Sunday, October 28, 2012
Metro will be closed Monday due to Hurricane Sandy. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority made the announcement on Sunday evening.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority issued the following news release Sunday: In light of updated forecast information from the National Weather Service projecting higher wind speeds, as well as the closure of Federal Government offices in the Washington area and the possibility of widespread commercial power outages, Metro has announced the following service changes for Monday, Oct. 29, 2012: Metro service will only be restored when it is safe to do so. Following the storm, Metro personnel will need to perform a comprehensive damage assessment, including inspections of track, bridges, aerial structures, stations and facilities. Service restoration also will be contingent on adequate commercial power to support operations …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The Examiner: Incident happened Tuesday morning on the Red Line.
This probably isn't what Metro had it mind when it adopted the slogan "Metro opens doors." The transit agency says it is looking into why the doors of a Red Line train traveling in the direction of Shady Grove opened while the train was moving Tuesday morning, The Washington Examiner reported. The incident occurred just after 9 a.m. in a tunnel between the Van Ness and Tenleytown stations, The Examiner reported. No one was injured. The two cars on which doors opened were taken out of service, Metro spokesman Dan Stessel told The Examiner. The cars are among the oldest in Metrorail's fleet, The Examiner reported. Click here to read the full article. The Unsuck DC Metro blog first reported the incident. The post included a photo of a car …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Weekend repairs part of NTSB recommendations from 2009 collision.
As trains roared in and out of the Shady Grove station Friday, hoards of people hopped on trains just as fast as the rail cars emptied out. Ernesto Mendoza came up the escalator and walked to the first open door he saw on a train heading downtown. He relies on the Red Line to get to and from his job at a Washington restaurant. With track work preventing full train service, Mendoza, 38, said he has to leave his Gaithersburg home at least 45 minutes earlier in weekends to make sure he arrives at work on time. “I don’t mind it too much especially now that the weather is changing,” Mendoza said. “I just wish they would hurry and finish the track work.” The weekend track work will jumble commutes around Washington at least through 2017. Each …
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
So many different groups have been involved with this "Virginia Megaproject." Here's a list of some the major players.
MWAA is managing the construction of phases one and two of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project. Online: www.dullesmetro.com www.metwashairports.com WMATA will assume control of the new silver line when construction is complete. Online: www.wmata.com VDOT and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation oversee all "Virginia Megaprojects." The departments also help coordinate lane closures associated with construction. Online: www.vamegaprojects.com Dulles Transit Partners is a partnership between Bechtel Infrastructure, Inc. and Washington Group International. These groups designed and are building phase one of the Dulles Metrorail. Online: www.dullestransitpartners.com