Last week was the busiest week ever for Virginia Railway Express, as some commuters looked for transit options beyond the Metro system, which was in the middle of its latest maintenance surge on the Yellow Line.
The combination of declining ridership and ballooning labor costs have set the stage for yearly deficits in excess of $1 billion inside of a few years, according to a new report presented to the WMATA board this week.
Shuttles ferrying passengers around the station closures for SafeTrack Surge No. 4 will continue to stay bogged down in Route 1 traffic, despite complaints from riders and Congressman Don Beyer (D-Va.).
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