line’s end, said Rockville’s mayor, and Metro’s proposed budget doesn’t fulfill a promise to restore it this summer.
A new proposal from House Democrats would provide billions more in funding for Metro over the next two decades. But there are competing Metro bills in Congress, and the prospects for the new Democratic bill appear dim at best.