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Public transit ridership continues post-COVID bounce back
Some four years later, public transit agencies are still adjusting to new ridership habits caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. After falling to 20% of pre-pandemic levels in April 2020, ridership on U.S. transit agencies is now at about 77% of pre-pandemic levels
Fairfax Connector suspends bus service as workers go on strike
Due to the walk-off, Fairfax Connector has suspended service on 93 of its routes, starting at 9 a.m. The bus system serves approximately 26,000 passengers daily, according to its website.
Red, Green Line work affecting Metro service this weekend
Metro said that on Saturday and Sunday, the Bethesda, Friendship Heights and Tenleytown-AU stations would be closed. It would have free shuttle buses replacing these trains between the Van Ness and Medical Center stations.
Metro enhances safety with increased police patrols on trains and buses, more than 30,000 cameras in use systemwide
To supplement this effort, Metro is also utilizing more than 30,000 cameras on buses, trains, and in stations, making it possible for MTPD to respond to incidents and emergencies faster.
New federal program will provide $250M to advance multimodal solutions
The program will provide funding to projects that improve coordination with transit, optimize existing highway capacity and transit systems, reduce highway congestion and the economic and environmental costs associated with congestion, and encourage other modes of travel.
The infrastructure law could increase transportation emissions
Critics say highway expansion creates induced demand and contributes to increased carbon emissions.
FTA awards $213 million to Maryland Transit Administration to replace aging light-rail vehicles
The grant will support the MTA's efforts to replace all 52 aging light-rail vehicles in its fleet with new, modern railcars.
Metro sign program expansion aims to makebus, rail navigation easier for riders
In documents released this week, Metro said it plans to expand the testing of the new signs. Soon, both Metro Center and Gallery Place are expected to receive some similar signs, and in the spring, Rosslyn will begin receiving all the same types of signs as at L’Enfant Plaza.
Would Baltimore be better off with a regional transit authority?
The woes riders face go so far beyond a general sense of public transportation stagnation that local advocates gave the MTA a D+ grade on its performance in 2023.
Fairfax Connector operators and mechanics go on strike; buses could be delayed or canceled
Lynn said the union will be on strike “as long as necessary” to get a fair contract. They’re fighting for retirement security.
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