Washington, DC-Baltimore Metro Area Updates

January 25, 2019

    MTA offers FREE rides for Federal Workers

    • The Maryland Transit Administration is offering free bus, Light RailLink, Metro and MARC service to unpaid federal government workers until the end of the partial government shutdown.
    • The state also is collecting food donations at 15 locations across the state in a program called #MDHelps, anticipating even greater need if the shutdown lasts beyond the end of February, when SNAP benefits — food stamps — will no longer be funded.


    Shutdown update

    • Federal agencies now have until January 25 to change the benefit status for furloughed employees. Employees should check their benefit status on or after January 28 to see if they will receive February benefits.

    Summary of Metrorail weekend service for Saturday, January 26 – Sunday, January 27:

    • Green Line Regular intervals
    • Red Line Trains every 9-18 minutes
    • Orange Line Trains every 20 minutes
    • Silver Line Trains every 20 minutes, Wiehle-Reston East to New Carrollton
    • Blue Line Buses replace trains between Franconia-Springfield and Braddock Rd
    • Yellow Line Buses replace trains between Huntington and Braddock Rd


    How can Moovit help you?

    • Check when your bus or train is coming in real time with Moovit’s flashing arrival estimates. Learn more here: Moovit Real Time.
    • Traveling in a wheelchair or with a stroller? Use Moovit’s accessible trip planner!
    • For the latest information check @wmata or @metrorailinfo for up-to-the-minute station information
    • Always check service alerts found in the Alerts tab, to make sure you have the latest information
    • Make sure to check for changes to schedules before getting on-board

    Learn more about checking Alerts in Moovit in Moovit’s Help Center or on Moovit’s Blog.

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