Photo by PoPville flickr user DCbmyers
The Washington Post reported yesterday:
“Metro board members who represent the District will move this week to restore late-night service beginning in July, bringing back 3 a.m. closings for the first time in three years.”
Ed. Note: reduced hours went into effect June 25th 2017 so if this goes through, God willing, it would be for the first time in two years. Or am I missing something? Anyway let’s all send our thoughts and prayers to make sure this happens.
The Post continues:
“The measure up for consideration Thursday (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user Elvert Barnes
“Red, Orange and Silver line trains operate regular weekend intervals
Blue Line trains operate every 16-20 minutes, see below for details
There is no Yellow Line service
Free shuttle buses replace Green Line trains between Navy Yard and Mt Vernon Sq (more…)
via Metro Transit Police
From Metro Transit Police:
“ARRESTS IN RED LINE CASE: Darion Rivers, 18, of Prince George’s County charged in DC w/2 counts of assault following incident aboard Red Line train Monday. Second arrest is a juvenile (name withheld), charged with 3 counts of assault from same incident.”
via Metro Transit Police. “MTPD detectives are asking for the public’s assistance to ID the two individuals pictured here in connection with an assault of a blind passenger this morning on the Red Line near NoMA.”
UPDATE to this morning’s “Absolutely Disgusting Behavior on Red Line This Morning”.
From WMATA (via email):
“MTPD is actively investigating, including reviewing video from aboard the railcar.
Below is the narrative from the police incident report:
On 11/26/2018 at approximately 0750 hour V-001, a blind male with a service dog, reports boarding a red line train in the direction of Shady Grove at the Rhode Island Avenue metro station located at 919 Rhode Island Ave NE Washington, DC when he inadvertently bumped into a passenger as he boarded the train. As the train left the Rhode Island Ave station S-01 pushed V-001 and began to verbally threaten him. W-1 intervened and attempted to defuse the altercation when S-01 and S-02 began to shout obscenities at her. W-1 further reports that as she attempted to call the police S-01 and S-02 attempted to grab her phone, however she was able to hold on to her phone, call the police and later video record the altercation that had developed between S-01, S-02 and an unknown/unidentified passenger as the train continued to service the subsequent two (2) stations. W-1 reports the altercation ended when the train serviced Union Station and S-01 and S-02 got off the train making good their escape. V-01 reports having no injuries and no medical attention was required. DVR requested.
Suspect 1 is described as:
B/M, band-aid under his right eye, dark blue jeans w/ dark blue, blue and white underwear showing, and a black hooded sweat shirt
Suspect 2 is described as:
B/M 18-20 yoa, black knit cap, blue stone washed jeans”
From Metro Transit Police:
“SEEKING TO ID: MTPD detectives are asking for the public’s assistance to ID the two individuals pictured here in connection with an assault of a blind passenger this morning on the Red Line near NoMA. Have info? Call (301) 955-5000 or send a text to MyMTPD (696875) #wmata”
Around 7:45am, I boarded a red line train at Ft. Totten heading towards Shady Grove. There was a swell of people near the doors, so people shoved their way on once they opened. Among the people pushing through was a blind man with a seeing eye dog. Once the man sat down, he was approached by two teenagers, a taller kid with kind of a scraggly beard, and a younger one with a bandaid on his face. The older one asked why the man was pushing. The blind man responded, “Because I’m blind, that’s why I have a seeing eye dog.” One kid asked, “You blind?” The blind man said yes. The older kid said, “Don’t push me again, you blind (more…)
It was quite a long, but very enjoyable process and the finished product looks great! Thanks to brother Daniel and his artistic skills for creating this special work for my wife and I! And thanks to PoPville for helping me track him down!
For others interested in employing Daniel’s services, he always says his phone number, 202-705-9412, is open for business 25 hours a day 8 days a week.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Erinn Shirley
“On Monday, November 26, Metro will begin a 14-day capital improvement project (10 commuting days) on the Yellow Line Bridge over the Potomac River. The project, announced in February, is Metro’s fourth and final major capital improvement project of 2018.
Customers are reminded there will be no Yellow Line service from Monday, November 26 through Sunday, December 9, as crews make structural repairs and infrastructure upgrades on the bridge. Yellow Line customers should use the Blue Line for alternate service between Virginia and DC. (more…)
Thanks to Natalie for sending:
“first time I’ve ever seen a wmata car wrapped… is this normal and I’ve always missed it?”
Whoa, first time I’m seeing one. If others have seen them – what was being advertised?
“Metro has selected L’Enfant Plaza as the home for its new, centrally located headquarters building, the authority announced today. This week, Metro will begin a process to seeking final approval to purchase 300 7th Street SW – an existing, vacant office structure – as the replacement for its current HQ, the outmoded Jackson Graham Building in Northwest.
Formerly known as the Reporter’s Building, the new Metro HQ site will be stripped to its structural concrete and completely renovated to modern workplace standards, including new commercial amenities on the ground floor to activate the streetscape and benefit the surrounding community. (more…)