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Plaza, bus-bay improvements at Ballston Metro completed

A completion ceremony was held Nov. 17 to mark the completion of a major improvement to public-transit infrastructure at the Ballston-MU Metro station. “The event represents the end of two years of construction to upgrade the layout of bus-bay terminals...

New WMATA chief to speak at Chamber’s annual meeting

The new general manager of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority will be the keynote speaker at the Arlington Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting, to be held on Dec. 9. Randy Clarke took over as head of the regional transit...

West Falls Church transportation meetings rescheduled

Fairfax County Department of Transportation officials announced Sept. 29 that they had rescheduled two community meetings – one in-person, one online – to present updates on the West Falls Church (WFC) Active Transportation Study. The meetings that had been scheduled...

Reopening of Metro stations delayed until November

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has announced plans to extend the closure of six Metro stations south of Ronald Reagan National Airport due to delays related to construction of the new Potomac Yard station. The announcement came three weeks...

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...

Local governments to pick up ‘COVID cash’ from WMATA

The Fairfax County government is slated to receive $36.2 million and the Arlington County government nearly $9.9 million from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, which is acting as a conduit for federal funding. WMATA received $1.2 billion in federal...

WMATA to hold hearing on second Crystal City Metro entrance

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) will hold a public hearing this month to take testimony on a proposed second entrance to the Crystal City Metro station, a project both WMATA and the Arlington County government fervently support. The...
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