Photo by PoPville flickr user LaTur


“Metro will perform maintenance work over the weekend of March 3-5 to keep trains operating safely and reliably.


Green Line trains operate at regular weekend intervals.
Red Line trains operate every 10-15 minutes. Buses replace trains between Forest Glen & Silver Spring.
Blue Line trains operate every 15-24 minutes due to SafeTrack Surge #13. Buses replace trains between Smithsonian and Federal Center SW.
Yellow Line trains operate every 15-24 minutes due to SafeTrack Surge #13.
Orange Line trains operate every 15-24 minutes. Buses replace trains between Smithsonian & Federal Center SW.
Silver Line trains operate every 24 minutes between Wiehle-Reston East & Ballston only.”

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From DC Streetcar:

“It’s our anniversary! Thank you for the support during the first year of passenger service.”

Also during Streetcar’s first year of service – Donald Trump was elected President. Metro service has shit the bed to an extent even some pessimists couldn’t have imagined. Prince and David Bowie died. Argonaut and Millie & Al’s closed…


Photo by PoPville flickr user slatifolia


“WMATA filed suit in U.S. District Court today to allow the Authority to implement an anti-fatigue policy designed to prevent bus and train operators, and other safety-critical employees from working seven-consecutive days.

Following a comprehensive fatigue management study in 2013, Metro created the first Fatigue Risk Management Policy in the transit industry for Metro employees in safety-critical positions, including train and bus operators. The policy provides that no employee perform work on more than six-consecutive days, and that any employee working six-consecutive days receive at least 24-hours off duty before returning to work. (more…)

metro trackwork
Photo by PoPville flickr user Jim Havard


“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of February 24-26 with service adjustments on four of six lines. Trains will operate as follows:

Yellow and Green line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals
Red Line trains will operate regular weekend, daytime intervals; trains every 20-30 minutes after 8 p.m.
SafeTrack Surge 12 through Tuesday, February 28: No Blue Line train service. See below for additional service details
Orange and Silver line trains operate every 18 minutes with Silver Line trains between Wiehle-Reston East and Largo Town Center (more…)

Photo by PoPville flickr user Mark Andre


“Red Line: Single tracking btwn NoMa & Judiciary Sq due to overnight derailed work car. Expect crowding & delays. Consider alternates.”

“MARC & VRE customers: Due to Red Line delays, expect crowding at Union Sta. Consider entering Metro at New Carrollton, L’Enfant Pl, etc.”


“US Park Police reports the northbound travel lanes on Rock Creek Pkwy (underpass) at K Street NW are blocked due to disabled truck. Updates will follow.”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user LaTur

Quintina writes:

“Any word on police patrolling metro w/weapons in hand? Just passed one in the Dupont station. rifle. Safely pointed at the ground while walking but still. Was thinking potential threat alert or something of that nature?”

Anyone see patrols at other stations? Has anyone ever seen a patrol with rifles before?

Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood

From an email:

“We are coming out of hibernation a month early for some February Commuter Coffee!

The Bike Rack in partnership with Peregrine Espresso is offering Free HOT coffee for bicycle commuters on Wednesday morning, Feb. 15, from 7:30 am until about 9:30 am. We will be at the corner of 14th and Q streets NW.

We’ll be handing out free cups of coffee as you make your way into work or wherever you are headed. Bring your own travel mug or grab one of our cups. Look for our banner, stop by and have a cup of joe on us!”

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From DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) today announced the release of the District Mobility website as part of an effort to clearly communicate how the District’s transportation system is performing.

District Mobility is a dynamic web tool that shows the District’s state of mobility for surface transportation modes and outlines DDOT’s recommendations for managing and operating built infrastructure to meet growing demand.

“The goal of the District Mobility Project is to better quantify and qualify the state of the District’s transportation system performance from a holistic, multimodal perspective,” said DDOT Director Leif Dormsjo. “The interactive, data-rich design of District Mobility provides an innovative platform for sharing the state of mobility and DDOT’s progress towards reducing congestion on our roads.” (more…)

Reminder from WMATA:

“From February 11 through February 28, 2017, SafeTrack Surge #12 will result in an around-the-clock shutdown of the tracks between Rosslyn and Pentagon stations.


Blue Line trains will be replaced by Yellow Rush+ service running at all times between Franconia-Springfield and Greenbelt
No trains will run between Rosslyn and Pentagon
Arlington Cemetery Station will be closed

On weekdays:

No Blue Line trains will be in service
In Virginia, use Yellow Rush+ and transfer at L’Enfant Plaza to continue your trip.
In Maryland, use Silver Line instead.

Yellow Rush+ trains will run all day between Franconia-Springfield & Greenbelt
Arlington Cemetery Station will be closed (free shuttle buses will run between Pentagon & Arlington Cemetery)”