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Justin George

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Recent articles by Justin:

Metro board approves new budget amid fiscal uncertainty created by pandemic

Board members said the crisis means they will have to revisit the spending plan as early as June for the fiscal year that begins July 1. → Read More

Metro moves forward with budget for new fiscal year amid pandemic uncertainty

The board will vote on a revised fiscal 2021 budget on Thursday. → Read More

Nation’s transit agencies ask Congress for $25 billion in coronavirus aid

As debate rages on Senate floor, MTA , BART, Metro and others make case for their share of coronavirus relief money. → Read More

Metrobus riders will be required to board from rear doors, making rides essentially free

The transit agency is trying to balance public health and employee safety while providing service to those without any other means of transportation. → Read More

Metrobus limiting service to just 20 routes starting at 5 p.m. Saturday; one driver tests positive for coronavirus

Metrobus service will be reduced to just 20 routes beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday and continuing all day Sunday. It was unclear if more routes would be restored Monday. → Read More

Metro, facing a deficit of more than $50M due to coronavirus, seeks emergency federal aid

The transit agency is asking for immediate federal assistance under the "dire circumstances." → Read More

Metro further reduces service to protect front-line workers from coronavirus

Metro cuts transit service for the second time in two days to discourage all but essential rides and to further protect passengers and employees from the coronavirus. → Read More

Metro Transit Police officer tests positive for coronavirus prompting police station closure

The agency said more service cutbacks are possible to correspond with lower demand as local governments increase restrictions due to the virus. → Read More

Parking at three Metro stations to be reduced starting Sunday to prepare for summer rebuilding project

Parking lots at East Falls Church, West Falls Church and Vienna stations will become construction staging areas. → Read More

Metro to reduce transit service in response to the coronavirus outbreak

The public transit agency said it is moving to the next phase of its pandemic flu plan. → Read More

Virginia and Maryland look to loosen subsidy cap to help Metro increase service

Bills in Maryland and Virginia would let Metro exceed the 3 percent cap for new service. → Read More

Metro under investigation for handling of February fire at L’Enfant Plaza station

It’s the second time in two months that the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission has cited the agency for its response to a fire. → Read More

D.C. Council member proposes free public transit for residents

Council member Charles Allen said no budget cuts or tax increases would be needed to pay for his plan. → Read More

Metro activates pandemic task force as coronavirus threat looms

The transit agency says it has ordered 25 percent more disinfectant and cleaning supplies. → Read More

Limited late-night Metro service is hurting D.C. economy, study says

Commissioned by D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser, the study is being used to lobby Metro to restore late hours. → Read More

Fairfax Connector strike averted as tentative labor deal reached

The union representing Fairfax Connector workers and Transdev have reached a tentative agreement. → Read More

D.C. Council members want special panel to review Metro Transit Police abuse complaints

The call for a civilian review board comes after revelations transit police had an arrest contest. → Read More

Metro safety audit shows a lack of checks, records and rules

A Safety Commission gave Metro 45 days to come up with an improvement plan → Read More

Metro board calls for investigation of transit police arrest competition

A board member said tickets and citations issued during unsanctioned contest should be reviewed. → Read More

Metro Transit Police held a competition to encourage arrests and other enforcement

One officer won a gift card before the unsanctioned weekly contest was shut down. → Read More