Metro continues to find problems with cables and other electrical equipment through its preventive maintenance programs that began in 2017 that make it unlikely it will agree to extend its operating hours in spite of pressure from the Metro Board.
The final surge of Metro’s initial 13-month-long round-the-clock work plan closes the Shady Grove and Rockville stations from Saturday through the end of June 25.
Metro has no measure of whether the recent rebuilding work has improved rides when work zones wrap up, according to Metro leaders.
In a hard hat, reflective vest and protective boots, Laura Mason’s job is to make sure Metro’s track work stays on schedule, and that the right equipment is in the right spot.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.