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.
- 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:
Trains every 9-18 minutes
Trains every 20 minutes
Trains every 20 minutes, Wiehle-Reston East to New Carrollton
Buses replace trains between Franconia-Springfield and Braddock Rd
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 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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