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Metrorail weekend service adjustments Oct. 21-23

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:41:39 EDT

Track work will affect five of six lines. The Red Line will have regular weekend service. SafeTrack Surge 9 is still in effect. -- October 19, 2016, WMATA

What riders told WMATA about cutting late-night service

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:50:08 EDT

On Thursday, WMATA held a nine and a half-hour public hearing about its proposals to cut late-night Metro service. Lots of people turned out to say they depend on Metro, while others stressed an array of options to consider before moving forward with late-night cuts. -- Jonathan Neeley, October 21, 2016, GGW

N.Va. Transportation Authority seeks public input on priorities

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:02:28 EDT

A survey will be available at to help gauge reaction to a variety of possible transportation-infrastructure upgrades in the 2018-to-2023 period. -- October 21, 2016, Inside NoVa

Riders at Metro hearing ask for restoration of late night service

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:50:07 EDT

During an all-day public hearing Thursday at Metro’s headquarters in D.C., riders testified overwhelmingly in favor of bringing back late-night trains once the SafeTrack reconstruction program ends next spring. -- Martin Di Caro, October 20, 2016, WAMU

WMATA considering scrapping Metroway BRT

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:04:52 EDT

Ridership on Metroway, the BRT route that runs from Braddock Road to Pentagon City, has been climbing since the service started in 2014. Yet WMATA is still considering shutting it down to save money. -- Mike Grinnell, October 20, 2016, GGW

Metro holding marathon public hearing on possible service cuts

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:33:13 EDT

Ahead of Metro’s 9 1/2-hour public hearing Thursday on major service cuts, the region is divided on whether the cuts are necessary, and, if they are, what hours the rail system should continue to run. -- Max Smith, October 20, 2016, WTOP

Long-term transportation plan doesn't include Metrorail projects

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:28:55 EDT

Metro’s inability to lock down funding for major projects has again caused regional transportation planners to leave the transit agency’s needs out of their list of key infrastructure improvements in the coming decades. -- Martin Di Caro, October 19, 2016, WAMU

A look at the future Reagan National Airport

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:20:37 EDT

Reagan National will be getting a major facelift in the next few months, part of $1-billion modernization of the 75-year-old airport. -- Lori Aratani, October 19, 2016, Washington Post

Metrobus between Alexandria and National Harbor starts Sunday

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:16:33 EDT

Metro General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld will join state and local officials from Maryland and Virginia along with the Peterson Companies on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate the launch of the NH2 Metrobus service between Alexandria and National Harbor. -- October 19, 2016, WMATA

Arlington receives top honor for mobility management

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:18:42 EDT

Arlington County Commuter Services (ACCS) is being recognized for weaving mobility into broader efforts to improve local quality of life and economic competitiveness. ACCS was named by the Association for Commuter Transportation as having the best transportation demand management (TDM) program among all large municipalities in the United States. -- October 18, 2016, Arlington County

Arrest made in stabbing outside Metrobus

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:36:02 EDT

An 18-year-old woman has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of a teenager after the two allegedly got into a fight on a D.C. Metrobus, police said. -- October 18, 2016, NBC Washington

Long waits for Metro trains this weekend

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:26:04 EDT

Metro says riders traveling on the rail system this weekend will wait up to 24 minutes for trains. -- October 19, 2016, WTOP

How will Metro know if SafeTrack is working?

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:10:09 EDT

With Metro board members questioning SafeTrack’s long-term effects on ridership, the transit agency will soon have to present more information to prove that the round-the-clock, multi-million-dollar repair project is translating into improved reliability for rail passengers. -- Martine Powers, October 18, 2016, Washington Post

Train and cars involved in crash in Montgomery

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 08:22:58 EDT

One car was "clipped" by a commuter train in a 9-car accident on at least two CSX tracks in Montgomery County Monday night, said Montgomery County fire officials. -- October 17, 2016, WUSA9

Fatal stabbing outside Metrobus

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 08:19:33 EDT

A 17-year-old teenage girl is dead after being stabbed during a fight outside of a Metrobus in the District Monday night. -- October 18, 2016, WUSA9

Eight pedestrians died on Washington-area roads in a single month

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:38:43 EDT

Eight pedestrians were fatally struck by vehicles in the Washington region in August, part of a growing number of deadly incidents authorities reported nationally. -- Dana Hedgpeth, October 15, 2016, Washington Post

Road closures for Marine Corps Marathon Oct. 30

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:37:15 EDT

The 41st Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) and the MCM10K will take place on Sunday, October 30. -- October 17, 2016, Arlington County

Metro stations considered for shorter hours are mostly in communities of color

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:49:05 EDT

One cost-saving scenario Metro staff presented last week in discussions about how the agency might balance its budget includes closing 20 low-ridership stations during off-peak hours; Maryland and Virginia have seven stations each and six are in the District. -- Martine Powers, October 17, 2016, Washington Post

Without more information, riders shouldn't accept Metro late night cuts

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:43:44 EDT

In July, Metro proposed ending late-night service permanently to allow more time for maintenance beyond what it's getting during SafeTrack. To really weigh whether this is the best option, the public needs much more information than what Metro has made available to date. -- Aimee Custis, Matt Johnson, October 17, 2016, GGW

Fairfax receives grant for Richmond Highway initiative

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:39:48 EDT

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the recipients of its 2016 Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Planning Pilot Program projects, and Fairfax County was one of the 16 organizations across the country selected to receive a share of the $14.7 million in grants. -- October 17, 2016, Fairfax County