The Transportation Department has committed $1.28 billion toward the construction of Metro’s silver line in the form of a low-interest loan.
Metro says riders on the red and orange lines will wait longer for trains this weekend.
Metro says its rail system will stay open an additional hour to help riders get home from the Washington Redskins’ preseason game at FedEx Field.
Metro says free shuttle buses will replace trains on a section of the red line this weekend.
Nearly 10,000 people have used Metro’s five new Silver Line stations during the morning rush hour.
Metro is simulating service on its new Silver Line, with just five days left before it opens to rail commuters.
When Metro’s new Silver Line opens later this month, it will provide the first public transportation link between the National Air and Space Museum’s locations in D.C. and northern Virginia.
Metro says weekend work will only affect the red line over the Independence Day holiday weekend.
Fares are going up for riders of Washington’s Metro transit system.
Metro is closing three subway stations and platforms on the red line this weekend and will offer free shuttle buses as an alternative.
Metro says buses will replace trains on a section of the red line this weekend, and passengers traveling on the blue and yellow lines will also wait longer for trains.
Metro’s general manager says he hopes to announce this week the long-awaited start date for Silver Line service in northern Virginia.