Virginia is providing advances on state transit funding to avoid problems due to the federal government shutdown. The commonwealth will be forwarding two months of state funding to area transit systems to mitigate the effects of the shutdown.
Metro police say that Andre Maurice Sherriod, of Temple Hills, assaulted a man on Thursday outside the Addison Road Station.
“Our preliminary analysis estimates that for an average weekday when the federal government is closed, Metro is losing approximately $400,000 in fare and parking revenue,” Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld said in a letter.
The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend and two separate marches in downtown D.C. mean traffic and transit changes for the region from Friday through Monday.
The move follows the D.C. Council’s approval of the bill in a 10-2 vote last month. It would make evasion a civil offense, subject to a fine of up to $50. Currently a criminal offense, fare evaders face arrest, jail time and a significantly higher fine.
The latest Silver Line concrete issues face a test from the weather this weekend, but the man overseeing construction still expects the line will open to riders before the end of 2020.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has put eight Metro-owned surplus properties in D.C., Maryland and Virginia up for sale, and is pitching them as ripe for commercial or residential development.
Virginia’s Loudoun County has been working to connect missing portions of partially existing roads, to make sure its infrastructure is ready to handle increased congestion that’s expected next year with the addition of a Metro station in Ashburn.
The Pentagon, Pentagon City and Crystal City stations are closed Saturday, Jan. 12, and Sunday, Jan 13. The closure also means there are no Yellow Line trains south of L’Enfant Plaza. Metro has planned several shuttle bus routes to help people get around.
Blue and Yellow Line trains are cut back to every 20 minutes each this weekend, but the biggest change for Metro may be the elimination of short-lived Saturday parking fees.
A $2 fee for weekend parking at Metro facilities had been implemented a year ago as part of a pilot program, but it is now being scrapped — at least for Saturdays.
The change starts Monday, Jan. 7. Since 2001, bikes have been allowed on trains, except between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Late to work because of Metro? Perhaps Metro’s latest New Year’s resolution can bring some relief. Soon, Metro customers who are delayed 10 minutes or more during rush hour will receive a credit toward future Metro rides.
High-profile court proceedings, statewide elections in Virginia that could cement Democrats’ power in the commonwealth and a major Metro construction project that could snarl your commute. They’re just some of the biggest stories WTOP is tracking heading into 2019.
With the arrival of the new year, the toll at the main plaza increased from $2.50 to $3.25 and from $1 to $1.50 at ramps.
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