The head of the beleaguered $3 billion project to extend Metro’s Silver Line through Tysons Corner is resigning.
The contractor building the Silver Line says it has completed the first phase of the project, which includes five stations taking Metro riders from East Falls Church to Wiehle Avenue in Reston.
Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia have each committed $25 million to fund upgrades to the Metro transit system.
Metro says rail and bus service will start the day as usual, but that may change as a winter storm moves into the region.
Metro is asking customers for comment on the transit agency’s proposed fiscal year 2015 budget and fare changes.
A forum has been scheduled to discuss the Red Line transit project in Baltimore.
As Metro ridership falls, some people are moving to other forms of public transit.
A Metro employee has been arrested and charged with stealing more than a dozen defibrillators from transit agency facilities and selling them online.
Regional transportation planners in Maryland are calling for a new bus system to serve residents in Howard, Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties.
Metro says it won’t operate the Silver Spring Transit Center as planned because flaws make it too expensive to maintain.
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown met Monday with federal transportation officials to reaffirm Maryland’s commitment to pursing two light rail projects that would cost about $1.5 billion each after lawmakers approved legislation this session to raise the state’s gas tax to boost transportation revenues and enhance opportunities for public-private partnerships in the state.
Instead of cowboys or cowgirls, the participants in a Roadeo held Sunday were Shore Transit employees. And the competitors didn’t hop onto animals, but instead into the driver’s seats of buses.