Written reprimands, suspensions and the demotion of a supervisor are among the actions taken by General Manager Paul Wiedefeld, according to a memo to employees. A train operator already has been fired in the incident.
Effective Friday, Transport DC — a District-subsidized taxicab service for people with disabilities — is being scaled back. One group of involved citizens is demanding that they not be left behind in the new age of urban mobility.
There had been speculation that SafeTrack would push riders off Metro, causing near-permanent surge pricing for Uber riders. Martin Di Caro looks at how they have worked to keep more drivers on the road and available.
For 16 days Metro contractors labored on the elevated tracks on the eastern side of D.C. On July 3, the transit authority issued a progress report claiming “all critical tasks completed.” But in the two weeks since the project ended, commuters have been repeatedly stuck in delays, and they are wondering why.
Traffic was somewhat worse during each of Metro’s first four “maintenance surges” of the SafeTrack rebuilding program and commuters started their highway trips earlier than normal, according to an analysis by the regional transportation planners.
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.
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