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Metro is preparing for large crowds and traffic detours during Pope Francis’ three-day visit to Washington, D.C. Tuesday, September 22 through Thursday, September 24. Specific details on the visit are still in the planning stages, but Metro wants every passenger to start getting ready now with these key tips:

On Metrorail, expect station & service adjustments. Some station entrances may be temporarily closed based on security needs. Trains and stations near Papal events may experience heavy crowds.

  • Expect Metrobus detours.Many Metrobus routes near Papal events and the parade route will be detoured or shortened. Click for complete details.
  • Regular hours and fares in effect. Metrorail will open at 5 a.m. and close at midnight both days of the Papal visit. Regular weekday fares and parking fees will be in effect.
  • Pope Francis Visit to D.C. Travel Information




Metro is continuously working to create a better bus service for you and your clients. Metro is proposing service changes to select bus routes based on input from customers and the region.

Please take a moment to review the attached flyer (English and Spanish on reverse) to see if a bus route that serves your clients will be impacted. You can print the 2-sided flyer directly or let me know how many you would like for me to send to your organization.

Information is also available online at: Select your jurisdiction for details.

DOWNLOAD - BetterBus flyer English-Spanish





Apply now to join our Accessibility Advisory Committee.

Senior citizens and people with disabilities have a chance to help make Metro better. We’re currently accepting applications from customers
for vacancies on our Accessibility Advisory Committee. The committee reports directly to Metro’s Board of Directors and advises Metro staff on ways to improve Metrobus, Metrorail and MetroAccess.

For more information or to apply:

Go to, roll over Accessibility and click on Advisory Committee in the drop-down menu. To apply, click on Applications for Vacancies in the first sentence. If you’d like an application mailed to you or need the application in an accessible format, please call 202-962-1100.

Apply today. - Deadline to Apply is Monday, March 30, 2015 at 5 p.m.

Accessibility Advisory Committee Information Page

Call for Applications to Serve on the Accessibility Advisory Committee




Orange Line Station Closures; Red & Blue Line Single Tracking

Weekend highlights include:
Buses will replace Orange Line trains between West Falls Church and Vienna from 12:01 a.m. Saturday until Sunday closing. Dunn Loring and Vienna stations will be closed. 
Shuttle buses will operate on two routes: Express stop buses will operate between Vienna and West Falls Church with no intermediate stops (add up to 25 minutes of additional travel time) and local buses will operate between Vienna and West Falls Church, making an intermediate stop Dunn Loring (allow 15 minutes of travel time for each station stop).

Red Line trains will operate every 16 minutes between Shady Grove & Glenmont beginning at 10:00 p.m. Friday through system closing on Sunday, and every 8-10 minutes between Grosvenor & NoMa-Gallaudet U Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. only.

On Saturday only, Blue Line trains will arrive and depart every 20 minutes at Franconia-Springfield.  Trains between Van Dorn St and Largo Town Center will operate at regular Saturday intervals.

See the attachment for more information about this weekend’s track work, read the advisory, or view which lists all detailed advisories and alerts.

Download - WMATANov212014TrackWorkNotice




ABC Channel 7 -
By Rachel Schaerr
November 8, 2014



Metro will host a community meeting to present service improvement proposals for the Annandale service area metro(Metrobus Routes 16A, 16D, 16L, 29C, 29E, 29G, 29H, 29X). The meeting is being held to gather public comment on service improvement proposals in advance of future Public Hearings on Metrobus service changes scheduled for late summer.

The public meeting will be held:

June 17, 2014 – 5:30-7:30 p.m.
George Mason Regional Library
7001 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003

This meeting will be held in an open-house format in the library’s meeting room.  Metro staff will be present to present service proposals, answer questions and receive comments.

More information.

In light of severe weather expected to impact the DC Metropolitan area on October 29thand 30th, Metro has elected to postpone the Accessibility Excellence Awards program, originally scheduled to take place on the evening of October 30th. We are currently working out the logistics for selecting a new date for the event, and once the date is selected you will be notified by invitation.

 We apologize for any inconvenience, but this decision has been made in the best interests of caution and safety for all event participants and attendees. We look forward to seeing you at the rescheduled event. If you have any questions, please or call 202-962-1100.

Have a safe weekend!

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