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July 31, 2018 | Marisa Fried

10 Things to do for Under $10 in Potomac, Bethesda, Chevy Chase Areas

Live around Bethesda, Potomac, or Chevy Chase? Check out these fun in-county activities to fill the rest of your summer.   Billy Goat Trail Enjoy scenic views of the Potomac River while getting a workout hiking over boulders and steep rock formations. You might spot a bald eagle flying overhead, or see a blue heron […]

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July 19, 2018 | Marisa Fried

Metro to Close Two Red Line Stations for 45 Days Starting Saturday

Metro will close the Brookland and Rhode Island Ave Stations for the Red Line capital improvement project from Saturday through Labor Day. Construction work will extend to the Silver Spring Station July 28-29, closing the Takoma Station and the Red Line platform at Fort Totten. Red Line customers can avoid the work zone by using the […]

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May 25, 2018 | Staff Writer

Memorial Day Travel Expected to Set Record for Washington Area

1.05 Million Washington Area Residents Expected to Travel Do you have plans to get away this Memorial Day weekend? If so, you are going to have a lot of company on local roads. The auto club, AAA Mid-Atlantic, is projecting a record number of  Washington area residents will take a trip of 50 miles or more this […]

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May 26, 2017 | Sonya Burke

More People Expected to Travel This Memorial Day Weekend

Do you have plans to get away this Memorial Day weekend? If so, you are going to have a lot of company on local roads. The auto club, AAA Mid-Atlantic, is projecting that one million Washington metro area residents will take a trip of 50 miles or more this holiday weekend. “It’s the highest number […]

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January 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

Man Struck and Killed by Train in Germantown on New Year’s Eve

Montgomery County police officers are investigating the death of a man who was fatally struck by a MARC commuter train on New Year’s eve in Germantown. According to police, it happened on Dec. 31 shortly after 9:30 p.m. on the tracks in the area of the Germantown MARC train station, which is located at 19311 […]

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August 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Safe Track Surge #7 Begins on Tuesday Between Shady Grove and Twinbrook Stations

Red Line commuters take note: Metro trains will continuously single track between Shady Grove and Twinbrook from August 9 through August 18 as part of Safety Track Surge #7. WMATA officials are advising Red Line commuters to find other transportation options as trains are expected to be crowded, especially during rush hour due to service […]

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May 4, 2016 | Staff Writer

Man Struck and Killed by Amtrak Train in Rockville

A 39-year-old man was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Rockville on Wednesday afternoon, according to Montgomery County authorities. It happened shortly before 4:30 p.m. in the 5700 block of Bou Avenue. Montgomery County police officers said the investigation indicates that the man was in the area of the tracks when, for reasons […]

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March 22, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Metro Transit Police Step Up Police Patrols as a Precaution

The Metro Transit Police Department is increasing police patrols and security sweeps as a precaution following events in Brussels. According to the MTPD’s Twitter account, there is no known specific or credible threat to Metro. Police are reminding commuters, “if you see something, say something.” MTPD is closely monitoring events in Brussels w/our fed partners. […]

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November 19, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Metro’s Board of Directors Appoint Paul Wiedefeld as General Manager (PHOTO & VIDEO)

The Metro Board of Directors has unanimously appointed Paul Wiedefeld as the system’s General Manager and Chief Executive Officer under a four-year contract. According to a news release, Wiedefeld will assume his position on November 30th and receive an annual salary of $397,500 plus standard benefits. “Paul’s three decades of public and private sector transportation […]

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September 15, 2015 | Aline Barros

“He Was So Loving” Says Friend of Teen Struck and Killed by an Amtrak Train

UPDATED: Sept. 16, 9:46 a.m. — They met through Instagram and were friends for more than three years. Evelynn Santos, a Damascus High School student, said John Martin DeReggi Jr- the teen struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Boyds on Monday afternoon- was a loving and affectionate person. “We ended up dating, and […]

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