Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Travel

Filming of New Netflix Movie to Cause Road Closures in DC

Rustin, an upcoming Netflix drama, will start filming in Washington DC, prompting the temporary closure of several streets on Thursday.

Gun Owners Sue DC to Carry Concealed Firearms on Metro Vehicles

A group of gun rights activists filed a federal lawsuit against DC, demanding the right to carry concealed guns on Metro buses and trains. 

Metro Ridership Still Below Pandemic Levels But Exceeds Forecasts

Metro ridership has surpassed predicted levels through the first three quarters of 2022 by 40 percent, while remaining below pre-pandemic levels.

DC Circulator Bus Drivers End Strike After Three Days

The union which represents DC Circulator bus drivers announced the end of a three-day strike after reaching an agreement with their employer.

Metro Transit Police Launch New Safety Program to Fight Crime

Metro Transit Police introduced new safety initiatives to increase police visibility on buses, trains, and in stations to curb crime. 

Face Masks No Longer Mandatory on DC Circulator and Streetcar

Wearing face masks is now optional when riding the DC Circulator and DC Streetcar, DDOT announced on April 21.

Metrorail Increases Weekend Service for Cherry Blossom Season

As DC's cherry blossoms reach peak bloom, Metro is operating more trains on weekends until mid-April to accommodate more visitors.

Hackers Take Over DC Metro’s Twitter Account, Make Obscene Posts

DC Metro's Twitter account was hacked and used to make obscene posts before it was recovered Monday morning.