Dr. Gridlock: Metro


Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 04/09/2014

Delays for Metro riders on Blue Line because of a possible gas leak in area

Report of gas leak leads to suspension of service between Van Dorn and King Street stations.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  01:28 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Metro delays on several lines in morning commute

Metro delays on Orange and Blue lines. Signal problem causing issues.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:39 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 07:26 AM ET, 04/08/2014

Delays on Metro’s Orange and Blue lines resolved

Delays on Orange and Blue lines of Metro. Earlier problem with train.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:26 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 04/07/2014

Sarles: Metro is ‘embracing’ audit critical of its handling of federal money

Metro officials blame previous administrations for problems in the transit agency’s financial department.

By Paul Duggan  |  11:34 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 04/07/2014

Metro delays on the Blue and Yellow lines

Metro delays on Blue and Yellow lines. Earlier problem causing residual delays.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:54 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 06:46 AM ET, 04/04/2014

Friday morning train commutes should be easier

After troubled Thursday commute, Friday should be better -- fingers crossed.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:46 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak, MARC, Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 04/03/2014

Delays on Metro’s Red Line resolved

Trains are single-tracking because of a track problem outside of the Farragut North station.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:09 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 03/31/2014

Some unresolved issues in Metro fare increases

The impact of bus fares, the cost of paratransit service and the Prince George’s parking surcharge all need closer looks.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:43 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 03/31/2014

Metro’s Blue and Orange lines having troubles

Crowding and delays are likely through the evening rush because of a track problem near Foggy Bottom.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:04 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 03/27/2014

Metro rail and bus fares to increase; MetroAccess fare cap lowered

Rail fares will rise an average of 3 percent. All bus riders will pay $1.75. Parking will cost 10 cents more.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:37 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 03/27/2014

Metro troubles on Green, Blue and Yellow lines resolved

Morning of delays on three Metro rail lines.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:27 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Cellphone, bicycle thefts rise in Metro system, report says

Calling Metro “a target-rich environment,” transit police chief says the number of “snatch” thefts and robberies increased in 2013.

By Paul Duggan  |  04:57 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 03/26/2014

Metro board to review more options on fare increases

New plan suggests potential compromise between urban-suburban interests.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:37 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 03/26/2014

Wednesday morning on Metro: Sign issues, Orange Line problem resolved

A disabled train caused delays on the Orange Line this morning.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:10 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Metrobus schedules changing for dozens of routes

Metrobus schedules will change next week for dozens of routes across the D.C. region.

By Luz Lazo  |  12:01 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrobus

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 03/25/2014

Thefts of electronic devices on Metro rise

A recent incident happened in middle of the day at the Capitol South station.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:58 AM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  iphone thefts, Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 03/20/2014

Problem resolved on Metro’s Red Line, delays on Blue Line

Trains on Red Line shared a track. Earlier track problem outside of Takoma.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:48 AM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 03/19/2014

Metro seeks community’s voice in transit decision-making

Agency seeks riders’ participation in meetings, interviews and an online survey.

By Paul Duggan  |  12:26 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Delays on Metro’s Blue and Orange lines

Signal problem impacts Metro’s Blue and Orange lines.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:47 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  delays, Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 03/17/2014

Snow affects planes, trains and automobiles

Airport delays, road closures and train schedules changed.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:18 AM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  interstate 95, Metro, road closures, Snow, subway, WMATA

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 03/17/2014

Delays on four out of five of Metro’s rail lines

Delays on Metro’s Red Line. Metro’s bus service also limited because of snow.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:22 AM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Metro board delays vote on fare hikes

Metro board will vote on fare increases by month’s end.

By Paul Duggan  |  06:42 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 03/13/2014

Light weekend for Metro track work

Ridership may be heavier than normal, because of two Saturday events.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:22 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 03/13/2014

Earlier problem on Metro’s Red Line resolved

Earlier train malfunction causes problems in the direction of Shady Grove.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:49 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, red line, subway, WMATA

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 03/12/2014

Metro: We’re getting better, really!

Transit officials try to translate engineer-speak into rider talk.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:49 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Power restored at Metro’s Rosslyn station

A power problem has left no working elevators or escalators at the Rosslyn station. Buses are headed to the station, the transit agency said.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:06 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, rosslyn, subway, WMATA

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 03/07/2014

Major disruption on Metrorail this weekend

Metro Center will close Saturday and Sunday, so riders will need to use other stations for transfers.

By Robert Thomson  |  06:11 PM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 07:23 AM ET, 03/07/2014

Happy Friday -- Metro Red Line delays resolved

Train malfunction at Silver Spring station. Delays on Metro’s Red Line.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:23 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, red line, subway, WMATA

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Woman struck by train at Rhode Island Avenue Metro station

Regular service has been restored after a woman was struck by a train earlier this afternoon.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:21 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 03/04/2014

Earlier problems on Metro’s Red, Orange and Blue lines resolved

Problems had caused 30-minute delays on Metro’s Red Line.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:25 AM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 07:11 AM ET, 03/04/2014

Metro’s bus service resumed on nearly all routes

Metrobus service on all routes. Riders should expect some problems on snowy, narrow streets

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:11 AM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrobus, subway, WMATA

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Accident on Route 50, Metro cancels bus service for the day, Reagan runways closed

Monday morning’s commute had one thing going for it: fewer people were on the major roadways.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:46 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, roads, Snow, subway, WMATA

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 02/28/2014

Metro work affects all lines this weekend

All stations will be open, but trains on four lines will be farther apart than normal.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:01 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 02/28/2014

Earlier delays on Metro’s Red and Orange lines

Delays on Metro’s Red Line. Disabled train causing problems.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:59 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Fewer VRE trains will run this evening after teen struck by train

VRE cancels morning, some evening trains after a person is struck early Wednesday.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:53 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  delays, Metro, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Earlier delay on Metro’s Red Line resolved

Delays on Metro’s busy Red Line. Sick customer aboard a train.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:48 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  delays, Metro, red line, WMATA

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 02/26/2014

Regional leaders pledge more money for Metro

The transit authority calls the commitment a “down payment” on such expensive goals as eight-car trains for rush hours.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:13 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Metro’s ‘banana peel man’ to undergo evaluation

Maurice Owens sued Metro claiming he slipped on a banana peel in Metro elevator. He’s now charged with fraud.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:35 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Tuesday morning Metro delays

Delays on Metro’s Green and Yellow lines. Riders should expect troubles.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:34 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 02/24/2014

Metro invites riders to comment on bus service in Oxon Hill

Metro will hold two community meetings this week where riders will have an opportunity to give input on the level of bus service in the Oxon Hill area.

By Luz Lazo  |  09:24 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrobus

Posted at 06:16 AM ET, 02/24/2014

Earlier delays on Metro’s Blue and Yellow lines

A sick customer on a train at Crystal City on the Metro. Riders should expect delays.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:16 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 02/21/2014

Delays resolved on Metro’s Orange and Blue lines

Green Line on Metro had earlier delays. Disabled train at U Street caused problems. Delays on Metro’s Blue and Orange lines.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:15 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  green line, Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 02/20/2014

Metrobus looking at how to improve service in busy corridors

Hearing highlights Metrobus efforts on 16th Street NW and on Route 7 in Virginia.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:35 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 02/19/2014

Bowser attacks Metro policy on criminal background checks

She calls for greater flexibility in hiring. Metro General Manager Sarles defends hiring standards.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:18 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 02/19/2014

Some Orange, Blue Line stations closed this weekend

Crews will work on four Metrorail lines this weekend, but the biggest impact will be on the Orange and Blue lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:41 AM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 02/18/2014

Metro’s ‘improvements’ during delays may be hard to spot

Transit report cites behind-the-scenes steps that riders may not notice when stuck in delays.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:41 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 02/13/2014

Metro to restore some bus service at 2 p.m. Thursday

Metro restores some limited bus service. Agency had canceled service because of snow.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:39 PM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bus service canceled, bus service comes back, Metro, Metrobus

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 02/13/2014

Metro has morning delays on many of its lines, but very few riders

Delays on Metro’s Blue Line. Rail service opens on time, but bus service canceled.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:27 AM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  delays, Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Metro cancels late night buses, service for disabled riders because of snow

Rail service is not yet affected, but Metro officials say they continue to monitor weather reports.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  01:35 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, MetroAccess, Snow, subway, WMATA

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 02/11/2014

Metro riders will wait a long time for some fixes

Some solutions will take years to materialize.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:53 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 02/11/2014

Road crews and Metro prepare for possible snowfall to hit area

Significant snow could impact bus and rail service.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  02:06 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, traffic, WMATA

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 02/11/2014

Red Line split for Presidents’ Day weekend

Orange and Blue Line schedules also will be disrupted by track work.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:22 AM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 02/10/2014

Crowding draws complaints about Metro doors, announcements, escalators

Riders offer views on customer service at rush hour.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:27 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 02/10/2014

Update: Normal service resumes on Green Line

Problem was due to a disabled train.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:22 AM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  delays, green line, Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 02/07/2014

Some messages missing from Metro fare hearings

MetroAccess riders made their case on fares, but opposition to other fare and fee hikes was limited.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:59 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 02/06/2014

Metro weekend work to affect Orange, Blue, Red lines

All stations are scheduled to be open, but some riders will find trains spaced 16 to 24 minutes apart.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:33 AM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 02/05/2014

MetroAccess riders fear impact of fare increases

Paratransit customers say rail, bus fare increases will have bigger impact on their service.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:42 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Washington Flyer to reduce fare to Dulles when Silver Line opens

A one-way trip from the new Wiehle Avenue Metro station to Dulles airport will cost $5.

By Luz Lazo  |  01:53 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Silver Line

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Weekend single-tracking isn’t what it used to be

Metrorail changed its scheduling strategy to reduce uncertainty, but rider complaints continue.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:25 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 02/04/2014

Metro’s ‘banana peel man’ considering plea deal

Hearing comes after three postponements.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:45 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 02/03/2014

Sarles addresses questions on Metrorail service

This excerpt includes some frequently asked questions about train service.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:26 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 02/03/2014

Delays on Metro’s Red Line

Riders on Metro’s Red Line should expect delays. Trains are sharing a track between Wheaton and Forest Glen.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:09 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, red line, subway, WMATA

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 01/31/2014

Delays on Metro’s Red Line

Delays on Metro’s Red Line. Track work along busy line.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:45 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, red line delays, subway, WMATA

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 01/30/2014

Single-tracking, delays on the Red Line

Red Line riders are encountering delays in both directions, with single-tracking and offloaded trains creating another batch of headaches for people traveling along that line.

By Mark Berman  |  11:16 AM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 07:29 AM ET, 01/30/2014

Metro delays on busy Red Line

A switch problem is causing the issue.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:29 AM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, metro delays, subway, WMATA

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Oops! Metro posted wrong signs for its new Silver Line

Metro installs wrong signs in showing off new Silver Line. Mistake to cost some money to fix. Signs show Blue Line going to where it doesn’t go.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Silver Line, subway, WMATA

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 01/29/2014

A primer on Metro’s proposed fare and fee increases

The transit authority launches a set of six public hearings Wednesday night.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:30 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 01/29/2014

Wednesday morning Metro troubles on four lines

Delays on Metro’s Green line. Earlier problems on Red Line resolved quickly.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:02 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, metro delays, subway, WMATA

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 01/24/2014

Metro employee caught stealing cash

Metro employee charged in stealing cash. Police caught her in an undercover bust.

By Paul Duggan  |  12:44 PM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, metro employee arrested, subway, WMATA

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 01/24/2014

Brake problems, cracked rail, tunnel fire lengthened rail commutes

The week’s snow and cold affected drivers and transit users, but the biggest disruptions occurred on Metrorail.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:54 AM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 01/24/2014

Southbound lanes of Rockville Pike re-open after water main break

Water main break causes Rockville Pike to shut down. Officials said it could take up to 8 hours to fix.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:38 AM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, rockville pike closed, subway, water main break, white flint mall, WMATA

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 01/23/2014

Green/Yellow lines snarled after fire in the tunnel

Trains single-tracked through a stretch of the District just as the evening rush hour got underway.

By Mark Berman  |  04:38 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 01/23/2014

Cracked rail fixed on Metro’s Blue and Yellow lines

Cracked rail on Metro’s Blue and Yellow lines. Riders should expect delays of up to 30 minutes.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:28 AM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cracked rail, delays, Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 01/22/2014

Delays cleared after snarling Orange Line service for hours

Metro riders encountered problems on all five lines on Wednesday morning, with some headaches lingering into the afternoon.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:20 PM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  delays, Metro, red line, subway, WMATA

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 01/22/2014

Metro delays, flight cancellations, icy roads in area

Metro delays, icy roads and airline delays after snowstorm. Crews work to clean roads. Officials warn to add extra time to commute.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:18 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak, MARC, Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 01/21/2014

Snow prompts Metro to curtail bus service

Snow prompts Metro to curtail bus service.

By Paul Duggan  |  04:56 PM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 01/21/2014

2011 storm taught lesson about fighting Mother Nature

Government decision makers, highway departments became more aggressive in telling commuters to stay home.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:26 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, snowstorm, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 01/21/2014

Delays on Metro’s Yellow and Blue lines

Delays on Metro’s Blue and Yellow lines. Problem is a train malfunction at Pentagon station.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:24 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, subway, WMATA, yellow and blue lines

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Delays on Metro’s Red Line, earlier issues on Blue and Orange lines resolved

Metro’s busy Red Line experiencing delays. The problem is related to a switch outside Union Station.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:43 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 01/15/2014

Testing of Metro’s new Silver Line to start soon, but no firm opening date

Still no firm date as to when Metro’s new Silver Line will open to the public. Testing on the new rail line is set to start next weekend.

By Lori Aratani  |  10:02 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, mwaa

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 01/15/2014

Orange Line train strikes deer; earlier delays now over

The incident occurred between the Cheverly and New Carrollton stations.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:11 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Orange Line

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 01/14/2014

Metrorail’s service plan for MLK weekend

The transit authority plans major track work on the Red and Green lines during the holiday weekend, but the resulting disruptions will end Sunday night.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:48 AM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 01/13/2014

Orange, Blue lines delayed

The Orange and Blue lines are single-tracking between Foggy Bottom and McPherson Square due to a disabled train at Farragut West. The Red Line is also delayed.

By Mark Berman  |  05:04 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 01/13/2014

Watch people ride Metro without pants

VIDEO: Metro riders ditched their pants on Sunday, participating in an annual event that fights back against the burden of pants.

By Mark Berman  |  11:57 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Pants, WMATA

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Metro makes changes to Metrobus fareboxes

Changes to Metrobus fareboxes could make the boarding process a little faster.

By Luz Lazo  |  01:10 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrobus, SmarTrip

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 01/10/2014

Have you been impacted by the transit benefit reduction?

Post reporter would like to speak with workers whose monthly commuting subsidy has dropped from $245 to $130

By Paul Duggan  |  08:35 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Metro working on all five lines this weekend

All stations will be open, but there will be longer gaps than normal between trains.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:57 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 01/09/2014

‘No Pants’ day coming to Metro on Sunday

The annual No Pants Subway Ride returns, which is why you may see a lot of bare skin on the transit system Sunday.

By Mark Berman  |  05:32 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Metro Red Line delays cleared

Metro Red Line riders expect delays. Problem is a train malfunction at Brookland stop.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:03 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Delays on Metro’s Blue and Orange lines resolved

Metro’s Blue and Orange lines delayed. Problem is a train malfunction at L’Enfant Plaza.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:02 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Seven incidents on Metro delay riders in Friday morning commute

Delays on Red Line. Problem is due to a train malfunction.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:02 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Metro unveils new 7000-series rail cars

The new cars are a technological and aesthetic break with the past for Metro.

By Paul Duggan  |  05:00 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Delays on Metro Tuesday, some weather-related

Red, Orange and Blue line delays due to a broken rail at Brookland, a disabled train outside Cheverly and a sick customer aboard a train at Eastern Market.

By Debbi Wilgoren  |  05:00 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Problems on Metro’s Red and Blue lines resolved

Delays on Metro’s Red Line because of signal problem. Earlier delays on Blue Line too.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:57 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Reserve your Silver Line parking

Parking garages at the Wiehle-Reston East Metro station have begun accepting reservations.

By Lori Aratani  |  04:54 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Washington, New York looking to a future without farecards

Metro is testing a system this year that would accept fares paid with credit cards or mobile phones, while New York is planning on ditching its farecard.

By Mark Berman  |  04:53 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Metro: Red Line train’s defibrillator was working

Metro officials said a defibrillator used on a man who died of a heart attack Wednesday was functioning properly.

By Lori Aratani  |  04:53 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Problem resolved on Metro’s Yellow and Blue lines

A track problem outside Pentagon City caused Yellow and Blue line delays.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:52 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 01/08/2014

Red Line snarled during evening commute

Red Line service was snarled during the evening commute due to a rider with a medical emergency at Union Station.

By Mark Berman  |  05:46 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 12/30/2013

After drunken falls, Metro warns of riding while impaired

Drunk Metro riders fall on tracks, escalators. Officials warn riders there is such a thing as being too intoxicated to ride the rail system.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  01:44 PM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  drunk metro riders, Metro, metro riders drunk, metro riders fall on escalators, metro riders fall on tracks, subway, WMATA

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 12/27/2013

Problems on Blue and Orange lines resolved

Metro riders should expect delays on Blue and Orange lines because of disabled trains.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:02 AM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blue line, delays, Metro, Orange Line, subway, WMATA

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 12/24/2013

Metro has special schedules for the holidays

Regular service Christmas Eve, but Christmas Day will be like a Sunday.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:01 AM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, MetroAccess, Metrobus, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Signal problems on Red Line fixed after delays

Metro’s busy Red Line delayed due to signal problems. It is the third rail line of the day to have an early morning problem.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:59 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, red line delays, subway, WMATA

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Delays on Metro’s Green Line end

Delays on Metro’s Green Line resolved after train struck a deer. Riders on Blue and Orange lines also experienced morning delays.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:24 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  deer struck, Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Metro delays on Blue and Orange lines resolved

Service is back to normal on Metro’s Blue and Orange lines, officials say, after delays caused by a disabled train.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:16 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  delays, Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 12/20/2013

Red Line delays resolved

Earlier delays on Metro’s Red Line. Passenger reports someone suspicious but police find nothing.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:49 AM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  metro delays, red line

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 12/19/2013

Delays on Metro’s Green Line cleared

Delays on Metro’s Green Line

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:32 AM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  delays, Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 06:41 AM ET, 12/19/2013

Earlier delays on Metro’s Blue Line resolved

Delays on Metro’s Blue Line

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:41 AM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  delays, Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 07:20 AM ET, 12/18/2013

Delays on Metro’s Red Line resolved

Delays on Metro’s Red Line resolved.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:20 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  delays, Metro, red line, subway, WMATA

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Metrorail open late for New Year’s

Metro also announced schedules for other times during the holidays.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:07 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, MetroAccess, Metrobus, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Metro plans weekend closing at Greenbelt station

Buses will replace Green Line trains between College Park and Greenbelt.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:15 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bwi airport, Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 07:21 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Metro’s Red Line ok after delays

Earlier delays on Metro’s Red Line

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:21 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  delays, Metro, red line, subway, WMATA

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 12/16/2013

Metro train with smoky brakes offloaded

Smoky brakes lead to Metro train problems. No major delays expected.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:10 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, red line delays, subway, WMATA

Posted at 07:33 AM ET, 12/16/2013

Delays on Metro’s Blue Line cleared

Delays on Metro’s Blue Line cleared.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:33 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blue line, Metro, metro delays, subway, WMATA

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 12/13/2013

Metro cancels some weekend track work

The Green Line project is cancelled but disruptions will occur on the Red, Orange and Blue lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:41 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 12/13/2013

Red Line delays cleared

Riders on Metro’s Red Line encountered delays due to a switch problem near Fort Totten.

By Mark Berman  |  07:01 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 12/12/2013

The Red Line experience: another day, another delay

A review of one week’s Metro service reports shows more disruptions on the Red Line than on any of Metrorail’s other four.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:14 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 12/12/2013

Delays on Metro’s Red Line end

Delays on Metro’s Red Line. Disabled train at Takoma station.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:40 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 12/11/2013

Greenbelt Metrorail station to close this weekend

Buses will replace trains between College Park and Greenbelt on Saturday and Sunday while Metro works on its test track for new rail cars.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:20 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 12/11/2013

Issues resolved on Metro’s Red Line

Delays on Metro’s Red Line. Disabled train causes problems

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:53 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 12/11/2013

Incident on Metro’s Orange and Blue lines resolved

Delays on Metro’s Blue and Orange lines

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:04 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 07:14 AM ET, 12/11/2013

Service back on Metro’s Blue and Yellow lines

Delays on Metro’s Blue and Yellow lines

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:14 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 12/10/2013

Metro’s Red Line back to normal after delay

Metro’s Red Line has delays.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:25 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, red line delays, subway, WMATA

Posted at 07:18 AM ET, 12/10/2013

Delays on Metro’s Red Line resolved

Delays on Metro’s Red Line. Earlier incident on Green and Yellow lines. Disabled train at Georgia Avenue.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:18 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  delays, Metro, Snow, subway, WMATA

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 12/06/2013

Metro makes its case on customer service

Metro board members support a pledge to riders, as transit officials describe service improvement programs.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:43 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, MetroAccess, Metrobus, Metrorail, Richard Sarles, WMATA

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 12/06/2013

Love and romance on the subway?

A matchmaking service is using New York’s subway system to help people find romance.

By Lori Aratani  |  12:34 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 12/05/2013

Metro defends ‘shoes’ ad some call sexist

Female Metro executive takes credit for ad that some view as sexist.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  02:13 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, sexist shoe ad on metro, shoe ad, subway, WMATA

Posted at 06:05 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Earlier delays on Metro’s Orange and Blue lines

Delays on Metro’s Blue and Orange lines. Riders should expect delays

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:05 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blue and orange lines, delays, Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 12/04/2013

What Metro fears about fare increases

The transit ridership is a less reliable market than it used to be.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:54 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 12/04/2013

Normal service back on Metro’s Blue and Yellow lines

Delays on Metro’s Blue and Yellow line. Problem caused by switch problem at King Street Station.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:04 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blue line, Metro, subway, WMATA, yellow line

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Metro report to show service improvements

Transit authority’s scorecard shows gains in on-time performance and reliability.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:20 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 12/03/2013

Blue Line will be split this weekend

Crews also will work on the Red, Orange and Green lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:20 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 12/03/2013

Earlier delays on Yellow Line resolved

Metro says delays on the Yellow Line because of a train malfunction are resolved.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:30 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, subway, WMATA, yellow line

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Metro’s Red Line delayed

Metro’s Red Line has morning delays. Disabled train at Rhode Island Avenue stop.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:55 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, metro delays, red line

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 11/27/2013

Metro: Red Line delays resolved

Metro has delays on Red and Blue lines. Riders should expect delays.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:08 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blue line, Metro, red line, subway, WMATA

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Delays on Metro’s Red and Green lines

Red Line riders should be be prepared for delays this afternoon.

By Mark Berman  |  05:52 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 11/25/2013

Metro adding airport bus service for Thanksgiving getaway

Metrobus will operate many more trips to BWI and Dulles airports. More details about Metro’s holiday schedules.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:07 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, Thanksgiving getaway, WMATA

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 11/25/2013

Delays on Metro’s Blue line

Delays on Metro’s Blue Line. Train malfunction earlier in the morning.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:38 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blue line, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 05:49 AM ET, 11/25/2013

Delays on Metro’s Blue and Orange lines

Delays on Blue and Orange lines because of signal problem. Trains briefly shared a track.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:49 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blue line, Metro, Orange Line, WMATA

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 11/22/2013

Metro to replace carpets with hard flooring

The transit authority plans to use hard flooring in part of the current fleet, as well as in the next generation of rail cars.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:23 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 11/22/2013

Suspects charged in Metro assault, theft cases

Transit police have made arrests in a stabbing outside the Twinbrook station and in an investigation into stolen copper wire.

By Paul Duggan  |  03:37 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 11/22/2013

Brighter lighting set for Metro system

Metro says it will spend $5.5 million to install better mezzanine lighting throughout the underground rail system

By Paul Duggan  |  12:02 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 11/21/2013

Delays cleared on Metro’s Red, Orange and Blue lines

Delays on three of Metro’s five rail lines. Unclear how long delays will last on Red, Orange and Blue lines.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:43 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blue line, Metro, Orange Line, red line, WMATA

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Metro train hits deer, causes Blue Line delays

Blue line trains single-tracking between Morgan Boulevard and Addison Road stations after a train struck a deer.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:42 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blue line, Metro, metro delays, red line

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Metro to work on three lines this weekend

The Orange and Blue Line trains will operate every 24 minutes throughout the weekend.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:42 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Stranded Metro riders can’t measure rebuilding progress

Last week’s problems show why riders are confused or skeptical about the long-term rebuilding program.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:41 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, red line, WMATA

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Metrorail to stay open late for FedEx night games

Metro announced that trains will run an extra hour for two upcoming football games.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:38 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, FedEx Field, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Metro clears delays on Green and Orange lines

Metro clears delays on Green and Orange lines after earlier problems.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:38 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  green line, Metro, metro delays, Orange Line, WMATA

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 11/20/2013

Metro working on upgrades to its train arrival signs

Changes will make all signs easier to read, and will add information for Yellow or Blue lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:39 AM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, Rush Plus, WMATA

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 11/15/2013

Metro awards contract for better lighting

By Paul Duggan  |  12:12 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 11/14/2013

Metro’s Red Line again experiencing delays

Metro Red Line riders face morning delays. For second day in a row, busy line has troubles.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:45 AM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, red line delays, WMATA

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Virginia, not Maryland, is where transit action is today

The Potomac River doesn’t divide transit thinkers from road builders.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:01 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, Dr. Gridlock Column, Intercounty Connector, Metro, Purple Line, Silver Line, Tysons

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 11/13/2013

No Yellow Line trains this weekend

Workers will be inspecting the rail bridge over the Potomac. Only the Blue Line is unaffected by weekend maintenance.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:05 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 11/13/2013

Tell us your Red Line commute story

Tell us of your morning commuting today on the Red Line. We want to hear how the delays impacted you.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:42 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, red line, red line commute

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 11/13/2013

Dangling cable creates morning delays for Metro Red Line commuters

A dangling cable is causing delays of up to 30 minutes on Metro’s Red Line.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:07 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 11/11/2013

Crowded trains for Metro riders on Veterans Day

It is not the first time Metro has received complaints from commuters train service on weekends that are holidays for some but not others.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:37 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Orange Line, riders complain, WMATA

Posted at 06:14 AM ET, 11/08/2013

Service returns to normal on Orange, Blue Lines after overnight work

Work ran longer than expected but delays were cleared by rush hour.

By Leah Binkovitz  |  06:14 AM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blue line, delays, Metro, Orange Line

Posted at 07:34 AM ET, 11/07/2013

Red Line delays on Metro

Delays on Metro’s Red Line. Track problem outside of Union Station.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:34 AM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  delays, Metro, red line

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Metro staff recommends keeping the D.C.-Dulles Airport bus

The Metro staff plans to recommend changes in some bus routes across the D.C. region, but not cancellation of the bus between L’Enfant Plaza and Dulles Airport.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:31 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bwi airport, Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrobus, National Harbor, Silver Line, WMATA

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Transit projects nearly finished, but still no opening dates

The Silver Line and the D.C. streetcar line are wrapping up construction, but still need testing.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:33 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. streetcars, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Silver Line, WMATA

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Silver Line more than five new stations

One of the first things riders will notice on the platform at the Wiehle-Reston station is the destination signs to Largo Town Center.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:13 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Fairfax Department of Transportation, Metro, Silver Line, WMATA

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 11/05/2013

A sneak peek tour of the Silver Line

Some images from a sneak peek tour of the soon-to-be-open Silver Line rail extension. The $5.6 billion project is one of the largest infrastructure projects in the U.S.

By Lori Aratani  |  11:28 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dulles rail, Metro, Silver Line, WMATA

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 11/04/2013

Metro’s evolving strategy for holiday service

Metro will use this Veterans Day weekend to extend its major track work program.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:51 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 11/04/2013

Metro closes Van Ness station east entrance

The entrance will be closed for five months while Metro replaces two escalators.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:36 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  escalator, Metro, van ness metro stop closed

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Metro making improvements, but they may be hard to spot

A ceiling here, a staircase there improve the riders’ experience, but the overall trend isn’t easy to track.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:09 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, Richard Sarles, Rob Troup, transit, WMATA

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 10/29/2013

Metro work to close some Orange, Blue Line stations

Buses will replace trains between Federal Triangle and Eastern Market.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:07 AM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 06:36 AM ET, 10/28/2013

Fire damages empty, parked Metrobus

Investigators are working to figure out the cause of the fire along New York Avenue; no one was injured.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:36 AM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fire, Metro, metrobus fire

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 10/25/2013

Tips for getting around during Sunday’s Marine Corps Marathon

These tips should help runners, spectators and travelers simply trying to avoid the traffic congestion.

By Robert Thomson  |  06:01 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington police, D.C. police, D.C. traffic, Dr. Gridlock Column, Marine Corps Marathon, Metro, Virginia traffic, WMATA

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 10/23/2013

Body found inside the Judiciary Square Metro station

The 4th Street entrance of the Metro station has been closed while police continue to investigate.

By Lori Aratani  |  03:46 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Judiciary Square, Metro, red line, WMATA

Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 10/22/2013

Metro station manager charged with stealing fares

By Paul Duggan  |  05:57 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 10/22/2013

Unusually light weekend ahead for Metrorail work

The Orange Line is the only one of Metrorail’s five lines that is scheduled to be disrupted this weekend.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:20 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 10/18/2013

Officials: 13 Metrobus passengers, driver of car say they were injured in collision

Metrobus and car involved in collision.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:41 AM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrobus, WMATA

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 10/18/2013

Metro vs. BART on pay scales

Here’s an interesting chart done by the San Francisco Chronicle looking at pay and benefits at seven transit agencies.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:39 AM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bart, Metro, strike, WMATA

Posted at 07:03 AM ET, 10/18/2013

VRE delays Friday morning

VRE delays Friday morning. Metro goes back to 8-car trains.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:03 AM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, mmetro, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Metro opening early Sunday for Army Ten-Miler

Here’s what you need to know about Metro service Sunday.

By Victoria Benning  |  02:03 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrobus

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 10/17/2013

Metro brings back eight-car trains

Eight-car trains back on Metro after transit agency cut back to 6-car only trains because of federal government shutdown.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:04 AM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal government shutdown, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Metro’s Riders’ Advisory Council is looking for new members

Openings are available for residents of D.C., the city of Alexandria and Arlington, Fairfax and Montgomery counties.

By Victoria Benning  |  05:58 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 07:33 AM ET, 10/14/2013

Columbus Day means schedule changes for transit

Transit services change schedules on Columbus Day holiday.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:33 AM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MARC, Metro, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 10/11/2013

Metro says significant cuts possible if shutdown drags on

Metro says significant cuts are possible if federal shutdown drags on.

By Paul Duggan  |  12:26 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, ridership down, WMATA

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 10/10/2013

Metro explains two recent train derailments

Metro explains two recent derailments. Speed was a factor in one.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:11 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Silver Line, WMATA

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 10/10/2013

Problems on all five Metro lines this morning

Riders faced delays across the Metro system during the Thursday morning commute.

By Mark Berman  |  08:39 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 10/10/2013

Track equipment hits Metro train with passengers aboard

Metro train with passengers hit by track equipment. No injuries reported.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:57 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  accident redline, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 10/09/2013

Memorial service set for contractor killed in Metro accident

The contractor killed early Sunday in a Metro accident is being mourned at a funeral service in his hometown of Blackstone, Virginia.

By Luz Lazo  |  03:41 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fatal accident, Metro, Metro accident, Metrorail, red line, WMATA

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/09/2013

Metro releases list of 10 most dangerous stations

Crime is up on Metro as thefts of electronic devices continue.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, metro crime, top 10 most dangerous metro stations, top 10 most dangerous rail stations, WMATA

Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 10/09/2013

D.C. fails to pay Metro; funds held up due to shutdown

D.C. fails to pay Metro. City misses quarterly payment because of federal government shutdown.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:28 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal government shutdown, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 10/08/2013

Second Metro employee released from hospital

He was one of two Metro employees seriously injured in an accident in a Red Line tunnel near the Union Station.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  01:21 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 10/08/2013

Metro limiting track work over Columbus Day weekend

East side of the Orange Line will be closed. Red Line service also affected.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:16 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 10/06/2013

Worker dies after fire in Metro tunnel

A contractor who was critically injured early Sunday in a Metro tunnel explosion has died.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:48 AM ET, 10/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 10/04/2013

Metro shuts down part of Red Line for weekend

The Red Line will be closed at Farragut North, Metro Center, Gallery Place, Judiciary Square and Union Station.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:29 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 10/04/2013

New Metro parking garage and new escalators

Metro is opening a new parking garage at Twinbrook station. More development to come.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:24 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 06:59 AM ET, 10/04/2013

Shutdown may be causing spike in short-term bike rentals

Day 4 of government shutdown leads to spike in use of bikes. Rental bike program seen increase in use.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:59 AM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital bikeshare, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 10/03/2013

Metro adds patrols at stations near the U.S. Capitol

Metro officials are deploying additional officers to Capitol South and Union Station stations following reports of shots fired near the Capitol.

By Lori Aratani  |  02:58 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 10/03/2013

Metro riders react to shorter trains

Some Metro riders not thrilled about shorter trains. Transit agency runs only six-car trains.

By Luz Lazo and Dana Hedgpeth  |  02:11 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 05:33 AM ET, 10/02/2013

Road closed because of government shutdown

Part of Beach Drive closed because of federal government shutdown. Metro ridership lower.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:33 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Metro riders' council to review proposal for customer pledge

Draft of pledge focuses on safety, customer service, timely sharing of information, accessibility, security and accountability.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:19 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Riders' Advisory Council, WMATA

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Red Line to close in downtown D.C. this weekend

Other track work will affect schedules on the Green, Blue and Yellow lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:15 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, red line, WMATA

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 09/30/2013

SmarTrip card changes start Tuesday

Price of SmarTrip drops, but rules on exiting fare gates also change.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:35 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, SmarTrip, WMATA

Posted at 07:08 AM ET, 09/30/2013

Orange Line delays for Monday morning commute

An earlier signal problem followed by a disabled Metro train in northern Virginia is causing delays in both directions.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:08 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Metro, Metrorail, Morning commute

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Silver Spring Transit Center: hard to know whether to laugh or cry

Contest on opening date of troubled transit center. Advocacy group mocks 10 year delay in center’s opening in Silver Spring.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:14 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, silver spring transit center, WMATA

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Schedule delays on Blue, Orange lines this weekend

This weekend’s schedule is relatively simple, but watch for a major disruption on the Red Line Oct. 4-6.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:56 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, Weekend work, WMATA