Metro service cuts due to pandemic could severely hurt federal commuters

Finances of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority have collapsed under the pandemic. Weekday service could soon start to look like the weekend,…

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Agencies offer mixed messages on telework during summer Metro closures

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OPM pushes alternate work schedules while feds feel strain of Metro maintenance

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How is your agency responding to Metro maintenance?

OPM allowed each federal agency to decide how it would deal with the ongoing Metro Safetrack maintenance plan. Here’s how they’ve responded.

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OPM creates interagency council to deal with Metro maintenance plan

OPM acting Director Beth Cobert gives agencies initial guidance to deal with the impending closures of the Washington, D.C. area subway system. In the…

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Metro employee shuts down escalators to the McPherson Square Station in Washington, Wednesday, March 16, 2016. The Metro subway system that serves the nation's capital and its Virginia and Maryland suburbs shut down for a full-day fo an emergency safety inspection of its third-rail power cables. Making for unusual commute, as the lack of service is forcing some people on the roads, while others are staying home or teleworking. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

D.C. Metrorail will reopen at 5 a.m. on March 17

Washington Metro Area Transit Authority General Manager Paul Wiedefeld announced during a press conference March 16 that the D.C. Metrorail will reopen around 5 a.m. on Thursday. He cautioned that some areas may be under single tracking conditions if further need for repairs are discovered.

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