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Foxx: Metro's 'success looks like failure'

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:30:55 EST

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx said Thursday that Metro has made dramatic improvements under his watch -- despite the fact that riders today encounter as many commuting disruptions and delays as ever. -- Martine Powers, January 20, 2017, Washington Post

Inauguration transportation guide

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:26:15 EST

It’s here, Inauguration Day. Nearly a million visitors are expected for the Inaugural festivities and demonstrations. -- Faiz Siddiqui, Luz Lazo, January 20, 2017, Washington Post

Metro tips for new riders

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:22:49 EST

If you’re visiting Washington this week for Inauguration Day or the Women’s March, you couldn’t be in a better place. -- Luz Lazo, January 19, 2017, Washington Post

Volunteers spruce up the Met Branch Trail

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:20:08 EST

Early last Monday morning, the trail was jammed with a different sort of traffic–113 rock-star volunteers who gave up their holiday to help make Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day a Day of Service on the Metropolitan Branch Trail. -- Ursula Sandstrom, January 19, 2017, WABA

Metro's first red signal violation of 2017

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:14:04 EST

A Metro train operator overran a red light at Silver Spring on Wednesday night in the transit agency’s first red signal violation of the year. -- Martine Powers, January 19, 2017, Washington Post

Update on bills in Va. legislature

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:56:10 EST

We've been following Virginia Bicycling Federation's reports on the bills that could affect bicyclists in the fast-moving Va. legislative session. -- Jan. 19, 2017, FABB

Metro safety and travel tips for Inauguration visitors

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:42:10 EST

As tens of thousands of visitors arrive for the 58th Presidential Inauguration, Metro has some important safety and travel tips for those planning to use the rail system. -- January 19, 2017, WMATA

2016 sets new mark as Earth's warmest year on record

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:54:48 EST

For a third consecutive year, Earth has set a new mark for global warmth. -- Scott Dance, January 18, 2017, Capital Gazette

Biking in D.C. during Inauguration, Women's March

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:42:23 EST

It might be easier to bike downtown than  drive, especially Friday, but cyclists should keep a few things in mind if traveling into the city. -- Luz Lazo, January 19, 2017, Washington Post

Bridge and road closures have started for Inauguration Day

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:40:12 EST

Several D.C. area bridges and parts of roadways near downtown are closed starting Thursday for the following day’s inauguration ceremonies. -- Dana Hedgpeth, January 19, 2017, Washington Post

Walking guide for Inauguration Day

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:29:27 EST

Most people traveling in central Washington on Friday will need three things: a map, a SmarTrip card and sensible shoes. -- Robert Thomson, January 18, 2017, Washington Post

Metro will open at 5 a.m. Saturday for Women's March

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:23:50 EST

Metro GM/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld today announced that the Metrorail system will open two hours early -- at 5 a.m. -- this Saturday and add up to two dozen additional trains to accommodate those attending the Women's March on Washington. -- January 18, 2017, WMATA

What you need to know about the Women's March on Washington

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:38:24 EST

Thousands of people are expected to be in the region Saturday for the Women’s March on Washington, an event that could draw larger crowds than Inauguration Day itself, and present travel challenges for participants and residents. -- Luz Lazo, January 18, 2017, Washington Post

Inauguration Day travel from the Virginia side

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:32:26 EST

Pentagon Metro station closed. The station is one of five in the rail system scheduled to be closed Friday. -- Robert Thomson, January 17, 2017, Washington Post

RFK parking lots could become park space with trails

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:48:28 EST

EventsDC recently released concepts for the RFK Stadium-Armory Campus and if these concepts became reality they would make use of, and expand, DC's Anacostia River Trail that currently passes through the campus. The concept would build 3 new bridges and a pair of new paths. -- January 17, 2017, WashCycle