“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.
A new report from Metro lays out which lines are frequently the most late, which buses are the most crowded and what percentage of rail riders’ trips are on time.
The number of Metrorail fires tied to arcing insulators and debris on the tracks is holding steady or trending higher, data from the first three months of the year show.
Metro Board members were inspired to focus on safety after watching a powerful video from the Los Angeles-area Metrolink system at a special meeting Monday.
How was Metro able to operate with minimal issues during the events’ near-record ridership? Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld said what “was an all-hands-on-deck 48-plus hours” actually wasn’t much different from a normal day.
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