Maryland Transit Administration officials say they’ll have to close and repair Baltimore’s Metro system in August.
Jasper Spires pleaded guilty to repeatedly stabbing Kevin Sutherland to death on a Metro train on July 4, 2015. He’s been sentenced to 35 years in prison.
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.
Metro ridership continues to fall, mainly due to far fewer trips on the bus system where fare hikes were most significant this summer, but that hasn’t necessarily translated to less crowding. Meanwhile, Metro says more riders on the rails and on buses are on time.
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.
With an agreement for federal funding for Metro soon to expire, leaders are hoping for a specific reading of the deal that would keep the money coming.
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 man is in the hospital after falling onto the tracks at the Benning Road Metro station Wednesday night.
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.
The stabbing occurred on the A4 route in Southwest D.C. on Sunday afternoon
Rail riders whose trips take at least 15 minutes longer than the longest possible scheduled trip at that time of day, including platform wait times, will see automatic refunds on their SmarTrip cards a few days later.
The base of the 8-foot section of rail appeared to be rusting, Metro said, even though previous automated and human inspections had not identified any problems.
Track work will disrupt all Metro lines this weekend, with the longest waits scheduled on the Red, Orange, Silver and Blue lines.