Red Line from Friendship Heights to on the morning of Dec. 17.
New service helps morning commuters ease into the day.
Does Metro roll out the dance floor and drinks at night?
Either that, or Metro's going green, cutting down on unnecessary lights. Looks like the formula is five working lights per train car, spread out randomly.
It couldn't possibly be that Metro inspectors and supervisors neglected basic safety and maintenance issues--again.
- Is anyone buying the "war on ____" line anymore? With regard to the war on safety, Metro GM John Catoe said "nothing, not even money, will hinder our efforts to make this system as safe as possible." A few hours later, in a press release outlining some pretty dramatic service cuts, one item stood out: "deferring $10 million for preventive maintenance" Hope none of those deferrals are safety-related, but the sound of it makes us a little queasy. On June 26, Catoe said "we have a safe system." (WMATA)
- Oy! Service cuts. No more 8-car trains? There were 8-car trains? (WMATA)
- SmartTrip changes promised--again. (WaPo)