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Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Six Metrobus passengers hurt in bulldozer accident

Six Metrobus passengers were hurt in an accident with a bullzdozer Tuesday afternoon at North Capitol and M streets, Metro chief spokesman Dan Stessel said.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:52 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metrobus | Tags:  Metro, WMATA, Metrobus

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 10/12/2011

Metro wants to hear from public on bus route changes

The transit authority plans to make changes to some bus routes and will be holding public hearings this week to get input from riders.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:50 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Metrobus

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 10/10/2011

The week ahead in traffic and transit

It’s a holiday for federal employees, but many of us had to make the trek to the office on what the Capital Weather Gang is calling a gem of day. However, rain is going to roll in later in the week, slowing down commutes.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  11:05 AM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Metrobus

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 09/23/2011

Metrobus changes start Sunday

The transit authority is making changes in some bus routes beginning Sunday. The routes operate primary in the District and Northern Virginia.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:30 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:22 PM ET, 09/14/2011

Metro kicks off new bus route in Southwest

The DC Circulator is ending its bus route in the Southwest area, but Metro is adding one in hopes of making its service more reliable.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:22 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Friendship Heights bus bays reopen

The bus bay area at Friendship Heights reopened as of 10:15 a.m. Monday, Metro said in a press release. The area was closed during the weekend after the sprinkler system activated on Friday.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:27 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Metrobus

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Metro union workers to get pay raise soon

Amalgamated Transit Local 689, the union for the majority of Metro’s 11,000 workers, won a long battle for a pay raise and are waiting to get it. The union’s president says it is coming soon.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:16 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 08/22/2011

The week ahead in traffic and transit

It’s back to school today for students in Prince George’s County and the District. Drivers who have gotten used to traveling through school zones at regular speeds over the summer should be on the lookout for reductions and for children trying to cross the street.

By Washington Post Staff  |  09:24 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Metro, Metrobus

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 08/08/2011

Metro to offer alerts about bus service issues

Metro says it is adding a three-person team to its communication staff to provide alerts to riders about bus service problems.

By Associated Press  |  08:23 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metrobus

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Metro hires new social media manager

The transit agency says it is trying to become more responsive to riders by expanding its social media efforts.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:02 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Metrobus

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 07/07/2011

Metro meets to talk station names and rail cars

Several committees of the Metro board of directors will meet at the transit authority’s Northwest Washington headquarters beginning at 9 a.m. to discuss everything from crime to the design of new real girls.

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:58 AM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 06/30/2011

Bus riders worry about safety after recent attacks

Three attacks on bus drivers in the last few weeks has made bus operators — and riders — worried about their safety. Postmetrogirl rides in Southeast and Northeast Washington to hear what riders are saying.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:54 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Metrobus

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Metro’s union seeks public support in bus safety campaign

Metro’s employee union reaches out to riders to get their support in campaign for bus safety.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:35 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 06/22/2011

Metro bus drivers raise safety concerns

Some bus operators at Metro said they are concerned that management is not paying attention to their concerns about driver safety and are threatening to not drive their buses Thursday.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:06 AM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Changes planned for some D.C. Metrobus routes

The transit authority is proposing to cut or modify several bus routes at the request of the District.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:10 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Metro introduces new buses

Ah, that new bus smell. The transit authority today showed off one of its sleek new hybrid electric buses.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:57 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 04/29/2011

Metro buses to detour this weekend

Metro buses will detour on several routes this weekend. Here is the latest from Metro.

By Washington Post Editors  |  03:26 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 04/22/2011

Metro buses to detour this weekend

Metro buses will detour on several routes this weekend. Here is the latest from Metro.

By Washington Post Editors  |  03:26 PM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 04/21/2011

Metro station manager arrested, indicted after deadly 2008 bus crash

U.S. marshals arrested Metro station manager Ronald Taylor Thursday morning at the Cheverly station after a grand jury indicted him on charges of negligent homicide in a 2008 bus accident, according to Metro spokesman Steven Taubenkibel.

By Ann Scott Tyson  |  01:01 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:19 PM ET, 04/20/2011

Metro bus involved in crash

Authorities are investigating a two-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon involving a Metro bus in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Northwest Washington.

By Clarence Williams  |  07:19 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 04/15/2011

Many Metro bus detours for the weekend

Metro plans to detour buses on several routes this weekend due to special events. These include the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in the District; the Crystal Run 5k in Arlington, and the Pike’s Peek 10K in Montgomery County.

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:58 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Metrobus

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 01/28/2011

Buses routes largely normal

For the most part, buses are operating on their normal routes and timetables, Metro says. But the agency does not clear bus stops of snow--and plows can sometimes shove snow in front of them--so be careful while waiting for the bus, and use NextBus to minimize your waiting time.

By Luke Rosiak  |  09:37 AM ET, 01/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metrobus

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 01/26/2011

Metrobuses operating regular routes

Multiple Metrobuses are running on "Snow Emergency Routes" throughout the area: Routes U6 and U8 in the District, routes KZ and Z11 in Montgomery County and route 3T in Virginia.

By Mark Berman  |  08:19 AM ET, 01/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metrobus

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 01/18/2011

Metrobuses on snow emergency routes

Due to icy conditions in the area, numerous buses are on snow emergency routes

By Mark Berman  |  09:16 AM ET, 01/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metrobus

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 01/07/2011

Long detours for several bus routes

Roadway construction along E Street NW will cause 6-month long detours on the D3 and D6 buses, which will divert to Seventh Street, Metro said today. Starting Monday for the next year, the U8 and X9 buses will avoid work on Minnesota Avenue by taking Hunt Place to access Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave.

By Luke Rosiak  |  03:54 PM ET, 01/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 11/30/2010

Metro to add, adjust bus routes in Dec.

Metro is launching several new direct and limited-stop bus routes in December in order to create faster service to downtown Washington, while also eliminating bus stops that are underutilized, according to Metro.

By Ann Scott Tyson  |  05:15 PM ET, 11/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 11/10/2010

Transit modified for Veterans Day

[This post has been updated] Many area transit authorities will have limited service for Veterans Day, as they anticipate a significant drop in ridership as federal workers stay home. Metrobus will operate on a new modified schedule introduced this past...

By Michael Bolden  |  12:15 PM ET, 11/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/02/2010

Metro holding meetings on buses

Metro is hosting three public meetings this month in Northern Virginia for discussions on the transit system's Metrobus service study examining four bus lines.

By Mark Berman  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/16/2010

Metro shifts Rosslyn bus stops

Metro has shifted bus stops for several routes as construction proceeds on a new 35-story office building near the Rosslyn Metrorail station. Stops for routes 3A, 3B, 3E, 4A, 4B, 4H and 15K have shifted south along North Moore Street....

By Michael Bolden  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 10/14/2010

Bus accident at 14th and G

Metro spokesman Reggie Woodruff confirmed there was an accident involving a car and a Metro bus at14th and G streets NW Thursday afternoon. There is a bus supervisor on the scene, and Metro Transit Police are gathering information, Woodruff said....

By Michael Bolden  |  04:55 PM ET, 10/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 10/12/2010

Metro to allow bus passes on SmarTrip

Metro will allow SmarTrip card holders to load weekly bus passes onto their cards for the first time beginning Oct. 17 at Metro sales offices, regional transit stores and selected retail outlets.

By Ann Scott Tyson  |  11:38 AM ET, 10/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 10/07/2010

Metro cuts some holiday routes

Starting Monday (Columbus Day), Metro plans to implement a new holiday schedule that reduces or eliminates service on some routes in Maryland and Virginia. Metro said the move will better align service with passenger demands. The changes will be in...

By Michael Bolden  |  12:21 PM ET, 10/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 09/08/2010

Bus in flames in Silver Spring

A bus burst into flames, sending plumes of black smoke into the heart of Silver Spring tonight, according to Twitter user @coolmcjazz, who broadcast this picture:

By Luke Rosiak  |  06:57 PM ET, 09/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:19 PM ET, 06/11/2010

15 Metrobus routes detour this weekend

With all of the events around the region this weekend, Metro will detour buses on 15 routes in the District and Arlington on Saturday and Sunday.

By Michael Bolden  |  07:19 PM ET, 06/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 06/11/2010

A new look for bus operators

If your Metrobus operator is sporting a polo shirt and shorts when you board the X2 it isn't that he's being a fashion rebel. Metro is debuting new uniforms for the workers.

By Michael Bolden  |  06:47 PM ET, 06/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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