metro

March 29, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for March 29 in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, March 29. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Beltway Reopens at American Legion Bridge: The inner loop of the Capital Beltway on the American Legion Bridge reopened early this morning, according to WTOP News. 2. Silver Spring Metro Service Improvements: The Metro Board voted Thursday to approve their […]

Read more

March 19, 2019 | Staff Writer

Silver Spring ‘Turnback’ Vote Expected March 28

An annoyance for Metro commuters heading to Shady Grove ended in December. The same annoyance for commuters heading to Glenmont could stop after a March 28 vote of the transit system’s board. The annoyance is the “turnback.” In December, Metro ended the Grosvernor turnback in which half the trains heading north on the Red Line’s […]

Read more

March 14, 2019 | Jasmine Boyd and Bryan Gallion

Injured Bald Eagle To Be Euthanized

The bald eagle that was rescued from train tracks near the Morgan Blvd. Metro Station during Wednesday evening’s rush hour has sustained severe enough injuries that the bird will be euthanized, according to D.C. City Wildlife. After a thorough examination, review of the x–rays, and consultations with other wildlife veterinarians, the opinion of the experts […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

February 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

After 30 Years in DC, WTOP Makes Big Move to Chevy Chase

WTOP has moved its famous “Glass-Enclosed Nerve Center” to 5254 Wisconsin Avenue in Chevy Chase. Washington’s Top News officially joined the Montgomery County family Sunday night, after it held its first live broadcast at its new location, with 30,000 square feet of office space. For 30 years, WTOP was located on Idaho Avenue in Washington D.C., […]

Read more

January 28, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Ride On Suspends Free Rides for Government Workers

Update (Jan. 28):  Because the federal government has been re-opened, Montgomery County Transit announced that the free rides on Ride On for government workers have been suspended. With the end of the federal government shutdown announced today, the FREE rides for federal employees is suspended. Posted by Ride On Montgomery County Transit on Friday, January 25, […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

January 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Announces Maryland Food Drive Initiative, MTA Fees Waived for Federal Workers Reporting to Work

Gov. Larry Hogan announced a major statewide initiative to help furloughed federal workers on Thursday. The initiative is called #MDHelps. Through #MDHelps, the Hogan administration is organizing a food drive for furloughed workers across the state of Maryland. According to Secretary Ellington Churchill, from the Department of General Services, Maryland will have a total of […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

January 3, 2019 | Staff Writer

U-street metro station picture

Metro Reports Drop in Crime

Metro Transit Police reported Thursday that crime had declined 14 percent compared to 2017, continuing a three-year trend. The decline was driven primarily by a 19 percent reduction in theft, including 40 percent decline in bike thefts and a 25 percent drop in theft-from-auto incidents. With 1,107 individual crimes, Metro racked up fewer serious crimes […]

Read more

Engage us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter