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The Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) Board took final action today to extend continuous Red Line service to Shady Grove. This service improvement will begin in December 2018.
With the changes approved Thursday by Metro’s board of directors, service to the Shady Grove, Rockville, Twinbrook and White Flint stations will increase to 15 trains per hour.… Read More
Comments Off on The latest on the Grosvenor Turnback
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The funding to end the Grosvenor Turnback is now embedded in Metro’s fiscal year 2019 budget, which will serve as the base year for Virginia’s calculations of cost caps imposed on Metro as part of the agreement to provide a share of new dedicated capital funding for the agency.… Read More
Comments Off on Last Chance Today! Important! Tell Metro To End the Grosvenor Turnback
Metro seeks feedback on alternatives to increase service on the Red Line between Grosvenor-Strathmore and Shady Grove stations. This is your chance to tell Metro to end the Grosvenor Turnback, and it’s really important that you take Metro’s survey today, May 21st. Choose Option A and/or B.
Currently during weekday rush hours, Red Line trains operate every 8 minutes between Shady Grove and Glenmont, with additional trains between Grosvenor-Strathmore and Silver Spring providing service every four minutes between these stations.… Read More
Comments Off on FRIT explores how to build a second metro entrance cheaper and faster
In an effort to advance building a second entrance at White Flint metro, Federal Realty Investment Trust retained the engineering firm AECOM and worked with WMATA to develop a simpler, less expensive approach to the project. The next step towards implementation is the development of a more detailed design and cost estimate. … Read More
Comments Off on MetroNow Adds New Members as Legislative Momentum Builds for Metro Funding and Reform
As legislative sessions gain speed in Maryland, Virginia, and D.C. with Metro reform taking center stage, MetroNow, a coalition committed to immediate action achieving long-term dedicated funding and reform for Metro system, welcomed new members from across the business, nonprofit, and advocacy sectors.
MetroNow’s growing coalition reaffirmed its commitment to bring diverse voices from across the region together with Virginia, Maryland, and District leaders in order to secure the legislative victories that will create a safer, stronger, and fiscally-sound Metro. … Read More
Comments Off on End Grosvenor Metro Turn-Backs
Some time ago, WMATA committed to eliminating the metro turn-backs at Grosvenor Station by June, 2018. These turn-backs cause every other train to end at Grosvenor station, severely diminishing service to White Flint, Twinbrook, Rockville, and Shady Grove stations. The turn-backs also negatively impact ridership to White Flint and other stops north of Grosvenor.… Read More
Comments Off on LaHood report on Metro urges dedicated funding, bus fare hike, trim in pension costs
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The long-awaited report on Metro by former U.S. transportation secretary Ray LaHood urges the region’s three jurisdictions and the federal government to provide the agency with permanent, dedicated funding, but it sidesteps the politically charged question of what kind of tax or other mechanism should be adopted for that purpose.
Comments Off on WMATA terminates part of its agreement with LCOR
WMATA sent a letter to LCOR last month that stated “No conditions or circumstances exist which permit an extension of the Term for Blocks A-D under the Joint Development Agreement (with LCOR). Nor has WMATA granted any extension of the Term for Blocks A-D.”
Friends of White Flint isn’t sure yet what this means for the undeveloped part of the property around the White Flint Metro station, but we’re investigating and will keep you updated.… Read More
Comments Off on Full-scale emergency response drill at White Flint Station
On Sunday, August 27, Metro Transit Police and Montgomery County first responders will conduct a full-scale emergency drill at the White Flint Metrorail Station. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue, Montgomery County Police, Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management, Montgomery County Department of Transportation and Maryland Department of Transportation will also participate in the drill.… Read More
Comments Off on Metro’s revised budget restores some service!
Metro listened to all of us! Your emails and surveys were effective, and our advocacy worked! (Not perfectly, but pretty darn well.)
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Rail service proposal would only reduce frequency in peak travel periods, such that trains would operate about every 8 minutes on all lines.
Off-peak rail service reductions originally proposed would not be implemented.