Metro’s latest quarterly report card shows ridership is below projections and down from the prior year on both rail and bus. It means less fare and parking revenue, but Metro has cut costs for workers and contract services, so it remains ahead of budget. See the agency’s latest performance numbers.
Blue Line Metrorail service between Morgan Boulevard and Largo Town Center stations in Prince George’s County, Maryland, was temporarily disrupted due to a police investigation Saturday.
A WMATA spokesman said a loose third rail cable on the track near College Park, Maryland led to single tracking around 5 a.m. Tuesday.
The Metro Board is moving toward extending current rail service hours for at least another year, with the support of Maryland, Virginia and federal appointees — but the District continues to object to continued service cuts.
“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.
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.
Metro does not plan to raise fares next year, but it also does not necessarily plan to increase service, even as it hopes riders come flooding back to the system.
Metro must replace faulty wiring on every single one of its new 7000 Series rail cars in a process that could take a year or longer, according to a new internal review that also found other significant issues tied to the rail car manufacturing program.
Secrecy surrounding a new computer security audit and the inspector general’s plans for further similar investigations in the coming year suggest Metro may need to make some significant changes.
Metro has refunded more than 70,000 rush-hour rail fares in the first three months of its “Rush Hour Promise,” but has only provided 185 refunds to delayed bus riders, according to data compiled by WTOP.
Metro’s General Manager Paul Wiedefeld said the agency has no plans to significantly increase service at any point in the near future despite its metrics showing about 90 percent of rush-hour riders arrive on time.
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Continued debate over Metro Board’s structure will likely derail any hopes for new, permanent dedicated tax funding for the agency, officials said Thursday.
As Baltimore implements new changes to its bus system, other transit systems around the D.C. region will see some schedule and fare changes coming up this summer.
Metro Transit Police say Louis Edward Smith III, 37, of Oxon Hill, Maryland, was involved in at least three cases of indecent exposure in D.C. and Prince George’s County.
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