Metro's Track Work Angers Advocacy Group | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Metro's Track Work Angers Advocacy Group

Play associated audio
According to Metro, four stations are scheduled to shut down on the Green Line this weekend. Buses replace trains between Greenbelt and Fort Totten stations, adding nearly an hour of travel time.
Andrew Bossi, Flickr
According to Metro, four stations are scheduled to shut down on the Green Line this weekend. Buses replace trains between Greenbelt and Fort Totten stations, adding nearly an hour of travel time.

"The Action Committee for Transit" is expressing what it calls "deep concern" about Metro's scheduled maintenance, which coincides with a busy sports weekend in the District. The group is asking Metro to postpone the work, because of projected heavy ridership.

The Washington Nationals host Philly for a weekend series, and the Capitals host the Rangers in a Saturday playoff game.

All Metro lines are affected by track work. Most significantly, the Green Line, which serves both Nationals Park via the Navy Yard Station and the Verizon Center via Gallery Place.

According to Metro, four stations are scheduled to shut down on the Green Line this weekend. Buses replace trains between Greenbelt and Fort Totten stations, adding nearly an hour of travel time.

Ben Ross with the grassroots group charges highway agencies such as DDOT would not similarly inconvenience drivers for non-emergency maintenance.

"The transportation departments spend lots of money to keep lanes open when they do road repairs," says Ross. "Transit riders deserve the same consideration."

Work is scheduled to begin Friday at 10 p.m. and continue through system closing on Sunday.

NPR

'Tales' Of Pig Intelligence, Factory Farming And Humane Bacon

Journalist Barry Estabrook wanted to know more about the animal and its journey from the farm to his plate. In a new book, he explores the dichotomies of the industry that's raising our pork chops.
NPR

Natural GMO? Sweet Potato Genetically Modified 8,000 Years Ago

People have been farming — and eating — a GMO for thousands of years without knowing it. Scientists have found genes from bacteria in sweet potatoes around the world. So who made the GMO?
NPR

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee Announces Presidential Run

Huckabee, who previously sought the presidency in 2008, hosted a television program on Fox until January, when he ended the eponymous show to consider his political future.
NPR

As Emoji Spread Beyond Texts, Many Remain [Confounded Face] [Interrobang]

There's a growing tendency to bring the tiny hieroglyphs off of phones, but not everyone is fluent. New takes on emoji integration suggest misunderstanding may be remedied with universal translation.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.