By Patrick Madden
Metro is extending its hours for new year's eve and day.
Metro's trains and buses will stay open for two extra hours on new years eve and close at two am. Metrorail and Metrobus will operate on a regular, weekday schedule and open at 5 am.
On New Year's day, the transit agency will operate a modified Sunday schedule with a 2 am closing for its rail system.
The Washington Post reports Metro staff had originally wanted to close the system at midnight on New Years Day because ridership is traditionally light.
But the Post reports DC City Administrator Neil Albert, who sits on Metro's board, asked the transit agency to RECONSIDER... because the holiday falls on a Friday and many people will be out.