This weekend, commuters should expect significant track work to slow all Metro lines, and delays and intermittent stoppages along Interstate 95 in Dale City.
Metro riders can weigh in on plans that could end free parking on weekends and holidays — and raise fares on days there are large events like presidential inaugurations, championship parades or massive protests.
Among federal inspectors’ findings: Some tunnels are completely dark, which could make emergency evacuations difficult; whack-a-mole efforts to contain water leaks are only partially making progress with some steady flows remaining, and work zone safety and power alarms are not always properly addressed.
A series of significant commuter and local bus changes in Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park in Virginia are the subject of public hearings that start Wednesday.
Metro could put vending machines, florists and more on station platforms as part of an expanded push to bring in money for the system and offer more services for riders.
The investigation concluded the person initially identified as a suspect by police and the person taken to the hospital as a victim were both fighting each other on the train near Navy Yard.
The Metro Chief Safety Officer said that after the man fell from the top of the escalator, he was dragged up from the bottom a short distance, then the escalator shut off, sending him to the bottom again.
Metro would open up its stations and other property to food and drink sales, under changes set to be presented Thursday to a Metro Board committee.
Metro’s largest union said when nearly half of inspectors and supervisors were disciplined in late 2016 that the workers were simply doing things the way they had been trained to do them, and the arbitration panel now agrees.
Metro is set to disband its Riders’ Advisory Council that is meant to offer riders’ perspectives on service and potential changes.
Largo Town Center Metro station is closed, and additional single-tracking slows other Metro lines from Sept. 29. through Sept. 30. Here’s what you need to know to get around this weekend.
On Tuesday, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced a request for proposals, seeking bids to operate and maintain the new stations, trains and facilities. A contract will be awarded in the spring.
The middle-aged rail cars Metro is phasing out due to poor performance have had potentially fraudulent parts installed on them for years, a report from the Office of Inspector General finds.
Expect changes to Metro’s track work schedule this weekend, between numerous local events and possible storm damage from Hurricane Florence.
Metro is proposing charging peak fares to riders on days where there are large events that lead to Metro providing extra service with limited track work, such as the Women’s March of 2017 or the March for Our Lives earlier this year.