Your daily commute might be affected at some point over the next year as Metro embarks on a massive effort to rehabilitate its aging rail system.
Metro General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld today announced its “SafeTrack” plan to “improve Metrorail safety and restore service reliability.” The plan includes 15 “safety surges” over the next year that will include closing stations at midnight all week and reducing service on many of its lines at various times, according to a press release.
“Metrorail riders will be encouraged to consider using alternate travel options while safety surge work is in effect on their line,” the press release cautions. At a press conference held this morning, Wiedefeld said “the level of service will go down during these surge periods.”
(Updated at 1:25 p.m.) Authorities have apprehended a teenage girl wanted for punching and kicking a man during a robbery on a Green Line train in November, the Metro Transit Police Department announced today.
The 15-year-old juvenile was charged with felony assault and robbery in connection with the violence between the Fort Totten and Shaw-Howard Metro stations on Nov. 22.
The girl was arrested at her home in Northeast D.C. without incident this morning, according to MTPD. She had a warrant out for her arrest.
DECEMBER 17, 2008
Arrest Made in U Street Stabbing
It may be grim out on D.C.’s streets, with eight homicides in the past seven days, but we’ll say one thing about the job local law enforcement is doing right now: talk about some swift arrests. (more…)