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“Metro is reminding weekend riders of a major track work project that will affect service on the Orange, Blue and Silver lines this weekend. Free shuttle buses will replace all trains between Foggy Bottom and Eastern Market stations on Saturday, February 4, and Sunday, February 5. As a result, six stations will be closed: Farragut West, McPherson Square, Federal Triangle, Smithsonian, Federal Center SW and Capitol South.

In addition, the lower level platforms will be closed at Metro Center and L’Enfant Plaza. (Metro Center will be open for Red Line service only; L’Enfant Plaza will be open for Yellow and Green line service only.) (more…)

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Mercedes-Benz GLA

“Sporty and spacious – This small SUV has room for 5 people, plus added cargo capacity with a handy hatchback- and all car2go GLAs have 4MATIC all-wheel drive.”

From Car2Go:

Mercedes-Benz CLA

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“Introducing the car2go Mercedes-Benz

Our best upgrade yet: Brand-new 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA and GLA four-door vehicles are now available as part of our fleet! car2go members in Toronto, Vancouver, Austin, Portland, Seattle and the Washington, D.C. area can drive a Mercedes-Benz car2go. And don’t worry – we’ll be adding more Mercedes-Benz car2gos in more car2go cities throughout 2017.”

Helluva upgrade…

smart fortwo

“Zippy and easy to park – The smart fortwo can fit in almost any parking spot and can maneuver around even the craziest downtown rush hour traffic jams.”

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“Metro will resume around-the-clock SafeTrack “surge” work February 11 with an 18-day shutdown on the Blue Line between Rosslyn and Pentagon stations. Today, in the interest of minimizing customer impact, Metro is announcing a change to the way trains will operate during the surge.

From February 11 through February 28, Blue Line trains will not operate at any time. Instead, Yellow Line Rush+ trains will run all day between Franconia-Springfield and Greenbelt. (more…)

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“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of January 27-29, 2017 with service adjustments on all six lines. Trains will operate as follows:

Buses replace Orange and Blue line trains between McPherson Square & Rosslyn, see below for details
Yellow and Green line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals
Red Line trains will operate every 9-18 minutes
Silver Line trains will operate every 15 minutes between Wiehle-Reston East and Ballston only

Red Line
Trains every 9-18 minutes | 10:00PM Friday until closing Sunday

Single tracking between Medical Center & Grosvenor to allow for joint elimination, grout pad rehabilitation, leak mitigation and rail, fastener & stud renewal.

Red Line trains will operate:

Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: every 18 minutes.
Between Farragut North & Silver Spring: every 9-10 minutes between 9:00AM-9:00PM

Orange Line
Buses replace trains between Rosslyn & McPherson Square | 7:00AM Saturday until closing Sunday

Orange Line trains will operate in two segments:

Between Vienna & Rosslyn every 15 minutes
Between McPherson Square & New Carrollton every 15 minutes

Foggy Bottom and Farragut West stations will be closed. (more…)

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“Metro is inviting the public to provide feedback on its proposed FY2018 Operating Budget, a proposal aimed at rightsizing rail and bus services to support current ridership, as well as the Capital Improvement Plan and Federal Grant Applications.

The proposed $3.1 billion budget funds key safety, service and customer initiatives critical to reversing declining ridership and building a financially sustainable future for Metro. Following the year-long accelerated track maintenance program, SafeTrack, Metro will institute a new preventive track maintenance program in Fiscal Year 2018. In addition, a new railcar “Get Well” plan will address persistent railcar problems to help further reduce delays.

Metro values the input of its customers and the Metro Board will take all comments into consideration prior to adopting the budget.

The public is encouraged to comment by 9:00 a.m. on Monday February 6, 2017: (more…)

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“Metro General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld today announced enhanced midday rail service on Friday, January 27, to support additional ridership expected for the 2017 March for Life.

During Friday’s midday hours, between the morning and evening rush hours, Metro will run trains about every 8 minutes on each line, resulting in service every 2-4 minutes at stations in the Downtown core. In addition, Wiedefeld announced that Metro will run more 8-car trains (the longest train length possible), all midday track work will be cancelled, and additional staff will be on hand to assist visitors.”