Friday, March 29, 2013
The work will cause a 10 minute delay between the Greenbelt and College Park stations.
Although no track work is scheduled for this weekend on the Green Line, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority said that starting Sunday night there would be late night repairs that could affect some commuters in Prince George's County. According to WMATA's website, Metro riders should expect a 10-minute delay between the Greenbelt and College Park stations starting at 10 p.m. until closing every day Sunday, March 31 to Thursday, April 4. Tell Us: Does weekend track work affect your plans?
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The popular bus arrival time app has gone dark.
NextBusDC, a smartphone app that had been tracking the arrival times of Metro buses for users since 2009, has quit working, according to a Washington Post story. The app, which is the end product of a partnership between NextBus—a company that tracks transit system data, and AppTight, which makes the data user-friendly in an app format, stopped working on Dec. 20, according to the In The Capital website. In The Capital reported that a contractual relationship between the two companies “ceased,” with NextBus receiving only three days’ notice and AppTight no notice at all. AppTight’s Kelly Beener remarked that only the data feed to the DC app has stopped, and the San Francisco version continues to function. NextBus’ Ken Schmier told The …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Last of 178 safer rail switches laid in Hyattsville late Monday night.
While Metro was closed in our area over the weekend, Metro workers were busy laying the final pieces of new equipment called for in National Transportation Safety Board recommendations. According to Metro officials, late Monday night Metro workers completed the installation of the final "guarded eight" rail switch just outside of Prince George's Plaza Metro Station on the Green Line in Hyattsville. And while it's not quite the golden spike of rail lore, the new rail switches make it harder for trains to derail when moving from one track to the other. In 2007, following a series of derailments at switches, The NTSB recommended that Metro upgrade all 178 of its switches to guarded eights. The fix was not cheap, coming in with a $57 …