The D.C. Council voted 10-2 to decriminalize failing to pay the fare on Metrorail or buses and lowered the fine to $50 Tuesday night. Metro opposed the change.
Each man claimed to be working at one of the two agencies while he physically showed up to the other.
As the blind man boarded a Red Line train toward Shady Grove at the Rhode Island Avenue Metro station around 7:50 a.m. Monday, he apparently bumped into another passenger, Metro Transit police said. One of the suspects then pushed the man just as the train left the station, and began to verbally threaten him.
Within a few years, people flying in and out of Dulles International Airport could be taking the train there and back.
A siren will go off in Bethesda this week, followed by likely muffled explosive blasting needed for Purple Line construction.
Even as Metro tries to compete with ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft, the transit system hopes to finalize agreements in coming months for late-night transportation services with the companies.
Metro hopes to lure back riders next year with discounted and expanded unlimited-ride passes as a way to head off long-term forecasts of limited rider revenue growth.
Virginia promised Amazon it will spend up to $295 million on transportation projects, plus money given directly to Amazon if the company brings all of the jobs it promised to the Crystal City area.
The Metro Board is set to vote Thursday to extend a six-month pilot on a single line — Route 79 between Silver Spring and downtown D.C. — rather than take any permanent action on a proposal to expand the cash ban.
Major construction that begins this weekend at the King Street Metro station has Alexandria warning riders to avoid being dropped off or picked up at the station in a car for the next two years.
The finding addresses a fiber optic cable provider’s efforts to stop paying Metro for the rights to run communications cables through Metro’s tunnels.
On My Take, Clinton Yates has a solution to lower the alleged crimes being committed on Metro.
Patrick Augusma is suing Maggiano’s Little Italy for negligence, saying the eatery is to blame for facial fractures and head trauma suffered in the 2017 fall.
When the Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup this spring, there was almost as much drama about whether Metro would stay open as there was on the ice. But data obtained by WTOP show relatively few people ended up using the extra Metro service, except on the night the Capitals actually won the title.
Metro is considering changes to weekend work zones that lead to regular single-tracking disruptions, but that doesn’t mean weekend track work will end.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.