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September 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Metro Considering Layoffs, Service Cuts if Federal Funding Ends

The Metro Board of Directors held a special meeting Friday to approve potential service cuts and layoffs that may go into effect if federal funding does not come through.  The COVID-19 pandemic led Metro to cut back service causing as much as a 90% drop in ridership and revenue, according to a statement from the […]

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September 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Metro SmarTrip Now Available on iPhone, Apple Watch…Finally

In a year of disappointment, we have some hopeful news for 2020: you can finally use your iPhone and Apple Watch as your SmarTrip card when riding the Metro. WMATA officially launched a SmarTrip app on Apple devices, allowing riders a “touch-free” experience when paying for rides with Metro and regional transits providers. A news […]

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August 18, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 18, in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Aug. 18, and it’s National Fajita Day, so make note of this holiday as you’re deciding what to eat for “Take Out Tuesday.” It’s also the second day of the Democratic National Convention. Be aware, the Montgomery County Council continues its recess through Sept. 11, so they do not meet today. In the […]

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August 17, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Todas las Estaciones de Metro Abrirán Nuevamente el 8 de Septiembre

Está programado que el 8 de septiembre sea el primer día en que todas las estaciones de Metro estarán abiertas, anunció la agencia el lunes. Metro duplicó los viajes semanales el domingo, en lo que la agencia dijo que fue su mayor aumento en la historia. Los viajes aumentaron de 511, todos los días de […]

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August 17, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

All Metro Stations Will Open Sept. 8 for the First Time Since March

Sept. 8 is scheduled to be the first day all Metro stations will be open since March 19, the agency announced Monday.  Metro more than doubled weekly rail trips on Sunday in what the agency said was its largest ramp-up in history. Trips increased from 511 every weekday to more than 1,200, Metro reported. Six […]

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August 17, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 17, in Montgomery County

It’s Monday, Aug. 17, and here are five things worth knowing in Montgomery County: 1. COVID-19 Data: The County Data Dashboard details today’s case count and key indicators. Click here for more information.    2.Essential Item Donations Needed: The Gaithersburg CARES Hub needs essential items to help people recovering from COVID-19. Click here  for more details. 💙Our CARES […]

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July 31, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Medical Center, Bethesda Metro Stations to Close for Track Work Aug. 2

Metro has announced that Red Line track work will shutter service between Grosvenor-Strathmore and Friendship Heights stations through Aug. 14. The closure comes following a week-long project at Takoma Park Station, which has halted service between Fort Totten and Silver Spring through Aug. 1. REMINDER: Buses replace trains between Fort Totten & Silver Spring today […]

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July 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Metro Leaders Discuss How to Support Distancing When Service Increases

Metro will nearly double rail capacity when service increases next month, General Manager Paul Wiedefeld said at a board meeting July 23.  Metrobus will increase service as well, and Metro’s Riders Advisory Council Chair Andrew Kierig brought up concerns about physical distancing. He said there are transit agencies in other areas that collect ridership data […]

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July 23, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Metro to Ramp Up Services Beginning August 16

Metro will add more bus routes, train schedules and 15 additional service hours per week beginning Aug. 16. The service extension, a part of the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority’s recovery plan, aims to provide more transit options for the region amid the pandemic. Extended service will restore many lines and routes to pre-COVID availability. Metrobus will […]

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July 7, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Train Derails At Silver Spring Metro Station, No Serious Injuries Reported

A train derailed at the Silver Spring Metro Station on Tuesday shortly after 11:30 a.m. First responders say it appears that about two rail-cars slightly slipped off the track at the station platform. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer says the train was heading outbound on the Red Line, and one person […]

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