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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 02:06 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 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 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 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 08:02 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 01:37 PM ET, 01/28/2014

Delays on Metro’s Yellow line, earlier problems on Blue and Orange lines

Track problem is causing delays on Metro’s Blue and Orange lines. Trains are sharing a track.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  01:37 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blue and orange, 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 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 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 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 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 02:03 PM ET, 01/13/2014

Will a cut in transit benefits change your commute habits?

Will a reduction in the federal transit benefit for public transportation mean more drivers on the road?

By Lori Aratani  |  02:03 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  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 12:42 PM ET, 01/10/2014

A colorful guide to the nation’s biggest transit systems

A colorful infographic from the folks at UNC’s School of Government is a handy guide to the nation’s five biggest public transportation systems.

By Lori Aratani  |  12:42 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WMATA

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 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 08:32 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 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 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 08:38 AM ET, 12/10/2013

Power out and then quickly back up at Metro’s Capitol South stop

Brief power outage at Metro’s Capitol South stop.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:38 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capitol south stop, power outage, 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 12:07 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Shoes, sexism and Metro

Some riders are criticizing a new Metro ad they say is sexist.

By Lori Aratani  |  12:07 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  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 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 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 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 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 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 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 11:37 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 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 12:26 PM ET, 11/01/2013

Silver Line riders -- we want to hear from you

The Post’s Transportation and Development Team is looking for Silver Line riders to chat with as part of our coverage of the new rail extension.

By Lori Aratani  |  12:26 PM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Silver Line, WMATA

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 06:01 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 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 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 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 02:11 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 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

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Metro train doors open on wrong side

Rider tweets picture of doors facing chain-link fence instead of platform.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:39 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  doors open on wrong side, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 09/23/2013

New head of Metro oversight group takes over as predecessor leaves

Klara Baryshev took over Saturday for Jim Benton, who stepped down as chairman of the Tri-State Oversight Committee.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  02:11 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, toc, WMATA

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 09/23/2013

Cutting Dulles Airport Metrobus now doesn’t make sense

Metro is considering dozens of good ideas to modify bus service, but cutting the airport route should be off the table.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:17 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Dulles Airport, Metro, Metrobus, Silver Line, WMATA

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Silver Line first phase set to be completed in November

Passenger service on the rail line could begin in January.

By Lori Aratani  |  05:42 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Silver Line, WMATA

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Lance Wyman: The man behind Metro’s newest subway map

Metro put out its lastest version of its iconic map. New map shows Silver Line. Designer tells how he did it.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:24 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  lance wyman, Metro, metro map, WMATA

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 09/18/2013

Metrorail working on Red and Orange lines this weekend

This will be a relatively light weekend for schedule disruptions on Metrorail, with all stations open.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:46 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Two hearings Monday on Metrobus changes

The transit authority has scheduled six public hearings on dozens of proposed changes in Metrobus routes and schedules. Monday night’s sessions are in Prince George’s and Falls Church.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:16 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrobus, WMATA

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

Metro sends buses to help at Navy Yard scene

A search for shooter at the Navy Yard is leading to morning delays for some commuters. New Jersey Ave. entrance at Navy Yard stop closed.

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

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 09/12/2013

Metro union workers protest

Metro’s largest employee union says the agency has unfair policies on background checks.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:34 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  local 689, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 09/11/2013

Metro riders eager for all-night bus service

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:11 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  all night metro bus service, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 09/10/2013

Service on Blue, Yellow lines to be disrupted this weekend

The Reagan National Airport station will be closed.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:36 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 09/09/2013

Metro ridership, revenue down

Metro sees drop in riders and revenue. Weekend work and furloughs are among causes cited.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  01:03 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 09/05/2013

Riders’ council drafts service pledge for Metro

The Metro Riders' Advisory Council is nearly done with its draft "customer pledge" that it plans to send to the transit authority's board for review and possible adoption.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:45 AM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Ricers' Advisory Council, WMATA

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 09/05/2013

Metro says all computer troubles resolved

Metro computers are experiencing problems. Train and bus service not impacted.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:11 AM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Traffic, transit tips for September and beyond

Commuter congestion is likely to increase through late fall. See some projects that will affect your travels.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:18 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 09/03/2013

Metro derailment caused by possible failure in equipment

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:13 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, red line derailment, red line derialment, WMATA

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 08/30/2013

Another messy morning for the Red Line

An early morning derailment on the Red Line is just another in a series of problems that have affected service on the busy line.

By Lori Aratani  |  10:44 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  derailment, Metro, red line, WMATA

Posted at 05:26 AM ET, 08/30/2013

Train derailment shuts down part of Red Line

Red Line riders will face delays after the overnight derailment of train being moved to a railyard.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  05:26 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrorail, Morning commute, WMATA

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 08/23/2013

Metro trying to fix Red Line water problems

Metro trying to figure out how to fix Red Line water problems.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:25 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, red l ine, red line, WMATA

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 08/23/2013

Metro board members tell where they ride — or don't

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  01:01 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 08/20/2013

New Metro parking garage at Dunn Loring

Commuters find it hard to find parking at Metro stations. New garage to open in Dunn Loring.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:21 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dunn loring, Metro, parking, WMATA

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 08/19/2013

Man struck and killed by Orange Line train

By Lori Aratani  |  10:44 AM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, wmata; metro; orange line

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 08/16/2013

Blue and Yellow line service normal after disabled train at Crystal City

By Stefanie Dazio  |  10:32 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning commute, WMATA

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 08/15/2013

Video captures theft at Capitol Heights Metro station

Metro Transit Police Chief Ron Pavlik is urging vigilance: "Get your head out of your iPhone."

By Lori Aratani  |  05:14 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  iphones, Metro, thefts, WMATA

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 08/14/2013

Silver Line test train derails

A Silver Line test train derailed Tuesday during routine testing. The cause of the accident is still being investigated.

By Lori Aratani  |  03:52 PM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Silver Line, Silver line; WMATA; derailment

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 08/12/2013

Orange/Blue Line trains to operate 24 minutes apart this weekend

The biggest impact of Metro's rebuilding project will come this weekend.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:20 AM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 08/09/2013

Tips on riding Metrorail this weekend

Work on the Green Line was cancelled, but remains scheduled on the Red, Blue and Orange lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:59 AM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 08/08/2013

San Francisco subway situation unlikely to happen with Metro, union official says

With San Francisco commuters facing a possible transit workers strike, some in D.C. region wonder if same could happen here.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  01:15 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, strike, WMATA

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 08/08/2013

Metro riders' council working on 'customer pledge'

The citizens panel that advises the Metro board is trying to narrow down the things riders want most.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:09 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, Riders' Advisory Council, WMATA

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 08/07/2013

Metro rider asks about 'service adjustments' near end of line

It's usually not good for the riders aboard the train, which is either going to stop and wait for several minutes, or skip a station.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:21 PM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, Orange Line, WMATA

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 08/06/2013

Metro planning enhanced service for 50th anniversary of March on Washington

The transit authority anticipates extra crowds heading to Mall on Aug. 24.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:50 PM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, March on Washington, Martin Luther King Jr., Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 08/05/2013

Metro working on four lines this week

No work on the Yellow Line this week. Everyone else, listen up.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:29 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 08/05/2013

Metrobus wants your opinions

Metro wants rider feedback on buses

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:24 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metrobus, WMATA

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 08/02/2013

Metro baby in ICU

The baby boy who was born at a Metro station is being monitored for a few more days at the George Washington University Hospital.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:58 PM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, metro baby, WMATA

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 08/02/2013

Tips for weekend Metrorail travel

Work planned for the Green Line in cancelled, but service will be disrupted on the Red, Blue and Orange lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:03 AM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 07/30/2013

Metro employees could face discipline for disabling intercoms

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  02:40 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 07/30/2013

Soccer stadium plan raises travel questions about South Capitol St.

The rebuilding of South Capitol Street and the Douglass Bridge will be the topic of a Tuesday night meeting.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:26 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  d.c. circulator, D.C. traffic, D.C. United, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 07/29/2013

Metro riders' alert: A week of track work ahead

Four lines are affected by weeknight track work. This weekend, the big impacts of the rebuilding program will be felt on the Orange, Blue and Red lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:25 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, Weekend work, WMATA

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 07/29/2013

Planning chief to discuss Metro's long-range goals

Shyam Kannan, director of Metro's planning office, will take your questions at noon.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:53 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Momentum, Shyam Kannan, WMATA

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 07/26/2013

Riders' Advisory Council calls for Metro track work timetables

The council chairman urged the transit authority Thursday to give customers a better idea of how long phases of the rebuilding program will take.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:27 AM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 07/25/2013

Programmer gives Metro a hand with hot cars

It is no stretch to say that Lee Mendelowitz, a computer science doctoral candidate at the University of Maryland, College Park, knows more than a couple things about coding and data.

By Nicole Chavez  |  04:54 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  commuter rail, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 07/25/2013

Metro to cut cost for SmarTrip card

As of Oct. 1, the plastic card will cost $2.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:43 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, SmarTrip, WMATA

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 07/25/2013

Metro board approves new union contract

Metro board approves new union contract. Deal gives workers 11.4 percent pay hike over four years.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:40 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 07/24/2013

Metro union approves its new contract

Metro union votes in favor of new contract. Deal gives employees 11.4 percent raise over four years.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:04 AM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 07/23/2013

Sandbags add style to subway vents

Cleveland Park

By Lori Aratani  |  02:48 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WMATA

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 07/23/2013

Metro to set new rail service standards

The transit staff will ask the Metro board Thursday to approve standards for off-peak frequency and crowding.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:16 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 07/19/2013

Twitter and Metro's hot cars

The mercury is rising, temperatures are flaring and Metro passengers are sweltering in hot Metrorail cars.

By Lori Aratani  |  06:01 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hot cars, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 07/19/2013

Metrorail changes schedules for weekend track work

All stations will be open, but trains will share tracks on several lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:12 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 07/19/2013

Disabled Metro riders raise concerns

Metro's disabled riders have complaints. Riders say elevator lists not accurate.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:08 AM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 07/18/2013

Metro bus drivers worried about jobs, as D.C. seeks to privatize some routes

Metro's biggest union is trying to rally support to try to stop the District from privatizing some of the bus routes in the city.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:23 PM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 07/18/2013

Heat restrictions in place for Amtrak and VRE

Heat restrictions in place for rail lines. Severe weather can cause passengers delays.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  02:39 PM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 07/16/2013

Metro employees to get pay raise

Workers are expected to get an 11.4 percent raise and will also be required to pay into their pension.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  02:53 PM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 07/16/2013

Metro takes measures in heat wave

Metro trains could run at slower speeds if tracks get too hot, and more track inspections being done.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  01:15 PM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 07/16/2013

Tips for traveling in this week's heat

Here are some survival tips for rail and road commuters.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:09 AM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Driving, Heat, Hot weather, Metro, Safety, WMATA

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 07/15/2013

Metro train door causes woman to injure knee

Metro train pulls away as woman's purse was caught in door. Woman suffers knee injury.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:29 PM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 07/15/2013

The week ahead: Heat, HOT lanes and Metro work

Silver Spring, Tysons, Laurel, Capitol Hill

By Robert Thomson  |  09:27 AM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Deparatment of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 07/12/2013

The weekend and beyond: McCartney at Nats Park, Bastille Day celebration, rail and road delays

Metro will work on three lines. The biggest road project is on I-95 in Virginia.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:03 AM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 07/11/2013

Metro officials explain train intercom problems

Metro officials explain intercom problem and why it has been four years since it was addressed.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:10 PM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 07/11/2013

Hydraulic fluid to blame for nightmarish Metro commute

clarendon

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:20 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blue orange line meltdown, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 09:35 PM ET, 07/10/2013

Disabled Metro train causes massive delays on Orange and Blue lines

Disabled Metro train delayed Wednesday commuters for more than an hour as they tried to travel into Virginia.

By Clarence Williams  |  09:35 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 07/09/2013

Details on why Metro trains went down wrong tracks

'Instead of it acting like an Orange Line train, it acted like a Blue.'

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:59 PM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 07/09/2013

Metro union says contract deal reached

Metro union reaches deal with management on contract. Deal comes after months of negotiation.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:24 PM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 07/08/2013

The week ahead: Metro schedules, Silver Line work, lane closings

Traffic continues summer decline, but road crews are active.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:50 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 07/05/2013

Metro sees highest July 4 ridership since 2010

Metro reported more than 540,000 trips on Thursday, an uptick over last year and the highest July 4 ridership since 2010.

By Mark Berman  |  12:17 PM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 07:14 PM ET, 07/03/2013

Guide for July 4 and weekend travel in D.C. area

These travel tips should help ease the trip to Independence Day events.

By Robert Thomson  |  07:14 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Independence Day, July 4, Metro, traffic, transit tips, WMATA

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Some stunned that anyone has positive view of Metro

Skeptics cite their own problems with transit service.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:50 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Transportation poll, WMATA

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 07/01/2013

The week ahead: Holiday travel, July 4 schedules

The commute has begun to calm for the summer, there will be plenty of travel in the D.C. region this holiday week.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:27 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DASH, Dr. Gridlock Column, Fairfax Connector, Getaways, Independence Day, July 4, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, SoberRide, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 06/28/2013

Metro station manager charged with embezzlement

A Metro station manager embezzled from transit agency. Thirteen year employee arrested.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:50 PM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 06/28/2013

The weekend and beyond: Golf, soccer, road projects, Metrorail work

Even as many launch summer vacations, road and rail crews are stepping up their activity.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:14 PM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 06/28/2013

Lower SmarTrip balance needed for automatic reloading

Beginning next week, riders who have signed up to have money automatically loaded on cards will see that extra cash added on when the card's balance is below $10.

By Mark Berman  |  03:00 PM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 06/27/2013

New Metro board member Michael Goldman sworn in

Michael Goldman was sworn in as a member of Metro's board of directors on Thursday, replacing Michael Barnes.

By Mark Berman  |  03:25 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 06/27/2013

Metro to get $150 million in federal funds

Maryland senator pushes for more federal funds for Metro

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:25 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA