Six things riders might like to know from Metro’s update to Congress

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…

Metro’s current hours stand, board plans to address riders’ other concerns instead

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.

Metro’s chief promises fewer delays, nicer ride soon

WASHINGTON – Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld on Wednesday said the system will double the number of new cars in service by next year, a move that will improve safety and reduce delays. RELATED STORY: Metro chief promises improvements in…

Metro’s Potential Service Hour Cuts Aren’t Popular with Twitter

A shortened schedule could drastically affect workers’ ability to travel to and from work at night and in the morning, among other things.

Top Metro Official Answers Senators’ Questions

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 Chief Pledges Changes, But Report Shows System Still Faltering

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.