Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld

May 15, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Cubiertas Faciales Serán “Obligatorias” para Viajar en Metro a Partir del Lunes

Desde principios de abril, Metro “recomienda encarecidamente” que los pasajeros usen cubiertas faciales, sin embargo, a partir del lunes será obligatorio. En un esfuerzo por ayudar a frenar la propagación de COVID-19, las cubiertas faciales o mascarillas serán obligatorias en los trenes, autobuses, estaciones y vehículos MetroAccess de Metro. El gerente general de Metro, Paul […]

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May 14, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Face Coverings Will Be ‘Required’ To Ride Metro Starting on Monday

Since early April Metro ‘strongly recommended’ that riders wear face coverings, however starting on Monday it will be required. In an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19, face coverings will be mandatory on Metro trains, buses, stations, and MetroAccess vehicles. Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld says this is a necessary step towards plans for an eventual […]

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May 11, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Metro Operations May Not be Back to Normal Until Spring 2021

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority released its multi-phased COVID-19 recovery plan Monday, indicating it may not return to its normal operations until Spring 2021. On Saturday, Paul Wiedefeld, general manager and CEO of WMATA, penned an op-ed in the Washington Post, saying, “Until a vaccine is available, our customer experience can’t be what it was […]

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March 9, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Metro Elevates Coronavirus Response to Phase 2 After Maryland Cases Confirmed

The Washington, D.C. Metro elevated its coronavirus response to Phase 2 on Friday, one day after the first three cases were confirmed in Montgomery County, Maryland and Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency. On Sunday, Hogan announced two more cases, one in Montgomery County and another in Harford County. Metro has four response […]

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February 13, 2019 | Staff Writer

Silver Spring Meeting to Discuss Metro Improvements

The Montgomery County Council’s Transportation and Environment (T&E) Committee will host a town hall at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, focusing on service improvements to Metro. It takes place in the Silver Spring Civic Building at 1 Veterans Plaza. Representatives of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) will present an overview of a new […]

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January 25, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Update: Metro Cancels Emergency Vote on Free Rides for Furloughed Workers

Update (Jan. 25, 3 p.m.): WMATA announced on twitter that the board has canceled its scheduled emergency vote that would offer free metro rides to furloughed workers. The announcement comes after President Trump agreed to temporarily re-open the government until Feb. 15. In light of this afternoon's White House announcement that the Federal Government will […]

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January 18, 2019 | Staff Writer

Metro Losing $400,000 Every Day Thanks to Shutdown

Metro is losing about $400,000 for every business day that the government shutdown continues, Paul Wiedefeld told Democratic senators on Thursday. The shutdown has caused a 16 percent loss in subway ridership and an 8 percent loss in bus ridership, according to the letter from Wiedefeld, the general manager and CEO of the Washington Metropolitan […]

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October 22, 2018 | Staff Writer

Riemer Meets the Media

Montgomery County Council President Hans Riemer meets the media and discusses Metro, the threat to Walter Johnson High School, small cell towers and a proposed outdoor smoking ban.

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May 14, 2018 | Staff Writer

Metro to Extend Late Night Service for Capitals Game

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld announced Monday that Metrorail will remain open an additional hour Metro announced the Metrorail will be extended for an additional hour for Washington Capitals’ fans on Tuesday. The Capitals will battle the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 3 of the National Hockey League’s Conference Finals at Capital One Arena tomorrow.  […]

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June 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Metro’s Wiedefeld to Address County Council on Tuesday (VIDEO)

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld is scheduled to address the Montgomery County Council on Tuesday on his plan to keep the transit system safe, reliable and affordable. His discussion comes after arcing insulators suspended Red Line service during the Friday morning rush hour. Metro officials said the arcing was likely sparked by water infiltration into […]

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