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Metro bus, Rail and Paratransit Services Continue Operating on Regular Weekend Schedule

Metro bus, Rail and Paratransit Services Continue Operating on Regular Weekend Schedule

According to WMATA: Metrorail ridership so far today is down about 40%. As of 3pm, 79,923 riders vs. 136,062 at 3pm last Saturday

Metro's Operations Control Center continues to closely monitor the track of Hurricane Irene as the storm moves northward.

Based on current National Weather Service forecasts, Metro bus, rail and paratransit services are expected to continue operating on a regular weekend schedule Saturday.  There are currently no planned service changes as a result of weather, and there are no reported delays or detours as of 2:15 p.m.

Metro is actively monitoring conditions and receiving updates from the National Weather Service. Should any service changes become necessary, Metro will advise customers at wmata.com, on Twitter @wmata, via broadcast traffic services and email alerts.

Amtrak Service Cancellation

From AlertDC:

Amtrak and USDOT report that all rail service south of Washington D.C. has been cancelled from Friday through Sunday, due to expected impact from Hurricane Irene.  Amtrak will make further announcements regarding service as the storm progresses.

Metrorail to Resume Normal Operations

As of 5:00 a.m. this morning, metrorail has resumed normal operations. Extensive testing was done overnight last night after the 5.8 quake that shook the Washington D.C. area. WMATA's full release is available here.

HOV Restrictions Lifted for Today

According to VDOT, the HOV restrictions have been lifted (this afternoon only) for 66, 395, and 95.

Metro Track Work Planned for the Weekend of August 12-14

Metro Track Work Planned for the Weekend of August 12-14


Metro's rebuilding efforts will continue this weekend on the Red, Orange, Blue and Yellow lines. The work will begin around 10 p.m. tonight and continue through closing on Sunday, August 14. 

*Here are the complete details! 

Sobriety Checkpoints for 4th of July Weekend

Sobriety Checkpoints for 4th of July Weekend

An increased amount of motorists and pedestrians will be traveling throughout Maryland for the holiday weekend and Prince George's County wants to make sure they arrive safely to their destinations. In an effort to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol-related crashes,The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Special Operations Division will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in the central portion of the County on Friday, July 1, 2011 from 9:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. as part of a safe 4th of July holiday weekend.

Each year drunk driving is a major cause of injury and fatal collisions. The objective is to send a clear message to those who are considering driving a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol and encourage all drivers to designate a sober driver if they choose to drink.

For more information, contact the Prince George's County Police Department’s Press Information Office at (301) 772-4710.