Safety on the Metro

The Washington D.C. Metrorail system in 2015 ran more than 206 million trips and is one of the nation’s largest transportation systems, but district residents said maintenance and personal safety are top safety concerns for them. Liam Toohey, 35, said he watched a YouTube video of tracks sparking saying they looked like “huge flares that…

SafeTrack forcing commuters to take alternative routes

The ongoing SafeTrack project is forcing commuters to take alternative routes due to certain lines being closed for safety repairs each week from early June 2016 to mid-March 2017. The Metro rail had previously had many problems, including fires. It got to the point where a whole website, IsMetroOnFire.com, with a Twitter page to match, was dedicated…

Metrorail mistakes managed

Residents and tourists gave their opinions about their preferred form of public transportation to replace the Metrorail during the city’s major repair period this summer. The city Metro lines need three years of work but transportation officials are trying to squeeze it in one year. To complete the work, they’ve created what is known as the SafeTrack system. This is…

Metro shutdown impacting users

With the implementation of SafeTrack on the Metro not expected to be completed until March 2017, the shut downs and delays are creating issues for D.C. and metro area commuters. SafeTrack’s goal is to complete three years of construction in under a year to update the safety of the 40-year-old Metro system, the nation’s third…

One of the new Metro cars to be used on the Silve Line. Photo courtesy silverlinemetro.com

Washington’s Bigfoot: the Silver Line finally found

WASHINGTON — Despite the many challenges the Silver Line has encountered, the new extension of the Metro is finally prepared to face the public. The Silver Line, which is set to open on July 26, will connect D.C. residents with the areas of Tyson’s Corner and Reston, Va. While some commuters have been critical of the many…