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During this morning’s moderate snow accumulation and light ice conditions, Metro is operating Metrobus under a moderate snow plan in the Washington D.C. area.

Service will be suspended on some routes and buses are detoured around roads prone to hazardous conditions, including many neighborhood streets. Passengers may experience increased wait times due to road conditions. See light snow routes and severe snow routes.

For a full list of moderate snow routes, click this link.

(Photo via nevermindtheend, on Flickr)

2010 01 28 - 0642 - Washington DC - WMATA Hearing

Metrobus and Metrorail Service Changes Proposed in Alexandria

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) is proposing changes to Metrorail and Metrobus service as part of its Fiscal Year 2018 budget. Please visit this link by 9:00 AM on Monday, February 6, 2017 to provide feedback on these proposed changes.

WMATA proposes adjusting rush hour and non-rush hour service on all rail lines. Proposed changes for the Yellow and Blue lines serving Alexandria would include:

  • A reduction in rush hour Yellow Line service from every 6 minutes to every 8 minutes
  • An increase in rush hour Blue Line service from every 12 minutes to every 8 minutes
  • A reduction in non-rush hour and weekend service from every 12 minutes to every 15 minutes

Two bus routes with stops in Alexandria would be affected by the proposed budget. The proposal would eliminate the 7X (Lincolnia – Pentagon) and 28X (Leesburg Pike Limited) routes.

The proposed fare adjustments include increasing the Metrorail rush hour fare up to $0.10 and the Metrorail non-rush hour fare up to $0.25. Regular and express Metrobus fares would increase by $0.25.

Please visit this link for additional detail regarding proposed fare changes.

(Feature photo via Bossi, on Flickr)

July 4, 2016 service information

Metro is the fastest, most convenient way to get to July 4 holiday festivities on the National Mall or any of the other great events around the National Capital Region.

Here is an overview of rail and bus service on the holiday, as well as some important travel tips for riders:

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Metro Board to consider pilot Metrobus service between National Harbor and Alexandria
Seven-day-a-week bus service would run every 30 minutes, from 6:00 AM to 1:00 AM

Metro’s Board of Directors will consider piloting a new Metrobus route connecting National Harbor, Maryland with Alexandria, Virginia, across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge during its Finance Committee meeting on Thursday, June 9.

The proposed NH2 bus service would operate seven days a week and connect Huntington and King Street Metrorail stations in Virginia with the Oxon Hill Park-and-Ride, MGM Casino and downtown National Harbor in Maryland. If approved, the pilot service would be operated from October 2016 to June 2017.

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Metrobus stuck in the snow

Metrobus to suspend service at 10 p.m. Monday; resume normal service Tuesday morning

Metrobus will suspend service during the overnight hours–starting at 10 p.m. Monday–due to the potential for freezing rain and hazardous road conditions.

Metrobus has been operating today on a “severe” snow plan, which limits bus service to major roadways on 79 routes across the region. Ridership is already extremely light due to the Presidents Day holiday, and the number of customers affected after 10 p.m. is expected to be quite small.

Buses that are scheduled to depart their origin at or before 10 p.m. will operate to the end of the route before coming out of service. However, buses that are scheduled to start a new trip after 10 p.m. will not operate.

The Metrorail system will continue to run normally on all lines until its regular midnight closing time. Bus customers should consider Metrorail as an alternate travel option if possible.

Metro expects that bus service will be fully restored for the start of service Tuesday, as temperatures are predicted to rise well above freezing during the overnight hours.

(Photo via Tadfad, on Flickr)

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