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With SafeTrack work, rail access between D.C. and National will be cut off for a week.
“We’re calling on all Blue and Yellow Line riders in this area to avoid the Metro where possible,” said Metro General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld.
They are positions that “are no longer deemed critical” to the troubled agency.
SafeTrack’s second surge of maintenance work affects the Orange, Blue and Silver lines.
The shutdown will result in major service reductions in downtown Washington.
The overhaul of the troubled rail system will involve thousands of pieces, large and small.
SafeTrack is here. No more late-night service; long delays and crowded trains and platforms assured.
“Dedicated funding,” long deemed politically off-limits, could involve a tax to pay for transit.
The panel would have tough oversight authority, but could keep its work confidential.
The transit agency says the firings are part of an organizational streamlining.