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From WMATA:

“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of April 24-26 with service adjustments on three of six rail lines.

This weekend, Silver, Blue and Yellow line trains will operate at regular intervals. Green Line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals between College Park and Branch Avenue stations; buses will replace trains at Greenbelt Station. Red Line trains will operate every 20 minutes with additional trains between Friendship Heights and NoMa-Gallaudet between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Orange Line trains will operate every 18 minutes.”

From WMATA on Tuesday:

“This evening, Metro Transit Police arrested a 14-year-old District male on charges of Assault With a Dangerous Weapon for allegedly attacking a Metrobus operator with a Taser in January.

The assault occurred Friday, January 30, 2015, at 5:17 p.m. aboard an E4 bus en route to Fort Totten Station. The bus was at Nicholson St and 6th St, NE, at the time of the attack.

The juvenile, whose identify is being withheld due to his age, allegedly Tased the bus operator on her right arm without provocation. The bus operator was transported to a hospital following the incident.

“Assaulting a bus operator is an act that puts at risk every passenger aboard the bus,” said Metro Transit Police Chief Ron Pavlik. “We will continue to do whatever it takes to protect our employees and customers.”

MTPD detectives used video evidence from aboard the bus to help identify the suspect.”

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A reader reports:

“6 ft deep sinkhole on 19th in Mt P. Between Kilbourne and Lamont. Appeared over night. Water service off on 19th st. It’s a deep hole!”

Another reader tweets us:

“Water main break on 19th at Lamont in Mount Pleasant. No running water in nearby homes – understandably. @PoPville”

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From WMATA:

“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of April 17-19 with schedule adjustments on two of six rail lines.

This weekend, Orange, Silver, Blue and Yellow line trains will operate at regular intervals. On Saturday, Greenbelt Station will be closed; however, Green Line trains will operate at regular intervals between College Park and Branch Avenue stations. Green Line trains will operate at regular intervals on Sunday. Red Line trains will operate every 15 minutes with additional trains between Grosvenor and Silver Spring during daytime hours.”

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“Tomorrow (Saturday, April 18), a major concert will be held on the National Mall that could draw a large number of attendees.

Due to the potential for crowding, Metro is encouraging concertgoers to use stations other than Smithsonian. Suggested Metrorail stations near the National Mall include:
• L’Enfant Plaza
• Metro Center
• Federal Triangle
• Archives
• Federal Center SW

Metro is advising customers that selected trains may bypass Smithsonian station if the station becomes crowded.”

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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department and the Department of Transportation would like to inform the public of street closures in conjunction with the DC Emancipation Day Parade and Festival scheduled for Thursday, April 16, 2015.

The following streets will be closed from 4:00 am to midnight Friday morning.

§ E Street, NW from 14th to 13th Streets, NW

§ Pennsylvania Avenue, NW from 14th to 12th Streets, NW

§ 13th Street, NW from E Street to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

The following streets will be closed from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

§ Constitution Avenue, NW from 9th Street to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

§ 7th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to Independence Avenue, SW

The following streets will be closed from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

§ Pennsylvania Avenue from 12th Street to 3rd Street, NW

§ All streets crossing Pennsylvania Avenue from 12th to 4th Street will be closed between E Street & Constitution Avenue, NW”

@Metrorailinfo tweets:

“Green Line: Rail service suspended indefinitely between College Park & Greenbelt due to pedestrian bridge collapse. Shuttle buses available.”

Updates as more info becomes available.

Update from WMATA:

“Metro personnel are on scene at the site of a pedestrian bridge collapse onto the Green Line tracks between College Park and Greenbelt stations.

A portion of the concrete bridge collapsed onto the tracks shortly before 3 p.m. today after being struck by the boom of a rail crane operated by a Metro contractor.

The contractor, Skanska, was performing work to support the construction of a new track. There were no injuries.

Green Line service is expected to remain suspended through the evening rush hour and possibly into the night. Metro is providing free shuttle bus service between College Park and Greenbelt stations for affected customers. Riders traveling to of from Greenbelt should allow 30 minutes of additional travel time.

Green Line service between College Park and Branch Avenue stations is operating normally. In addition, Metro has extended some Yellow Line trains to/from College Park to supplement Green Line service.”

From AlertDC:

“MDOT reports service on MARC Train’s Camden Line is temporarily suspended due to repair activity at Greenbelt. There is no service in either direction.”

Update 5pm:

“Green Line service remains suspended between College Park & Greenbelt. 18 shuttle buses currently operating btwn stations. 4:55p #wmata”

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From WMATA:

“On this third week of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Metro Transit Police (MTPD) is joining Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS) and Stop Street Harassment, April 15 to raise awareness of sexual harassment prevention efforts on public transportation.

To amplify the message that sexual misconduct will not be tolerated, Metro Transit Police will hold high-visibility outreach events during evening rush hour at five Metrorail stations, including:

Foggy Bottom
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Metro Center
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Congress Heights
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Silver Spring
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Clarendon
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

“Every customer has the right to expect a safe ride without fear of being assaulted or harassed in any way,” said Metro Transit Police Chief Ron Pavlik. “Through our ongoing efforts, we continue to increase awareness and improve our tracking and response to sexual harassment and assault incidents on Metro.”

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A reader reports:

“It might be time for better yellow crosswalk signs, stop signs or a yield sign in the middle of the street on Columbia Rd between 16th and 19th, just like 18th street has received.

I walked out of my apartment this morning to see a man crossing Columbia Rd at Mintwood Pl and watched as he had to jump to avoid a car as it almost struck him. Circling that car he was drilled in the back by the white van pictured. He was loaded into an ambulance by gurney and taken to hospital. While police took statements from 3 witnesses that stayed on scene (myself included).

The response time was 7 minutes for fire and 15 for police, but at what point is something going to be done about this and the several other crosswalks on Colombia Rd which don’t really need (or want) a light, but we need something more.”