News & Events
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Metrorail is open 4 am - midnight with rush-hour service and peak fares from opening until 9 pm; Metrobus will operate Saturday Supplemental service.
WMATA Press Release, January 13, 2017
Metro today released schedule information for the remaining SafeTrack surges between February and June 2017. Surges will resume February 11 with an 18-day surge on the Blue Line with closure of the blue line between Rosslyn and Pentagon.
WMATA Press Release, January 12, 2017
The Commuter Store, Mobile Commuter Store, CommuterDirect.com Customer Service Call Center, and ART - Arlington Transit Call Center will be closed Monday, January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Friday, January 20 for Inauguration Day. Arlington County government offices will be closed.
CommuterDirect.com orders placed after 2 p.m. on Friday, January 13, will be processed and shipped on Tuesday, January 17. Orders placed after 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 19 will be processed and shipped on Monday, January 23.
An 82-year-old woman has been hospitalized after she was struck by a car in Wheaton, Maryland, police say.
January 15, 2017, NBC Washington
Getting to the National Mall for the presidential inauguration successfully will involve some planning and extra time.
Mike Murillo, January 16, 2017, WTOP
The Town of Chevy Chase is blocking Montgomery County’s request to route part of an interim bike and walking trail through its streets once the Georgetown Branch Trail closes for Purple Line construction.
Andrew Metcalf, January 16, 2017, Bethesda Beat
Two gunpoint robberies have been reported within the past two weeks in the Georgetown area near the entrance to the Capital Crescent Trail, a scenic recreational site and rail trail that runs from the District to Silver Spring.
Martin Weil, January 14, 2017, Washington Post
As many as 1 million visitors are expected for the swearing-in of Donald Trump as the 45th president, the inaugural parade, the balls -- and several planned demonstrations.
Luz Lazo, January 14, 2017, Washington Post
The 2013 Virginia General Assembly revenue and appropriations bill established a dedicated funding stream for the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA), which oversees planning and funding for transportation projects in the Commonwealth’s Planning District 8, including Fairfax County.
Angela Woolsey, January 13, 2017, Fairfax County Times
Commuters who use D.C.'s Union Station on Thursday, Jan. 19 will find the main entrance and part of the station closed.
Andrea Swalec, January 13, 2017, NBC Washington
Hundreds of thousands of women are expected to march on the National Mall the day after President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, and several roads in the area will be closed as they protest.
January 14, 2017, NBC Washington
In light of inauguration week travel disruptions and commuting delays, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management is asking federal employees who work in downtown D.C. to telework on Wednesday and Thursday, if possible.
Hanna Choi, January 14, 2017, WTOP
A federal grand jury on Friday indicted three former Takata Corp. executives for allegedly deceiving automakers about the company's defective air bags, according to multiple reports.
Melanie Zanona, January 13, 2017, The Hill
The Obama administration officially decided Friday not to change the vehicle greenhouse gas emissions standards currently on the books.
Timothy Cama, January 13, 2017, The Hill
The presidential inauguration on Friday, January 20, and related events, are expected to bring large crowds to Washington, D.C. Amtrak, MARC, VRE, and Metrorail passengers arriving at or departing from Union Station should allow extra time. Tips from Amtrak.
January 13, 2017, CommuterPage.com
To assist with the anticipated crowds, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) today announced the hours of operation for DC Streetcar, DC Circulator and Capital Bikeshare for Inauguration Day, Friday, January 20, 2017.
January 12, 2017, DDOT
Per the Winter Sidewalk Safety Act, D.C. property owners are responsible for clearing snow and ice from the sidewalks around their property “within the first eight hours of daylight after the storm ends,” says Department of Public Works communications director Zy Richardson.
Megan Downey, January 13, 2017, Washington Post
Major track work and possible delays are coming to Arlington as part of Metro’s first SafeTrack “surge” of the new year.
Tim Regan, January 12, 2017, ARLnow
Metro scheduled new 24/7 track work on Thursday, after uncovering additional problems that must be addressed and after juggling the competing crumbling parts of the system to outline a new schedule.
Max Smith, January 13, 2017, WTOP
Regulators are accusing Italian-American car giant Fiat Chrysler of deliberately skirting federal emissions testing for some of its diesel vehicles.
Devin Henry, January 12, 2017, The Hill
The Green Line is an economic engine in the Washington region, attracting jobs, housing, retail, and young people, says a new report.
Susan Balding, January 12, 2017, GGW
Today the 2017 Session of the General Assembly Session convened for a 45-day session. Virginia Bicycling Federation is working with Senators and Delegates on several bills that could impact bicyclists.
January 11, 2017, FABB
There’s a lot about the D.C. travel year that already is scheduled, or at least markable on your calendar as worthy of a double-check later.
Robert Thomson, January 12, 2017, Washington Post
Airport officials in Washington are warning travelers about crowds and congestion expected around the inauguration.
January 12, 2017, WJLA
One person is dead following a multi-vehicle crash in Northeast D.C., police report.
January 11, 2017, WJLA
Many Alexandria residents headed to work Wednesday morning only to find their car windows broken and the interiors covered in broken glass.
January 11, 2017, NBC Washington
Who maintains your neighborhood road? What about the roads to work or to your favorite restaurant? Well, there are eight answers!
January 11, 2017, FABB
The Justice Department is bringing criminal charges against six high-level Volkswagen employees for their alleged roles in the company's diesel emissions cheating scandal.
Melanie Zanona, January 11, 2017, The Hill
Last May, the DC Council approved funding for the G9, an express bus line along the Rhode Island Avenue corridor. According to a WMATA spokesperson, the line, which will run from Mount Rainier in Prince George's County to downtown DC, will begin service on March 20th.
Mat Friedman, January 11, 2017, GGW
In advance of the release, open-data advocates worried it would continue a trend: that Uber is the sole custodian of its data, a valuable asset, and if cities want to understand its impact, they’re left to sort through piecemeal information the company releases -- on its terms. A preview of the new platform didn’t ease their concerns.
Faiz Siddiqui, January 11, 2017, Washington Post