Transportation leaders in Montgomery County said they would potentially be willing to support keeping Metro open one hour later on weekends.
Federal inspections of Metro found a variety of safety issues, including concerns about Metro’s power systems, worker safety, and continuing problems with water leaks and extremely dark tunnels.
A Yellow Line shutdown and track work on all other lines will slow Metro riders over Presidents Day weekend.
The incident happened about 5:18 p.m.on the Blue Line train in the area of the Stadium-Armory Metro stop Friday, Feb. 1, according to police.
Although Metro has made “significant progress” in reducing track defects and electrical fires, it has failed to fully consider other problems such as nonelectrical fires, “which represent about 30 percent of all fires on the system,” the report found.
Metro wants to extend its reduced rail service hours for track maintenance for at least another year — and Mayor Muriel Bowser hasn’t been shy to let Metro know she’s unhappy the rail system is not ready to restore full service.
Metro plans to allow federal workers to ride free starting Monday, Metro Board Chairman Jack Evans said, with a formal vote scheduled for an emergency meeting Friday afternoon.
The sealant is intended to prevent the panels, which were revealed last year to have an incorrect mix that could create problems, from deteriorating over coming decades.
Metro hours could change significantly under a series of proposals due to be presented Thursday to the Metro Board.
The four U.S. senators who represent Maryland and Virginia are raising concerns that spies could potentially infiltrate Metro if the transit agency decides to buy rail cars from China.
Metro police are looking for a person of interest in an assault outside a station Thursday night that left a man with severe head injuries.
“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 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.
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