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Four miles of track from Silver Spring to Fort Totten will see repairs and replacement in these repairs, replacing an interlocking, a part of the track where trains can cross from one track to another.

Metro Red Line Repairs Cause Closures in Late November

The Washington, D.C. Metro Red line is set to halt service between the Silver Spring and Fort Totten stations in Maryland from Nov. 25 to Dec. 10 for a second round of major planned track maintenance this year. The improvement project will cut service on the easternmost end of the[Read More…]

by November 8, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Metro Proposes 2019 Budget, Marks Financial Milestones

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority marked two financial milestones last week, announcing significant progress in its “Back2Good” reform and recovery campaign while proposing a budget for the 2019 fiscal year that will not raise fares or cut service. Metro received access to previously restricted Federal Transit Administration grant money[Read More…]

by November 2, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
CAROLINE PAPPAS FOR THE HOYA
The D.C. Council is currently conducting hearings on the Fare Evasion Decriminalization Act Of 2017, which would eliminate the potential for arrest and the 10-day jail time that currently accompany charges of fare evasion for non-minors.

DC Council Considers Decriminalizing Metro Fare Evasion

Washington, D.C. officials are divided over a new bill that would decriminalize fare evasion on Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority bus and rail services. The D.C. Council is currently conducting hearings on the Fare Evasion Decriminalization Act Of 2017, which would eliminate the potential for arrest and the 10-day jail[Read More…]

by October 26, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
New Southwest Wharf Transit Options Expanded

New Southwest Wharf Transit Options Expanded

Washington, D.C. residents will soon be able to access the recently renovated area of the Southwest Waterfront by way of expanded transportation options, including a southwest shuttle and a water taxi, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced Thursday. Increased transportation options will allow residents to access the area’s newest development: the[Read More…]

by October 13, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Delays Expected on Metro’s Red Line Through End of November

Red line commuters can expect six weeks of disrupted service starting Oct. 16 as the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority starts the next phase of a water damage mitigation project. Trains are scheduled to run on a single track on weeknights after 9 p.m. through Nov. 24 in the suburban[Read More…]

by October 5, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Metro Proposes New Business Plan Amid Meltdown

Amid recent criticism for its labor policies and a meltdown on the Red Line on Thursday morning, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority General Manager Paul Wiedefeld announced plans to implement a new business model to increase WMATA’s budget by $500 million per year and cut worker retirement benefits April 19.[Read More…]

by April 28, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
ILLUSTRATION BY MICHELLE KELLY/THE HOYA
For Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has paired up with local advocacy groups to spread awareness and combat harassment and sexual assault. This year, Metro has seen a drop in reports of sexual harassment through its survey and web portal.

Metro Calls Attention to Sexual Assault on Services

For Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority police officers hosted outreach events at five Metrorail stations Tuesday to raise awareness about sexual harassment on the Metro. In collaboration with Collective Action for Safe Spaces, which is a D.C.-based organization focused on ending public harassment and sexual assault[Read More…]

by April 7, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Metro Increases Fares, Cuts Hours in Effort to Lower Deficit

Metro fare will increase July 1 following the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority board of directors’ approval of fare hikes and reduced services last Thursday. In an effort to avoid a $1.1 billion budget deficit by 2020, Metro will increase rush hour Metrorail fares by 10 cents, making the one-way[Read More…]

by March 28, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top

Metro Rail Car Replacements, Safety Surge Announced

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld announced Monday plans for repairs and renovations for its rail cars starting next Wednesday, in addition to preplanned Safetrack Safety Surges that will continue for the remainder of the month. Safety Surges are planned outages on Metro’s tracking system that[Read More…]

by February 10, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Metro Expresses Concern About Profits

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority leadership expressed concerns this week that, despite facilitating over one million rides during the inauguration weekend, the financial costs of increasing services and extending hours negatively impacted the organization’s budget. At a meeting with reporters Thursday, WMATA General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld said the Metro[Read More…]

by January 31, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top