WASHINGTON – The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s recent update to Congress contained a half-dozen takeaways for commuters and visitors who ride the Metro rail system in the national capital region. Metro, which first began operations in 1976 and now…
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.
A shortened schedule could drastically affect workers’ ability to travel to and from work at night and in the morning, among other things.
Metro general manager Paul Wiedefeld met with both Maryland and Virgina’s U.S. Senators. The senators questioned why Metro had a system-wide shut down last month and what Metro’s plans are moving forward.
Metro riders may soon see fewer delays, fewer accidents and incidents and more police in stations. Those are the goals of the new head of the troubled, 40-year-old rail system, but he’s facing huge challenges, as a Metro report released Thursday vividly illustrated.