Showdown Over Late Night Hours on D.C. Metro

The general manager of D.C. Metro wants to extend limited late night rail service, in place for two years, into 2019 and beyond. Metro board members have had enough.
December 12, 2018, 6am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Natalie Delgadillo reports that members of the Metro Board of Directors are planning to veto a proposal by Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld to preserve limited night service on the D.C. Metrorail system.

Right now the system shuts down at 11:30 p.m. on most weeknights and 1 a.m. on the weekends. If the board members get there way, that will shift back to midnight closing times on weekdays and 3 a.m. closures on the weekends.

The limited late night hours date back to the SafeTrack repair program of 2016. Jack Evans and Corbett Price, and expected to veto the proposal to extend limited late night hours. Evans is quoted in the article saying he agreed to two years of limited late night service.

If the veto works, Metro riders will see late night service extended starting July 1, 2019.

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Published on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 in DCist
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