• Metro Jan 1

    “We Don't Have the Money”: DC Metrobus Riders Concerned Over the Return of Fares

    Metrobus riders are going to see a big change in the new year. Starting Sunday, riders will once again board from the front of the bus and they will have to pay. But amid an ongoing pandemic that has cost thousands their jobs, the return of bus fares is frustrating for many D.C.-area residents. One of them is Nana,...

  • coronavirus Dec 31, 2020

    Riders Frustrated Over the Return of Metrobus Fares

    Metrobus riders are going to see a big change in the new year. Starting Sunday, riders will once again board from the front of the bus and they will have to pay. News4’s Adam Tuss reports.

  • coronavirus Aug 18, 2020

    Metro Restoring Service to Pre-Pandemic Levels

    Metrorail service has increased to the highest levels since the pandemic began – and more stations are opening soon. On Sunday, Metro restored Silver Line service for the first time since Memorial Day and six Fairfax County stations reopened. The East Falls Church and Arlington Cemetery stations will open on Sunday, Aug. 23 after being closed for months. In addition,…

  • coronavirus Aug 17, 2020

    Metro Increases Rail Service

    Metrorail service has increased to the highest levels since the pandemic began – and two more stations are opening next weekend. News4’s Adam Tuss has a closer look at the transit agency’s plans.

  • Metro Jun 22, 2020

    Metro to Reopen Rail Stations, Add Bus Service as Region Reopens

    Metro will inch closer to normal starting Sunday.  As the D.C. area moves into phase two of lifted coronavirus-related restrictions, Metro will reopen some rail stations and add bus service, officials announced Monday.  Twelve Metro rail stations will reopen Sunday, including the Smithsonian, Cleveland Park and College Park stations. Shuttle bus service will be added at the East Falls...

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  • coronavirus May 14, 2020

    Face Masks to Be Required on Metro, Buses

    D.C. will impose sweeping new face mask requirements starting this weekend, an executive order Wednesday by the mayor says. Masks also will be required in the entire Metro system, the general manager announced Thursday. As the coronavirus continues to spread, masks will be required in D.C. whenever anyone is around others for essential business or travel.  Masks or face coverings...

  • coronavirus May 13, 2020

    DC Stay-at-Home Order Extended Until June 8

    Mayor Muriel Bowser says D.C. is not seeing enough of a decline in community transmissions, and extended the stay-at-home order to last through June 8. News4’s Mark Segraves reports D.C. is also requiring most residents to wear masks when they go outside of their house.

  • coronavirus Apr 15, 2020

    Metro Urges Riders to Cover Their Faces

    Metro is asking everyone who rides its buses, trains and MetroAccess vehicles to wear face masks or cloth face coverings to try to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The transit agency cited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which recommended in early April that everyone wear masks in public settings where social distancing is difficult to maintain. Commuters…

  • Metro Apr 14, 2020

    Metro Considering Requiring Bus Riders to Wear Face Masks

    Metro’s pandemic task force is looking at the possibility of requiring anyone who rides the bus to wear a face mask, leaders told News4. Bus riders already have to wear masks in Frederick County, and riders in Prince George’s County will have to do so starting Wednesday.  Transit workers across the region are increasingly nervous about their exposure to...

  • coronavirus Mar 25, 2020

    Metro Closing 17 More Stations to Conserve Cleaning Supplies, Protect Employees

    Metro will closed 17 more stations Thursday in an effort to reserve cleaning supplies and protect its employees amid the coronavirus pandemic. The following stations will be closed until further notice: Federal Center SW Federal Triangle Mt Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center Judiciary Square Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter Greensboro Eisenhower Ave Virginia Square Cleveland Park Grosvenor-Strathmore Cheverly Clarendon East Falls Church College…

  • coronavirus Mar 24, 2020

    Metro to Announce More Station Closures

    Metro is preparing to close more of its stations to protect employees, but to also reserve cleaning supplies. News4’s Adam Tuss reports.

  • coronavirus Mar 23, 2020

    Metro Scales Back Service This Week Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

    Metro announced Sunday it is significantly scaling back service during the work week “as the COVID-19 outbreak continues to disrupt all aspects of life in the region.” Here is the service plan for the week of Monday, March 23 to Friday, March 27: Metrorail: Trains will operate every 20 minutes on all lines except the Red Line. Red Line trains…

  • coronavirus Mar 22, 2020

    Metrobus Operator Tests Positive for Coronavirus, Metro Says

    Metro has confirmed to News4 that one of its bus drivers has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The Metrobus operator is based out of the Bladensburg Bus Division. Metro says professional contractors cleaned and disinfected the buses in that division of the system overnight. The division reopened without restrictions this morning. Metro says that according to the D.C....

  • WMATA Mar 2, 2020

    Montgomery County Residents Invited to Weigh in on Metrobus Cuts

    After WMATA announced potential changes to dozens of bus lines that serve Montgomery County, local leaders are inviting residents to weigh in. Metro’s proposed budget for 2021 includes cuts to four bus routes that would impact 65,000 residents of the Maryland county, Council Vice President Tom Hucker said in a release Wednesday. “The WMATA General Manager’s proposed bus cuts would…

  • Montgomery County Mar 2, 2020

    Metrobus Cuts Proposed in Montgomery County

    Metro has proposed eliminating some bus routes in Montgomery County. News4’s Justin Finch reports that residents will have a chance to share their opinions on the possible changes.

  • dc metro Feb 8, 2020

    Metrobus Strikes, Kills Pedestrian in DC

    A Metrobus struck and killed a man in Washington, D.C., Friday morning. Rickey Carey, 38, of no fixed address, died at the scene, D.C. police said. The Metrobus was traveling southbound on Southern Avenue, between Valley Terrace and 13th Street SW, on the D12 route, Metro said. A car swerved to avoid a pedestrian, then hit the Metrobus, D.C....

  • METROBUS Feb 8, 2020

    Metrobus Hit by Car Before Fatally Striking Pedestrian

    A car hit a Metrobus which ended up hitting a man who was walking across the street. That man died. Juliana Valencia reports.

  • METROBUS Jan 22, 2020

    Metrobus Strikes, Damages Multiple Cars in Cleveland Park

    A Metrobus on the H4 route damaged multiple cars early Tuesday at Porter and Connecticut streets NW.

  • DC Jan 22, 2020

    Metrobus Slams Into Parked Cars in Northwest DC

    Some D.C. residents are picking up the pieces after a Metrobus slammed into nearly a dozen parked cars overnight. News4’s Adam Tuss reports.

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