Metro's general manager believes a monthslong shutdown of six Blue and Yellow Line stations south of Reagan National Airport will get easier on impacted riders as both customers and the transit system make adjustments.
Metro’s general manager believes a monthslong shutdown of six Blue and Yellow Line stations south of Reagan National Airport will get easier on impacted riders as both customers and the transit system make adjustments.
“It will get better,” said General Manager Paul Wiedefeld, making predictions based on how issues related to “SafeTrack” played out. “It takes a while for people to find the right mix for them.”
Wiedefeld also noted the Metro command center and supervisors on the street are monitoring the traffic system and shuttle bus movements, and making adjustments as needed.
“It is something that’s done by the minute as things evolve,” Wiedefeld said.
Weidefeld said those examples aren’t training issues but, instead, may reflect “of the moment” situations, such as the wreck that clogged up the I-395 HOV lanes, Thursday’s torrential downpour or perhaps traffic not allowing for safe merges.
If you have flexibility, Wiedefeld recommends adjusting your schedule a bit to avoid peak travel times.
The first two weekdays of shuttle service saw the heaviest PM Pentagon ridership between 4:30-6:30pm. Consider add’l services from @DASHBus, @ffxconnector or OmniRide at Pentagon; or shuttles from Crystal City or National Airport to help your trip home! #wmatapic.twitter.com/KiZj7FZqC1
There are many Metrobus options available to help you around during this summer’s Platform Improvement Project. Metro has added extra service to several routes, including Metroway, 8S/Z, 10A/E, 11Y and 21A/D. Check https://t.co/KoLdc4Cryd for all #wmata and local provider routes. pic.twitter.com/39QFisx8ym