Transportation News

Reconstruction on Metrorail Will Continue Through the Weekend November 21-23

Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of November 21-23. Information on the Orange, Red, and Blue Lines are below: 

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Veterans Day Concert on the National Mall, November 11

On Veterans Day, Tuesday November 11, a major concert will be held on the National Mall that could draw up to 800,000 attendees -- larger than July 4 and many Presidential Inaugurations. In order to safely and efficiently provide rail service for as many riders as possible, Metro will make several service adjustments to maximize train capacity. For more information about this event, please see the Concert for Valor website.

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Metro: Silver Line ridership remains strong, September 24, 2014

Metro today provided updated Silver Line ridership information showing that, less than two months after opening, the new line is already performing at 60 percent of its projected ridership for the end of the first full year of service. As of last week, an average of 15,000 riders are entering the system at the five new Silver Line stations on weekdays for a combined 30,000 trips to or from the new stations.

In the planning process, Silver Line ridership was projected to reach 25,000 boardings at the five new stations after one full year of service.

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Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project – Phase 2 Starts Sept. 22

Daily Garage 1 Shuttle Bus Stop Locations Changes Start Sept. 22

Changes are coming for those who use the shuttle bus stop shelters on the south side of Daily Garage 1 at Washington Dulles International Airport. Starting the week of September 22 and continuing into November, those shelters will be relocated to make room for construction of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project’s Metrorail station at Dulles Airport.

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Capital Area Car Free College Campus Challenge

Five Washington, D.C. area universities – George Mason University, University of Maryland, American University, George Washington University, and the University of the District of Columbia – are part of a healthy inter-campus competition to encourage students, faculty, and staff to leave their cars at home and walk, bike, carpool, or use public transit to and from campus on the region’s Car Free Day event Monday, September 22. Those who do drive are asked to go car-lite by carpooling.

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Silver Line Parking Garage Tips

The Washington Post’s Robert Thompson’s article Navigating Silver Line garage can be confusing focuses on some of the major issues that daily commuters are experiencing with Silver Line parking garage at the Wiehle-Reston East station. There is one garage that splits into two sections at the entrance – one public and one private. A significant difference between the public Metro garage and the private parking lot are the payment rules.

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