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Notice to Metroway Customers: Panel Replacement Underway December 5–22

December 2, 2016

Beginning Monday, Dec. 5, the panels at the Metroway shelters along U.S. Route 1 will be replaced. During the removal and re-installation of the panels, bus service will not be affected.

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I-395 HOV Potomac River Bridge Lane Closures December 3-4

November 30, 2016

Lane closures will occur along the northbound I-395 High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) bridge over the Potomac River Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4 for bridge deck inspections.

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Metro’s Plan To Get Back To Good

November 30, 2016

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.

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RFP Issued For Design Build Contractor For Potomac Yard Metrorail Station

November 30, 2016

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.

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Metro SafeTrack Surge #11: West Falls Church – East Falls Church Begins November 28

November 26, 2016

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.

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Update: DASH and the King Street Trolley Holiday Schedule For November 25

November 22, 2016

DASH and the King Street Trolley Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

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Bacon’s Rebellion: How The McAuliffe Team Saved $2.5 Billion

November 21, 2016

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

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Metro To Remove 4000-Series Railcars After Safety Concern Identified

November 17, 2016

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.

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“Blackout Wednesday,” Thanksgiving Eve, Is Proof Death Never Takes A Holiday During Busy Thanksgiving Travel Period

November 17, 2016

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.

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Holiday Travel Tips At Washington’s Airports

November 15, 2016

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.

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