Government offices, schools, courthouses and transit systems shut down in the mid-Atlantic region Monday as Hurricane Sandy off the coast kicked up a threatening combination of pounding rain, wind and tidal surges.
The D.C. transit system is urging travelers to sign up for email and text alerts to keep tabs on changes to bus and train schedules because of the approaching storm.
Metro says riders may see smaller fare hikes thanks to expense reductions and an improved ridership outlook.
Metro is seeking new members for an advisory committee that advises on ways to improve transit for senior citizens and people with disabilities.
Metro says serious crime has declined on the Washington-area transit system from 2010, but its crime rate was still higher last year than at five other major transit agencies.
Maryland transit planners say it’s too expensive and impractical to keep a popular recreation trail inside a downtown Bethesda tunnel alongside future Purple Line trains.
Washington’s mayor and the governors of Maryland and Virginia say they’re pleased with the safety improvements the Metro transit system has made over the past year.