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Region’s Congressional Delegation Introduces Joint Resolution To Establish Washington Metrorail Safety Commission

February 17, 2017

The National Capital Region Congressional delegation yesterday introduced a joint resolution to establish the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission. Once Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia take action on this legislation, the Congressional resolution serves as the final piece of creating the Commission.

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Metro Service Information For Presidents Day – Monday, February 20

February 16, 2017

Metro announced the service schedule for Metrorail, Metrobus and MetroAccess on Presidents Day – Monday, Feb. 20. Metro's customer information line, lost and found and customer relations call centers will be closed on the holiday.

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Airports Authority Enters Partnership With 1776

February 16, 2017

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has entered into a strategic alliance with 1776, an international firm that enables the growth of startup companies, to explore and encourage technologies for enhancing the passenger experience in airports and related businesses.

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Reagan National And Dulles International Served More Than 45 Million Passengers In 2016

February 15, 2017

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority reported Wednesday that Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport served 45.6 million passengers in 2016—growing 1.9 percent year-over-year to the highest annual passenger total in the two-airport system’s history.

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New AAA Foundation Study: 88% Of Young Millennials Engage In Risky Behaviors Behind The Wheel

February 15, 2017

It might come as a big surprise to fretful parents. Rookie teen drivers, as it turns out, are not the worst behaving and acting drivers on the roadways or in families today. It is their slightly older, college-aged brothers and sisters - young millennials -who are the least likely to obey the rules.

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Rethink Your Commute: Metro SafeTrack Surge #12 Affects Alexandria

February 10, 2017

The City of Alexandria and the Alexandria Transit Company (DASH) have been working with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and the region’s localities to assist travelers as WMATA’s Metrorail SafeTrack initiative continues. SafeTrack Surge #12, which runs Feb. 11-28, will directly affect Alexandria.

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FTA To Withhold Funding From WMATA Pending Establishment Of State Safety Oversight Program

February 10, 2017

The Federal Transit Administration has notified the transit systems in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia that effective immediately it will withhold 5% of Fiscal Year 2017 transit formula funds until a new State Safety Oversight Program is certified for the rail operations of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

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Metro SafeTrack Surge #12: Blue Line | Rosslyn to Pentagon Begins February 11

February 8, 2017

During WMATA’s SafeTrack Surge #12, a section of the Blue Line will be shut down (no trains) between Rosslyn and Pentagon stations, beginning Feb. 11. Arlington Cemetery Station will be closed. Blue Line trains will be replaced by Yellow Rush+ service running at all times between Franconia-Springfield and Greenbelt. The 18-day line segment shutdown extends from Feb. 11-28.

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Top Speed Limits Could Be Lowered To 20 MPH Or 15 MPH On Roads And Streets In Washington, D.C. And Montgomery County

February 8, 2017

Is it a mere coincidence? In tandem, both Washington, D.C. and Montgomery County are seeking to lower the speed limit to as low as 20 miles per hour, and in some cases as slow as 15 mph, in a triad of pending bills and proposed rulemaking.

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Metro To Begin Retiring Least Reliable 4000-Series Railcars Next Week

February 6, 2017

Metro General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld today announced that retirement of the system’s least-reliable rail cars – the 4000-series – will begin next week.

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