Despite pressure from the District of Columbia to extend late-night services, the Metro Board of Directors voted 7-1 Thursday to maintain Metro’s current hours of operation.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority recently opened a pop-up shop, selling clothing, housewares and other metro-themed paraphernalia. Capital News Service reporters – (from left in the video) Julia Lerner, Juan Herrera, Julia Karron and Hannah Yasharoff – were excited…
On this week’s episode, hosts Julia Karron and Jarod Golub discuss the resolved teachers strike in West Virginia, Gary Cohn’s resignation, and the new WMATA M shop with fellow reporter Julia Lerner.
On Wednesday, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan accused WMATA board chairman Councilmember Jack Evans of extortion and made a demand for him to give Maryland land for the Purple Line. On Thursday, Evans and the WMATA board granted Hogan’s request, but, Evans issued a new challenge.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday charged Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority chairman Jack Evans with making unprecedented demands in order to give the state easements for Metro’s Purple Line.
Metro’s revised $1.8 billion budget was approved Thursday by the the Board’s Finance Committee. It now awaits approval by the full Metro board. The budget includes cuts which will mean a reduction in service and higher fares for riders.