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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 […]

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February 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

WMATA Says Trains Are Single Tracking Between Fort Totten and Takoma

WMATA has partially suspended service between Fort Totten and Takoma Metro Station. The Washington Post is reporting that it’s been suspended since after 11:30 a.m. because of a fire outside of Ft. Totten. However, The Post says that the cause of the fire isn’t clear. According to The Post, “The transit agency sent shuttle buses to […]

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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, […]

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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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December 4, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

What’s Open and Closed on the National Day of Mourning?

President Donald Trump declared Wednesday, Dec. 5 as a National Day of Mourning in the United States. Therefore, the federal government will close to honor the 41st president George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at age 94. Coinciding with this declaration, Governor Larry Hogan also announced that Maryland State Government will close to honor President […]

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July 19, 2018 | Marisa Fried

Metro to Close Two Red Line Stations for 45 Days Starting Saturday

Metro will close the Brookland and Rhode Island Ave Stations for the Red Line capital improvement project from Saturday through Labor Day. Construction work will extend to the Silver Spring Station July 28-29, closing the Takoma Station and the Red Line platform at Fort Totten. Red Line customers can avoid the work zone by using the […]

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July 5, 2018 | Staff Writer

Free Wi-Fi Available on Underground Metro Stations

Metro officials have announced that free Wi-Fi will be available in all underground Metro stations.  This announcement comes  nearly two years after officials launched the Wi-Fi pilot program,  which offered free Wi-Fi at specific stations back in 2016. Customers can access the service by selecting the “Metro-Public” network in their device’s Wi-Fi settings, according to […]

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June 20, 2018 | Staff Writer

Metro Reminding Riders on Construction Plans that Could Impact Summer Commutes

Metro officials are reminding customers on improvement plans this summer that could impact your commute. Starting July 21, Metro will close Rhode Island Avenue and Brookland Metro stations on the Red Line that will continue through Sept. 3. The structural work being done at the two stations cannot be complete with trains running on either […]

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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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