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November 15, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Here’s How You Can Find Your “On-Time” Metro Score

Last year, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority launched a program that allows customers to track their own personal on-time trip scores with an online tool titled, “MyTripTime.” The program works first by calculating how long it actually took commuters to travel from Metro Station A to B after tappin in and out with a […]

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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 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 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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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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June 27, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Wiedefeld Addresses Arcing Insulators on the Red Line at Briefing with County Council (VIDEO)

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld was in Rockville on Tuesday to present his plan to the Montgomery County Council for continuous improvement to the Metrorail system now that the Safe Track program is completed. During the briefing, Wiedefeld was asked about continuing issues with arcing insulators on the Red Line. “That has been an issue […]

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June 23, 2017 | Sonya Burke

“Difficult Morning” for Metro’s Red Line Commuters

It was a “difficult” morning for Metro riders commuting on the Red Line Friday. Metro officials said two separate incidents of arcing insulators resulted in rail service being suspended during the morning rush hour. The arcing, Metro officials said, was likely sparked by water infiltration into the tunnels overnight from heavy rains. WMATA spokesperson Richard […]

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June 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for June 21 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, June 21, in Montgomery County: 1. Summer: It’s the first day of summer and Montgomery Recreation has opening for camps. And its pools are open till 8 p.m. 2. Coffee with a Cop: The event starts at 9:30 a.m. at Peet’s Coffee & Tea at Old Georgetown Road […]

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June 20, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for June 20 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, June 20, in Montgomery County: 1. Rockville Decision: The city’s Mayor and Council approved its “Fostering Community Trust” ordinance Monday night that restricts when police can ask a person’s immigration status. Check MyMCMedia for more. 2. County Council: The council’s agenda includes a discussion about a bill to […]

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June 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Discusses Metro, Purple Line and Bethesda Sidewalk Issue

At his weekly meeting with reporters, Council President Roger Berliner discusses a proposal to change Metro’s governance, the loss of a sidewalk in Bethesda because of construction at the Apex building and his thoughts on the latest rulings from the judge hearing the Purple Line case.

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