July 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Metro Proposes Suspensions for People Arrested for Sex and Weapons Offenses on System 

Metro is considering suspending access to service for people arrested for sex and weapons-related offenses on the system, according to a statement from Metro. The Board of Directors Safety and Operations Committee approved the proposal Thursday, the statement said. A full board vote is expected during a future meeting. If passed, the proposal would ban […]

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July 16, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Metro Ofrecerá Servicio Hasta la Medianoche, A Partir del Domingo

El servicio ferroviario de Metro estará abierto hasta la medianoche todos los días a partir del 18 de julio, anunció Metro el jueves. El horario de servicio será el siguiente: Lunes a Viernes: 5 a.m.-medianoche Sábado: 7 a.m.-medianoche Domingo: 8 a.m.-medianoche La Junta Directiva de Metro acordó el 10 de junio extender el horario de […]

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July 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Metro Train Service Will Run Until Midnight Every Day Starting Sunday

Metro rail service will be open until midnight every day starting July 18, Metro announced Thursday. Train hours will be as follows: Monday through Friday: 5 a.m.-midnight Saturday: 7 a.m.-midnight Sunday: 8 a.m.-midnight Metro’s Board of Directors on June 10 agreed to extend rail and bus hours, among other changes. In September, trains will start […]

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July 12, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Shady Grove, Rockville Metro Stations Will Close Sept. 11-Dec. 4

The Shady Grove and Rockville Metro stations will close from Sept. 11-Dec. 4 for canopy improvements and other work, a statement from Montgomery County reminds residents. Metro will replace the platform canopy at the Rockville station, “where the concrete beam structures, original to construction in the 1980s, are deteriorating,” the county said. Also, new LED […]

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July 7, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Las Mascarillas Serán un Requisito en el Transporte Público Hasta Septiembre

Se seguirán requiriendo los cubrimientos faciales en el transporte público hasta por lo menos el 13 de septiembre debido a pautas federales, según el Departamento de Transporte del Condado de Montgomery (MCDOT, por sus siglas en inglés). Los autobuses Ride On del condado, Ride On extra, Flash, Metrobus, Metrorail, taxis y los servicios de automóviles […]

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July 6, 2021 | Madelyn Willoughby

July 4 Brings the Most Metro Riders Since Before the Pandemic

More people used Metro on July 4 than any day since before the pandemic, according to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). The Metro operated from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and recorded 210,000 passengers that day.  On July 4, the Red Line ran every 12 minutes and all other lines ran every 15 minutes […]

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July 2, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Fin De Semana Feriado: ¿Qué Estará Abierto y Qué Estará Cerrado?

Aquí está una guía de lo que estará abierto y cerrado en el condado de Montgomery este fin de semana del Día de la independencia: Oficinas del condado – cerradas Bibliotecas  – cerradas Los servicios de bebidas alcolicas (ABS, por sus siglas en inglés)  – Las sucursales estarán abiertas en horario habitual: domingo 4 de julio, del mediodía […]

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July 2, 2021 | Michelle Queen

What’s Open and What’s Closed for July 4th Weekend

Here’s an overview of what’s open and what’s closed in Montgomery County this Independence Day weekend: County Offices – closed Libraries – closed Alcohol Beverage Services (ABC) Liquor and Wine stores – Retail stores will be open regular hours: Sunday, July 4, noon-5 p.m. (except Poolesville store, which is closed on Sundays); Monday, July 5, 10 a.m.-9 […]

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June 29, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Council’s New Regulations Incentivize Housing Development at Metro Stations 

The Montgomery County Council on Tuesday unanimously approved regulations to implement the “More Housing at Metrorail Stations Act,” which aims to incentivize high-rise housing construction at Metro stations by providing a payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT), with some criteria for development. According to the council, the bill offers the PILOT for 15 years for […]

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June 14, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Upgrading Red Line Tunnel Ventilation Will Mean Single Tracking Beginning in July

Starting in July, the Red Line will single track continuously to upgrade its underground tunnel ventilation system. Metro expects this work “to cause significant impacts for customers, with around-the clock single tracking and station closures,” according to a news release. During this construction, trains will single track between Dupont Circle and Van Ness stations. Two […]

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