Metrorail riders will soon see more trains during the morning and afternoon rush hours.
Metro says shuttle buses will replace trains on a part of the orange line this weekend, leading to delays of 20 minutes for customers using the bus.
The nine people killed in a Metrorail crash in June 2009 in northeast Washington will be honored with a plaque near the crash site next month.
Metro has a new map.
Metro officials have known for six years that some of the agency’s rail cars have brake parts that fail sooner than expected, but the transit agency did not upgrade the equipment because it didn’t have the money.
Metro has pulled 16 rail cars out of service as a precaution because they have the same brake equipment as a car that experienced a problem earlier this week.
Maintenance work will affect four of Metro’s five lines this weekend.
Public transit in the Washington area is expected to run on a regular schedule as Hurricane Irene moves north.
Maintenance work on four of Metro’s five lines will cause delays of up to 20 minutes for travelers this weekend.
Metro says it is adding a three-person team to its communication staff to provide alerts to riders about bus service problems.
Metro riders traveling on parts of the red, orange and blue lines should expect delays on Friday and Saturday but the agency says there will be no track work scheduled for Sunday or the Fourth of July holiday.
Five stations on Metro’s orange line are closed this weekend as the transit agency does major work. The orange line is shut down between Stadium-Armory and New Carrollton.