In a significant milestone, Metro ran a track inspection vehicle Tuesday from the current end of the Silver Line through to the area around Dulles Airport, the contractor building the second phase of the line said.
If the transit board does not vote, the system’s operating hours could revert to the old hours of 3 a.m. closings Friday and Saturday, midnight closings weeknights, and 7 a.m. to 12 a.m. service Sunday.
Metro riders should expect to pay for parking, even on weekends, during events that draw big crowds into D.C. In addition, some changes may be ahead for those riders who park on Saturdays without special events.
The final days of Metro’s Yellow Line shutdown will slow riders this weekend, and there are also some service changes on the Red Line, as well as changes on the roads. Here’s what you need to know.
More track workers blamed for what Metro had called faked inspection reports are getting their jobs back, after an arbitrator found the reports were done as Metro had instructed.
The D.C. Council voted 10-2 to decriminalize failing to pay the fare on Metrorail or buses and lowered the fine to $50 Tuesday night. Metro opposed the change.
Each man claimed to be working at one of the two agencies while he physically showed up to the other.
In addition to the ongoing Yellow Line shutdown, a major Green Line shutdown will disrupt Metro service this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, there will be no trains between Navy Yard and Mt. Vernon Square. Here’s what you need to know about getting around this weekend.
As the blind man boarded a Red Line train toward Shady Grove at the Rhode Island Avenue Metro station around 7:50 a.m. Monday, he apparently bumped into another passenger, Metro Transit police said. One of the suspects then pushed the man just as the train left the station, and began to verbally threaten him.
Just before 6 p.m. Monday, Metro Transit police responded to a stabbing at an X2 bus outside the Minnesota Avenue Metro station. The victim was a 14-year-old girl.
Within a few years, people flying in and out of Dulles International Airport could be taking the train there and back.
A siren will go off in Bethesda this week, followed by likely muffled explosive blasting needed for Purple Line construction.
From next Monday through the end of the day Dec. 9, crews will shut down the Yellow Line bridge over the Potomac River to rebuild the concrete pads and other track support infrastructure. But before that, here’s what public transit will look like during Thanksgiving.
While regional leaders are excited over Amazon bringing a new set of offices to the D.C. area, it does not mean workers will start swarming Crystal City and Pentagon City tomorrow.
Even as Metro tries to compete with ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft, the transit system hopes to finalize agreements in coming months for late-night transportation services with the companies.
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