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June 7, 2018 | Staff Writer

Metro to Stay Open Late for Washington Capitals Game 5

Metro trains will run a whole hour later to accommodate fans returning from the Capitals Game 5 watch party at the Capital One Arena on Thursday.  Monumental Sports will cover the $100 thousand needed to keep the 234-mile, 91-station train system open. The Capitals will take on the Vegas Golden Knights at 8 p.m. in […]

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May 17, 2018 | Staff Writer

Metro to Extend Night Services for Washington Capitals Game 4

Metro announced Thursday that the metrorail will remain open an additional hour tonight for fans attending the Washington Capitals Game 4 at CapitalOne Arena. The Capitals will take on the Tampa Bay Lightning at 8 p.m.  Washington is leading the series 2-1. The total cost in keeping the metrorail system is $100,000 and is being […]

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January 25, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

If Rush Hour Trip Delayed, Metro Promises Refund

If your rush hour trip on Metro is delayed by 15 minutes or more, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority officials announced they would refund the ride beginning Jan. 26. Metro’s Board of Directors approved the Rush Hour Promise program early Thursday in an effort to improve the commute for riders and to improve reliability on […]

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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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June 6, 2017 | Staff Writer

Ride on Bus Fares to Change on June 25

The Montgomery County Council has approved fare changes for commuters using the Ride On bus transit services to keep fares consistent with rates approved by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). The changes will go into effect on June 25. Below is the list of changes:

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March 29, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Penguin Rush Hour Mural Returns to Silver Spring

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined other county leaders for the unveiling of the Penguin Rush Hour Mural in downtown Silver Spring. For many commuters in Downtown Silver Spring, the 100-foot mural painted on 25 plywood panels by Artist Sally Callmer, was a part of everyday travel. It was taken down in 2006 and stored […]

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January 31, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Delaney Invites Residents to Discuss Metro Concerns and Suggestions

Rep. John Delaney (MD-6) is drafting legislation to improve the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) and asking residents to share their feedback and suggestions, according to a news release. “Making Metro safer and more reliable has been a huge topic of discussion from the time I’ve taken office, but concerns have only increased following […]

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December 22, 2016 | Staff Writer

Rockville Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton Elected Chairman of the Transportation Planning Board

Rockville Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton was unanimously elected chairman of the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) on Wednesday for 2017, according to a news release. The TPB prepares plans and programs that the federal government must approve in order for federal transportation funds to flow to the region. It includes local governments, state […]

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October 27, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Libraries Offering Telecommuting Options During Metro Surge

In an effort to help commuters who are impacted by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) Surge 10, staff from Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) stated they have alternative work sites for commuters. MCPL library card holders will have access to Wi-Fi internet access, quiet study rooms and free charging stations for phones and tablets. […]

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March 17, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Metrorail Shuts Down for a Day Forcing Commuters to Find Alternatives (VIDEO)

Metrorail service was suspended on Wednesday for emergency inspections after a tunnel fire near McPherson Square Station on Monday. For many Montgomery County residents that meant longer commutes and finding alternative methods of transportation. In this MyMCMedia video, area residents talk about their commuting experiences and give advice on how Metro officials should handle maintenance issues […]

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