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Metro Service Update For Women’s March On Washington

January 20, 2017

Metro issued some important service updates as well as safety and travel tips for those planning to use the rail system for the Women's March on Washington on Saturday, Jan. 21. Due to security and logistical considerations, the Federal Triangle station will be closed Saturday. The Metrorail system will open two hours early – at 5 a.m. – on Saturday and add up to two dozen additional trains to accommodate increased ridership.

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Scheduled Street Closures For Women’s March On Washington

January 20, 2017

The Metropolitan Police Department and the District Department of Transportation announced the street closures in conjunction with the Women’s March on Washington, scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017.

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Safety Improvements Coming For Mount Vernon Avenue And Glebe Road Intersection

January 19, 2017

The City of Alexandria Department of Transportation & Environmental Services is making changes to the intersection of Mount Vernon Avenue and Glebe Road beginning in January 2017. The City's Traffic and Parking Board will consider these changes at a public hearing set for Monday, Jan. 23, 7:30 p.m., in the Council Chambers.

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Metro To Open Early Saturday, Add Trains To Accommodate Women’s March

January 18, 2017

Metro GM/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld today announced that the Metrorail system will open two hours early – at 5 a.m. – this Saturday, Jan. 21, and add up to two dozen additional trains to accommodate those attending the Women's March on Washington.

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Metro Service Information For Inauguration Weekend

January 18, 2017

Metrorail will open at 4 a.m. and close at midnight on Inauguration Day – Friday, Jan. 20. From opening until 9 p.m., trains will run at near rush-hour service levels with peak fares in effect. Follow the links below for more service information for Inauguration weekend.

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Announcing Water Taxi To Women’s March On Washington From Old Town Alexandria

January 18, 2017

Take a boat cruise to the Women's March on Washington on Potomac Riverboat Company’s special water taxi service from Alexandria’s waterfront in Old Town directly to the Southwest Waterfront in Washington, DC, six blocks from the event starting point, on Saturday, Jan. 21, for $30 per person roundtrip and $20 one way.

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Warner, Kaine Announce Nearly $2 Million To Improve Metro Safety

January 17, 2017

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has been awarded $1,884,992 by the Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration to improve track safety and protect employees who repair and maintain the Metro system. This competitive grant will support a Metro program to outfit track workers with technology bands that will alert them of incoming trains so they have enough time to move to safety.

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Transportation Plan For 2017 Inauguration Announced

January 16, 2017

The 2017 Presidential Inaugural Subcommittees released the Joint Transportation Plan for the 58th Presidential Inauguration, including information on street closures, pedestrian routes, Metro schedule and more. Events and activities celebrating the Inauguration will take place from Thursday, Jan. 19 to Saturday, Jan. 21.

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Metro Service information For Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 16

January 13, 2017

Metro announced the service schedule on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 16, for Metrorail, Metrobus and MetroAccess. Metro's customer information call center will be closed Monday in observance of the holiday.

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Metro Releases Schedule Information For 2017 SafeTrack Surges

January 12, 2017

Metro today released schedule information for the remaining SafeTrack surges between February and June 2017. Surges will resume Feb. 11 with an 18-day surge on the Blue Line between Rosslyn and the Pentagon.

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