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November 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

Metro Says Back2Good Plan Delivering More On-Time Rides

Metro’s Customer Service, Operations and Security Committee is scheduled to meet Thursday, Nov. 16. and on their agenda is the latest Vital Signs Report. The report concludes that “better performance was achieved in FY18 than FY17 due to the actions completed in the…Back2Good plan. Metro customers are experiencing fewer train offloads, better on-time performance, and fewer unscheduled delays […]

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November 13, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Meets the Media, Nov. 13 (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner discusses the appointment of Marlene Michaelson to council administrator, the minimum wage, the LaHood document on Metro and Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn’s visit to a council committee this week.

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November 11, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 for Nov. 4-10

Although our Top 10 stories, based on web traffic, included a lot of crime coverage, they do include two political stories: the approval of the $15 an hour minimum wage and the election of Laurie-Anne Sayles to the Gaithersbrg City Council.

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November 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

Metro Wants Customer Opinions on Potential Changes Due to Purple Line

At the request of the State of Maryland, Metro is considering changes at its Bethesda, Silver Spring and New Carrollton stations to accommodate the Purple Line. The transit line is asking customers to provide their opinions on the changes. The Purple Line is a 16-mile light rail link connecting Bethesda and New Carrollton, with stops […]

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October 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Metro Seeks Members for Riders Advisory Council

Montgomery County Metro riders can be candidates on the transit system’s volunteer council. Metro is looking for at-large members as well as six individuals from Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia to serve on the 21-member board. Created in 2005, the Riders’ Advisory Council serves as an advocate for riders and advises the agency’s […]

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October 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Public Hearing for Grosvenor-Strathmore Master Plan on Oct. 24

Residents are invited to attend a public hearing to discuss the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Area Minor Master Plan. The Montgomery County Council will host the hearing which will take place in the Third Floor Council Conference Room, 100 Maryland Avenue in Rockville on Oct. 24 and begins at 7:30 p.m, according to a news release. According to […]

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October 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

Pop-Up Shops Return to Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Station

After a seven-week trial in spring, the pop-up vendor plaza has returned to Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Station. Shops have been created by carving a former Metro 4000 series railcar into sections. Commuters and neighbors can stop and shop from several local retailers from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The pop-up plaza […]

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October 9, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Oct. 9 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 9, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Minimum Wage: The Montgomery County Council’s Health and Human Services Committee holds its hearing on $15 an hour minimum wage at 9:25 a.m. Here’s the 166-page report on the legislation. And here’s the latest from council analysts. 2. Libraries Closed: Montgomery […]

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August 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

Man Faces Sex Charge from Metro Incident

A 26-year-old Southeast Washington man was arrested Wednesday morning in connection with an sex offense that occurred on a Red Line train, according to a statement from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Wayne Anthony Dammons was charged with second-degree sexual offense in Maryland, Metro Transit Police said. The victim, a juvenile female, reported to […]

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July 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

Wiedefeld Says Metro’s Track Department Supervisor Was Dismissed for Overtime Abuse

A Metro track department supervisor was dismissed for abuse of overtime, and others are under administrative review, according to Paul Wiedefeld, WMATA’s general manager. “It is disturbing and disappointing that any employee would misuse overtime. The supervisor in this matter has been dismissed effective immediately,” said Wiedefeld. “As stewards of the public’s trust, all of […]

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