Track work on hold for MLK memorial

Metro said it will not do any major track work and will open two hours early Aug. 28 when thousands of visitors are expected to attend a dedication ceremony for the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial.

The rail system will open at 5 a.m. and have “enhanced service on all lines,” Metro officials said. Parking will be free at Metro-operated lots. There will be no track work, even though Metro has launched an aggressive schedule of work on weekends.

Metro is encouraging riders to buy a farecard or a one-day pass prior to the event. Customers can also buy a special commemorative one-day pass for $9 that features an image of the MLK Jr. Memorial.

Dana Hedgpeth is a Post reporter, working the early morning, reporting on traffic, crime and other local issues.
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