Monday, November 12, 2012
The Action Committee for Transit says insufficient Metro service left passengers standing on platforms north of Friendship Heights.
Update, 3 p.m.: Metro spokeswoman Caroline Lukas said that while Metro hasn't yet reviewed the ACT statement, ridership numbers and wait times, she's aware that some riders are displeased wih Monday's level of service. "Some people felt that wait times were longer than what they thought was appropriate for a Monday," Lukas said. However, Lukas said Metro ran service today that's typical for a federal holiday, when ridership normally drops about 20 to 30 percent from regular workday levels. Three-day weekends are important for Metro to complete necessary track work, Lukas said. Original Post: Transit riders advocacy group Action Committee for Transit said Red Line service north of Friendship Heights was insufficient to meet rider demand …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Local businesses salute our service men and women with special deals year-round as well as on Veterans Day.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
A number of local businesses are saluting veterans, military service men and women and their families this Veterans Day by offering local discounts, specials and promotions. Here's a guide to specials, taken from themilitarywallet.com—check the site for the latest deals. Two important notes: Free food: Store discounts: Free activities:
A history of Veterans Day and guide to local veteran events.
Friday, November 9, 2012
On Monday, Nov. 12, Metro trains will run on a Saturday schedule, and Metrobuses will run on a "Saturday Supplemental" schedule.
Red Line trains will single track this weekend between Grosvenor and Friendship Heights to allow for rail and fastener renewal, as well as for tunnel leak repairs, Metro reported on its website. Trains will operate every 20 minutes between Shady Grove and Glenmont, according to Metro. Between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday, additional trains will operate between Friendship Heights and Glenmont, resulting in service an average of every 10 minutes between those stations. Metro advised passengers traveling through the work zone to allow about 10 minutes of additional travel time. Veterans Day information: On Monday, Nov. 12—Veterans Day, observed—Metro trains will run on a Saturday schedule. The system will open at 5 a.m. and …
A history of Veterans Day and what's open and closed.
This Sunday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day, a time to recognize and honor those who have served in our nation’s military. But why that day? The Treaty of Versailles, which ended World War I, took effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed "November 11" as the first remembrance of the end of the Great War: To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations… In 1926, Congress …
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Montgomery Village family gets a Veteran's Day homecoming.