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Metro today announced service information for the final two SafeTrack surges on the Orange and Red lines. In order to minimize the customer impact elsewhere on the system and to maximize productivity, the surges, which were originally planned as continuous single tracking, will instead be "line segment shutdowns," where buses will replace trains at selected stations.
April 28, 2017, WMATA
MARC Train is preparing for increased passenger demand on Saturday, April 29 for events in Washington, DC.
April 24, 2017, MTA
Metro today announced the addition of single tracking this weekend on the Red Line to allow for targeted "stray current testing" (SCT) in a section of the downtown core where wayward electrical current has resulted in three service disruptions this month.
April 28, 2017, WMATA
Buses will replace trains between Federal Triangle and Foggy Bottom. Farragut West, McPherson Square and Metro Center (lower level) will be closed. SafeTrack Surge 14 continues on the Green Line.
April 24, 2017, WMATA
Rumors of a planned “sickout” at Metro may have given riders pause about using the transit system Friday, but service was disruption-free, and the agency reported no unusual attendance problems throughout the day. Which left some riders wondering: What was the brouhaha?
Martine Powers, April 28, 2017, Washington Post
The Fairfax County Department of Transportation has put three possibilities on the table as it looks toward adding bike lanes and sharrows to a 2-mile stretch of Glade Drive during the re-paving process this year.
Dave Emke, April 28, 2017, Reston Now
The agency's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on Friday withdrew the proposal after issuing an advance notice of proposed rulemaking last April that would have required states to inspect passenger-carrying commercial motor vehicles once a year.
Tim Devaney, April 28, 2017, The Hill
In a response to urgent warnings from the Federal Transit Administration that Metro track workers are unsafe -- and a threat of losing millions of dollars of funds -- transit officials say they are working to decrease distractions and workload for those responsible for alerting train operators when workers are on the tracks.
Martine Powers, April 28, 2017, Washington Post
Metro announced Friday that Orange Line stations east of the Stadium-Armory station will be shut down from May 16 to June 15.
Tim Richardson, April 28, 2017, Washington Post
A recent report that claims Uber was tracking customers even after users deleted the app is catching the eye of Congress and federal regulators because of the serious privacy implications.
Melanie Zanona, April 28, 2017, The Hill
A group of protesters created some minor issues Friday morning at Union Station.
Dana Hedgpeth, Maria Sacchetti, April 28, 2017, Washington Post
The American Planning Association today recognized Arlington’s commitment to community-based planning and smart growth with the Gold 2017 National Planning Achievement Award for Implementation of our General Land Use Plan and smart growth journey. Arlington was one of 12 national award recipients, the profession’s highest honor.
April 26, 2017, Arlington County
A 34-year-old man died after his 2015 Dodge Charger crashed in Upper Marlboro, Md., officials said.
Dana Hedgpeth, April 28, 2017, Washington Post
The victim was taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.
Sarah Beth Hensley, April 27, 2017, WTOP
Despite the looming threat of a "sick out," Metro operations appear to be off to a normal start Friday morning, as there have not yet been any reports of under-staffing.
Evan Koslof, April 28, 2017, WUSA9
A warning from federal safety experts that Metro trains are regularly at risk of running over workers prompted Metro Board members to express concern Thursday that the agency’s leaders could be masking the true depth of issues in the rail system.
Max Smith, April 27, 2017, WTOP
Service was initially suspended for several hours between Dupont Circle and Gallery Place beginning around 7:30 a.m. Some service was temporarily restored about 8:50 a.m. after D.C. Fire and EMS investigated.
Coleen Kelleher, William Vitka, April 27, 2017, WTOP
Planned track work on the transit system this weekend will have the line between Foggy Bottom and Federal Triangle closed down, with work being done to replace ceiling tiles at Farragut West, McPherson Square and the lower level of Metro Center.
Dave Emke, April 26, 2017, Reston Now
Demonstrators will once again flock to Washington on Saturday. This time for the People’s Climate March, which in addition to crowds will also bring rolling street closures to the nation’s capital.
Luz Lazo, April 28, 2017, Washington Post
Following a pair of derailments that made a mess of the busiest U.S. rail commuter hub, Amtrak today rolled out plans to speed upgrades of track, operations and safety at New York’s Pennsylvania Station.
Stuart Chirls, April 27, 2017, Railway Age
Scores of Metro workers stormed out of a Metro board meeting, chanting “Who moves this city? We move this city!” in an organized demonstration Thursday morning, amid heightened tensions between the transit agency and its workforce.
Faiz Siddiqui, Robert McCartney, April 27, 2017, Washington Post
At the second New York Avenue Streetscape and Trail project meeting this week, DDOT presented several concepts for the bicycle route and results of a survey from the first meeting.
April 27, 2017, WashCycle
Metro officials say they will expedite repairs on a downtown stretch of the Red Line after a piece of smoking rail equipment shut down stations between Gallery Place and Dupont Circle on Thursday morning, crippling the morning commute.
Martine Powers, April 27, 2017, Washington Post
Local businesses will not have to authorize each individual tow from their property after Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) signed a bill ending the would-be practice.
Chris Teale, April 26, 2017, ARLnow
A MARC commuter train had to be evacuated Wednesday night after a brake fire at the Silver Spring station.
Tom Roussey, April 26, 2017, WJLA
Metro is pumping the brakes on its employees' plan to hold a "sick out" this weekend. The transit agency said it received nearly 500 sick day requests from employees for Friday, which is many more requests than it normally receives.
Adam Tuss, Chris Gordon, April 26, 2017, NBC Washington
A woman who was high on PCP was arrested Wednesday night after reportedly trying to fight people on the Red Line train, Metro Transit police reported.
April 27, 2017, WUSA9
College Park residents and Metro officials gathered in a bus to discuss potential changes to the city’s Metro station.
Emily Blackner, April 26, 2017, Sentinel
Congress is losing one of its perks. In June, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) will block members of Congress from using 89 VIP parking spaces near Reagan National Airport.
Scott MacFarlane, April 26, 2017, NBC Washington
A 1 percent sales tax in Metro’s eight city and county jurisdictions would provide the transit system with adequate revenue to cover its most urgent infrastructure and maintenance costs over the next decade, according to a new analysis by a task force of top regional officials unveiled Wednesday at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG).
Martin Di Caro, April 26, 2017, WAMU