Marking his first anniversary since taking the helm of Metro, General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld today laid out next steps for WMATA that move beyond track work to get trains running safely and reliably. The “Back2Good” plan announced today includes a train reliability program that cuts rail car delays by first retiring the oldest and least reliable cars in the fleet by the end of 2017.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority issued a solicitation notice and request for proposal for a Design Build contractor to complete the design, construction, testing, and commissioning of the new Potomac Yard Metrorail Station. Proposals are due Feb. 3, 2017.
During WMATA’s SafeTrack Surge #11, Orange and Silver line trains will experience severe service reductions due to continuous single tracking between West Falls Church and East Falls Church from Nov. 28 through Dec. 21. All Orange and Silver line riders will be impacted, regardless of their origin and destination.
On Nov. 3, Governor Terry McAuliffe made the audacious claim that his administration had saved taxpayers $2.5 billion on the Interstate 66-outside-the-Beltway project thanks to 2015 reforms to the Public-Private Partnership law
Metro General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld today ordered the immediate removal from service of all 4000-series railcars following the identification of a potential safety concern involving the train's automatic train control system that could result in a "false indication" to a train operator going undetected.
As everyone knows, the day after Thanksgiving Day is called “Black Friday.” It is the busiest retail shopping day of the year. But fewer people realize the day before Thanksgiving Day is dubbed “Blackout Wednesday” or “Drinksgiving” in some circles.
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport are preparing for a busy holiday travel season from the week of Thanksgiving through the end of 2016. Passengers will benefit from the introduction of new airlines, destinations, shops, restaurants and amenities at the airports this year.