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Updated at 8:17 a.m. Normal service is back on the Orange and Silver lines after an earlier issue. Org/Slv Line: Normal service has resumed at East Falls Church. — Metrorail Info (@Metrorailinfo) October 9, 2015 Updated at 7:03 a.m. Trains on Metro’s Orange and Silver lines are no longer sharing a track. But riders should […]

Authorities said the eastbound lanes of the Suitland Parkway in Prince George’s County are closed after a tractor trailer fell off the Capital Beltway, killing the driver. The Beltway is open. The parkway is closed between Forestville Road and Pennsylvania Avenue. The lanes are closed as crews work to clean up and authorities investigate. It […]

A first-time visitor to Washington — a tourist from Boston or New York, let’s say, where subway riders pay a flat fare — might be confused by Metro’s varied prices based on travel distance. But a member of Metro’s board of directors? Mary Hynes, for instance? You’d think she would know how her agency’s fare […]



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Updated at 7:12 p.m. A truck dumped sticky cement on the road in the northbound lanes of the Third Street Tunnel, near New York Avenue, causing northbound lanes to close. D.C. police spokesman Hugh Carew said the accident happened at 4:50 p.m., and a crew is cleaning up the cement now so that the road […]

Metro says breakdowns and other service failures appear to be contributing to a steady, years-long decline in ridership that is causing financial stress for the transit agency and could lead to fare increases. For the budget period that ended in June, there was a 3 percent fare hike, raising the cost of the typical subway […]

Metro’s long-standing plan to do away with paper farecards has finally come to fruition, the transit agency announced Wednesday. As of this week, fare machines at the Huntington, Franconia-Springfield and King Street-Old Town stations, on the Yellow and Blue lines, are dispensing only SmarTrip cards, Metro said. By Friday, the agency said, paper farecards will […]

Metro riders said there were plenty of crowded trains and platforms on several lines for Wednesday morning’s commute. No more room to stand on #OL #wmata train and we haven't even left Vienna. Pax pushing to get on. #morningrush — Aiyeshley (@aiyeshley) October 7, 2015 Just another morning on #WMATA – Gallery Place red platform […]

An app that pings drivers approaching D.C. speed cameras has gotten the green light from Apple, a week after its rejection by the tech giant was first reported. Northern Virginia developer Charles Yeh said the company e-mailed him out of the blue Tuesday morning to say his app, Speed Cameras Alert, had been reviewed and approved. By afternoon, […]

D.C. Police and the District Department of Transportation say several downtown streets will be closed Saturday for the Justice or Else/Million Man March. The following streets will be closed from 4 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday • 3rd Street NW from Constitution Avenue NW to Independence Avenue SW • 4th Street NW from Madison Avenue […]

A new plan by the District’s transportation department would add 99 Capital Bikeshare stations across the city over the next three years to better serve minority and low-income neighborhoods, tourist destinations such as the Mall, and high-demand areas such as Columbia Heights and downtown. Another 21 current stations in particularly busy areas, such as Dupont […]

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