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Name changes coming to multiple Metro stations

Beginning Sept. 11, Metro will change the names of five stations on signage and maps across the system, as requested by local jurisdictions and approved by the transit system’s board of directors. Travelers will see immediate changes on digital maps...

WMATA sets timetable for fall station shutdowns

Officials with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) have announced the planned timetable for major disruptions to travel on the Blue and Yellow lines south of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport later this year. From Sept. 10 to Oct....

Frequent Metro users catching a break on fares

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has lowered the cost of its unlimited-ride passes to address the needs of travelers who are no longer necessarily commuting five days per week. “As gas prices remain high and people continue to increase...

Transportation body wants renewed emphasis on Rosslyn tunnel

The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) is pressing leadership of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority not to forget about congestion at the Rosslyn tunnel. In a May 6 letter to (outgoing) Metro general manager Paul Wiedefeld, NVTC chair Carek...

Editor’s Notebook: A thumb in the eye, indeed!

If you doubt me, there are those who can confirm it: I predicted not long after Jason Miyares was elected Virginia's next attorney general that he might find a place for former Arlington/Falls Church Commonwealth's Attorney Theo Stamos in...

Metro predicts long slog to get commuters back

Less than half of commuters who used Metrorail service pre-pandemic are expected back by the end of the year, leaving up in the air how long it will take transit levels will return to their pre-COVID levels. If ever. In a...

Silver Line could take big step forward in September

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority announced March 3 that the second phase of the Silver Line Metrorail project, from Reston to Ashburn in Loudoun County, is expected to be ready for turnover to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority...

Editor’s Notebook: Social media snares another one

An anchor for WTTG (Fox 5) got himself suspended last week for some comments on social media about the prioritization of COVID vaccinations. I do not want to put words in the mouth of Blake McCoy, but the gist of...
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