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Metrorail weekend service adjustments Dec. 16-17

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:19:05 EST

Emergency Red Line shutdown between Silver Spring and Rhode Island Ave. Orange, Silver, and Blue lines will have trains every 24 minutes due to single-tracking. -- December 12, 2017, WMATA

Red Line defect similar to one that caused 2009 collision

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:38:10 EST

Metro officials said Thursday that this week’s Red Line disruptions and coming weekend shutdown stem from defects in the line’s signal system similar to the one that caused the fatal 2009 train collision near Fort Totten. -- Martine Powers, December 14, 2017, Washington Post

Red Line waterproofing project expanded

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:13:32 EST

Metro is advising customers of evening and weekend service changes on the Red Line starting Friday, December 22, and continuing through Thursday, February 15, in order to extend a water leak-mitigation project and improve reliability. -- December 15, 2017, WMATA

Record month for Amtrak revenue

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:10:40 EST

Ahead of the holiday travel season, Amtrak achieved record revenue in November, reaching $204.7 million in system-wide adjusted ticket revenue, the best month in the company’s history. -- Stuart Chirls, December 14, 2017, Railway Age

Free Wi-Fi now at 30 Metro stations

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:45:57 EST

Metro today announced the availability of free customer Wi-Fi service at 24 additional underground stations, dramatically expanding the number of Wi-Fi enabled stations to 30. -- December 14, 2017, WMATA

Metrorail will be open late New Year's Eve

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:38:37 EST

Metro today announced special late-night rail service until 2 a.m. on New Year's Eve, three hours later than normal Sunday closing hours, to provide customers a safe transportation alternative. -- December 14, 2017, WMATA

Pedestrian fatally struck near Rockville Metro

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:41:15 EST

A man is dead after he was hit by an SUV near the Rockville Metro Station Wednesday night, according to authorities. -- Stephen Pimpo Jr., December 14, 2017, WJLA

Metrobus adding new service to Pentagon

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:08:49 EST

Metro will add new trips to the Pentagon Transit Center in Arlington beginning Sunday, Dec. 17, officials said. -- Cameron Luttrell, December 13, 2017, Arlington Patch

Va. governor-elect names transportation team

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:56:47 EST

Virginia Gov.-elect Ralph Northam on Wednesday unveiled his transportation team, naming Shannon Valentine secretary of transportation. -- Lori Aratani, December 13, 2017, Washington Post

D.C. refuses to support regional Metro funding plan

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:53:14 EST

D.C. officials withdrew their support from a regional Metro funding proposal on Wednesday, threatening months-long efforts by elected leaders to speak in a unified voice about the vexing political problem of establishing a dedicated revenue source for WMATA. -- Martin Di Caro, December 13, 2017, WAMU

A second Metro station for Rosslyn?

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:49:13 EST

Metro officials are taking a small but symbolic step in their hope of someday building a second station in Rosslyn. -- Martine Powers, December 13, 2017, Washington Post

Metro wants to address capacity issues at Rosslyn

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:38:20 EST

Metro wants to more seriously consider building a new Blue Line station in Rosslyn that would include a new rail line through Georgetown, as part of a plan that has been on Metro’s long-term list of priorities for several years. -- Max Smith, December 12, 2017, WTOP

Safety issue means reduced Red Line service

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:19:03 EST

Fewer trains will run on the line through Friday, followed by a partial shutdown to repair the cable over the weekend. -- Faiz Siddiqui, December 12, 2017, Washington Post

What NYC explosion means for D.C.

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:52:45 EST

Public safety and security leaders in D.C. have been carefully monitoring developments in New York following a pipe bomb explosion in a subway corridor near Times Square Monday that appears to have been an attempted terrorist attack. -- Michelle Basch, December 11, 2017, WTOP

Automatic train operation still on hold for Metro

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:49:58 EST

Documents prepared for a Metro Board committee meeting Thursday acknowledge many maintenance and rider benefits from the automated system, but raise potential concerns about turning it back on. -- Max Smith, December 12, 2017, WTOP

Bus-only lanes may soon be possible on Columbia Pike

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:55:32 EST

The Arlington County Board will consider a resolution at its meeting this week that could help pave the way for HOV or bus-only lanes on Columbia Pike. -- December 11, 2017, ARLnow

Persons of interest wanted in Metro shooting

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:25:26 EST

According to officials, a man was transported to the hospital after being shot at Minnesota Avenue Station. -- December 12, 2017, WUSA9

Officials still can't agree on how to fund Metro

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:02:36 EST

After months of negotiations, the Metro Strategy Group remains divided over how to raise the money. -- Martin Di Caro, December 11, 2017, WAMU

Federal court rules for Metro on Christmas ad

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 09:00:07 EST

Metro will not be required to use a Christmas-themed ad from the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington. -- December 9, 2017, WJLA

With two weeks of private bus shuttles, Metro dips a toe into outsourcing

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 08:42:54 EST

Metro riders inconvenienced by a two-week partial shutdown on the Red Line probably didn’t give much thought to the branding of the bus shuttles carrying them on their plodding ride between the Silver Spring and Fort Totten stations. But those buses --- private coaches with drivers hailing from out-of-state — could be a sign of things to come at Metro. -- Martine Powers, December 9, 2017, Washington Post