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Photo by PoPville flickr user Nathan Jones

From WMATA:

“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of February 27 – March 1.

This weekend, Silver Line trains will operate at regular intervals. Green Line trains will run on a regular weekend schedule between College Park and Branch Ave stations. At Greenbelt Station only, buses will replace trains on Saturday and Sunday.

Orange, Blue, and Yellow line trains will operate every 20 minutes. Red Line trains will run every 8-15 minutes. (more…)

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Photo by PoPville flickr user JJ Jackson

From WMATA:

“The following statement was issued today by Metro Board Chairman Mort Downey:

“Today the WMATA Board voted to forego any fare increases or substantial cuts in bus or rail service as we move forward with the adoption of a balanced budget. While the final budget vote will come in the spring, the Board’s action today reflects a continued commitment to further reduce administrative costs and reprogram money from non-safety programs, and signals continued support from our jurisdictional funding partners to help balance the budget and continue our standing fare and service policies.

“The Board’s search for a new General Manager and Chief Executive Officer is ongoing, as we want to ensure that we identify a candidate with the combination of leadership, transportation, financial and management skills required to move WMATA forward. We appreciate Jack Requa’s outstanding leadership as interim General Manager, which will continue until the search has concluded.”

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From @DCPoliceDept:

“Emergency Water main break repair NB on N. Capitol St NE at Quincy Pl./Delays begin at K St NE.”

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Update: @wolfpackwx tweets us the photo above:

“Here is why H St. NW is closed right now. Looks pretty bad. Newspaper bins scattered with signs down too @PoPville”

@dcfireems tweets:

“Pedestrian Struck – 400blk of H St. NW – 3 Pts. 1 Critical & 2 Serious/Non-life threatening injuries transported to hospital. #dctraffic”

Also heads up in Chinatown – many Street Closures:

Accident w/injuries at 400 Mass Ave NW MPD & FEMS on scene Street Closures are: 400 – 500 blk. of H St 800 blk. of 4th St Cont.

* 4th St at H St – Both ways Seek an alternate route(s).

Accident Activity Update at 400 blk. of Massachusetts Ave NW Major crash on scene. ROP responding to assist. Metro bus notified.”

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“Dear PoPville,

The west (northbound) entrance to the Georgia Ave Metro station has been closed for over a week now. No sign, no explanation. I wrote to them last week asking what was up but of course never received so much as an acknowledgement (they at least used to send a confirmation that they got your message). This morning around 8 a few workers were standing around shooting the breeze with a couple of cops.

Looking at this in the context of your reader’s report on this morning’s Red line mess that WMATA didn’t bother to explain to customers and a similar situation last week, an unfortunate pattern seems to be emerging where Metro is showing even less accountability to and respect for its customers than it did before. Who’s in charge over there?”

In a rant/revel last week a reader found this update from WMATA:

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