Metro Taking Steps to Keep Buses, Trains Running

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The D.C. transit system is urging travelers to sign up for email and text alerts to keep tabs on changes to bus and train schedules because of the approaching storm.

Metro spokesman Dan Stessel says crews were preparing Friday for an expected storm of heavy wind and rains by checking drainage stations and placing sandbags at locations prone to flooding.

He says rain isn't generally a problem for the Metro system, but powerful and sustained winds can lead to speed limits for trains or even curtail service altogether.

Stessel says because the Washington region is so dependent on Metro, the system will do its best to accommodate its riders' needs -- including ramping up service in the event of an early dismissal of federal government employees.


WHSV.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, no links, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WHSV-TV3
50 North Main Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801 540-433-9191 - Switchboard 540-433- 4028 - Fax 540-433-2700 - News Fax

WSVF Public Inspection File

Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 176009101 - whsv.com/a?a=176009101