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Metro's Early Weekend Closing Plan Moves Forward

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This morning at a meeting of its board of directors, Metro will formally outline a plan to move its weekend closing time back by three hours – from 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays to midnight.

The region's many bars and restaurants –- especially those in the District -– are vehemently opposed to this, but Metro's executives say it will give them more time to do badly-needed track work. They say closing three hours earlier would allow them to finish the work in half the time.

Metro's board will also hear about efforts to contain the costs of MetroAccess, its service for people with disabilities. Metro says, in the past decade and a half, the cost of this service has grown by more than 600 percent.

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