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Help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19 with these simple steps.
03/09/2020

Help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19 with these simple steps.

Happy International Women's Day!
03/06/2020

Happy International Women's Day!

In celebration of International Women’s Day this Sunday, please join us as we recognize some of the women that work at Metro. Each holds a different position, comes from a different background, but all have one thing in common: they help keep us and the DMV region moving.

Today is the first day of Virginia Telework Week! Save time and money by cutting your commute and working from home.
03/02/2020

Today is the first day of Virginia Telework Week! Save time and money by cutting your commute and working from home.

Employers are encouraged to try a pilot telework program for their employees during Virginia Telework Week, March 2–6. Teleworking just one day a week can make a big difference to your employees and your company.

Learn more: teleworkva.org

Want to be the next Allison Friedel? Apply to the Art in Transit program!
02/28/2020

Want to be the next Allison Friedel? Apply to the Art in Transit program!

Share some love for Allison Friedel and her amazing artwork on display throughout the Metro system! Allison is the first local artist to have her art displayed on our digital screens as part of Metro’s Art in Transit program. Want to see your art on the big screen? We’re now accepting applications! Learn more about Art in Transit and apply at wmata.com/arts. #wmata

📷: IG/allisonfriedel

Have thoughts on Metro's budget? Share them tonight or online!
02/26/2020

Have thoughts on Metro's budget? Share them tonight or online!

Tonight is the final hearing on Metro's FY2021 budget. Join us at #WMATA Headquarters building to provide your comments in person. Not able to make it? Learn more about our FY 2021 budget and provide your feedback at wmata.com/budget until 5 PM, Monday, March 2.

Commuter Connections
02/25/2020

Commuter Connections

Thinking about switching to public transit or carpooling? Here’s a little extra encouragement to leave your car at home! Get a free Guaranteed Ride Home in case of unexpected illness, emergencies, or unscheduled overtime. Register or renew today for free at commuterconnections.org or 800.745.RIDE. Some restrictions apply.

Donations are being accepted between 9:30 am and 3:30 pm tomorrow!
02/21/2020
Fairfax County Government

Donations are being accepted between 9:30 am and 3:30 pm tomorrow!

Fight hunger, feed hope – local food pantries need our help! Stuff the Bus will be collecting food and household item donations on Saturday, February 22, at the Fox Mill Giant in Herndon.

Find out more about collection hours and the program below.

There are so many great local events this weekend! Happy Valentine's Day 💓 https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news2/fairfax-c...
02/14/2020
Fairfax County Weekender - Feb. 14-16, 2020 - Fairfax County Government NewsCenter

There are so many great local events this weekend! Happy Valentine's Day 💓 https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news2/fairfax-county-weekender-feb-14-16-2020/?fbclid=IwAR1jPYjy7y-dKNJ2C3wUrKiULmphrNLBKZrLZVR8iXWA2OjKgGQem12Uxsc

Feb. 14: Love is in the Air Courtship in the Animal World Campfire: Turtles, frogs, insects, birds and even fish all have unique techniques for finding that special someone. Learn more and enjoy a short hike before sitting around a campfire to roast marshmallows. From 6 to 7 p.m. at Ellanor C. Lawre...

Heads up for Vienna station users!
02/07/2020

Heads up for Vienna station users!

Heads up if you're using the Orange or Silver lines this weekend. Due to preparation for the Summer Platform Improvement Project, free shuttle buses will replace trains at Vienna, Dunn Loring and East Falls Church stations. More information here:
https://www.wmata.com/service/status/details/weekend.cfm

🚌If you're new to Fairfax Connector or haven't ridden in a while, take a moment to read their rider guide for helpful ti...
01/31/2020

🚌If you're new to Fairfax Connector or haven't ridden in a while, take a moment to read their rider guide for helpful tips before you hop on the bus!🚌

New to Fairfax Connector? Read our rider guide for important information such as passenger rules, how to board the bus, paying your fare, and more. http://bit.ly/36CE2cG

Metro will operate on a Saturday schedule this Monday, January 20th.
01/17/2020

Metro will operate on a Saturday schedule this Monday, January 20th.

On Martin Luther King Jr Day, Monday, January 20, Metro will open at 5:00 a.m. and close at 11:30 p.m. Trains operate on a Saturday schedule, off-peak fares will be in effect all day and parking will be free at all Metro parking facilities. Details http://ora.cl/8LB28 #wmata

Metro Forward
01/15/2020

Metro Forward

Do you use Google Maps? Planning Ⓜ️ trips is now more accurate than ever with real-time train and bus data built right into the app! #wmata #TRBAM

Be extra careful and keep an eye out for ice on your walk home from the Metro station this evening. ❄️
01/08/2020

Be extra careful and keep an eye out for ice on your walk home from the Metro station this evening. ❄️

As you travel to your stops this morning, passengers are reminded to plan extra time for your commutes and to please keep an eye out for icy road/sidewalk conditions. Ice will be very possible throughout the morning rush until temps begin to warm. Encounter ice? When in doubt, walk like a 🐧.

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12/16/2019

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Metro is mobile ready, GM/CEO Wiedefeld announces. SmarTrip is coming to iPhone & Apple Watch next year. More announcements soon! #wmata #Apple #iPhone ‬

11/27/2019
Metro Forward

Metro Forward

On Thanksgiving Day, the Metrorail system will open at 8 a.m. and close at 11:00 p.m. Trains will operate on a Sunday schedule. (every 15 minutes during daytime hours) Off-peak fares will be in effect all day and parking will be free at all Metrorail parking facilities.

Metrobus will operate on a Sunday schedule and all MetroAccess subscription trips will be canceled. Details at http://ora.cl/Ph8nF #wmata

Fairfax Connector
11/26/2019

Fairfax Connector

Over the Thanksgiving Holiday, Fairfax Connector will operate Sunday Service on Thursday, Nov. 28 and Holiday Weekday Service on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. Find out how your route is operating here: http://bit.ly/33hvsP4.

👋So long Vaden Drive bridge! The final portion of the bridge will be demolished this weekend. For information on what to...
11/21/2019
Transform 66 in Northern Virginia

👋So long Vaden Drive bridge! The final portion of the bridge will be demolished this weekend. For information on what to expect, visit www.Transform66.org.

Transform 66 in Northern Virginia INSIDE and OUTSIDE the beltway.

Happy Halloween! Enjoy trick or treating and be extra careful with your little pumpkins!
10/31/2019

Happy Halloween! Enjoy trick or treating and be extra careful with your little pumpkins!

#PumpkinHumor - Who helps little pumpkins cross the road safely? A: The crossing gourd.

10/30/2019
Going to a Nationals Game 7 Watch Party tonight? Metro will stay open a full hour after the game from four stations, thanks to Pepco | WMATA

Going to a Nationals Game 7 Watch Party tonight? Metro will stay open a full hour after the game from four stations! #FINISHTHEFIGHT

Nationals fans attending Game 7 watch parties can take Metro home thanks to support from Pepco. Metro General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld today announced that four stations located near major watch party events will remain open for entry after the system’s regular 11:30 p.m. closing time.

The Vaden Drive bridge over I-66 is scheduled to close for approximately 10 months beginning on or about Friday, Oct. 18...
10/14/2019

The Vaden Drive bridge over I-66 is scheduled to close for approximately 10 months beginning on or about Friday, Oct. 18.

For more information about construction activities and impacts around the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metrorail Station, visit the Transform 66 Project website: http://bit.ly/2Bb73yR

10/07/2019

SERVICE ALERT - Orange Line trains will operate approx every 15 minutes today, even at rush hour, with single tracking between Farragut West & McPherson Sq.
Metro is strongly encouraging customers on these lines to consider using alternate travel modes today to avoid delays.

10/01/2019
Metro encourages Nationals, Mystics fans to take the train to the game on Tuesday, Oct 1 | WMATA

Metro encourages Nationals, Mystics fans to take the train to the game on Tuesday, Oct 1 | WMATA

On Tuesday, the Washington Mystics will take on the Connecticut Sun in Game 2 of the WNBA Finals as the Washington Nationals host the National League Wild Card game. Metro is prepared to accommodate fans by running additional trains on the Green Line, both before and after the games, as we always do...

Fairfax Connector
09/17/2019

Fairfax Connector

Happy Try Transit Week! Every day thousands of Virginians use transit. That transit usage helps commuters save money, reduces traffic congestion, helps the environment and provides economic opportunity, so thank you in advance for pledging to try transit, or for your continued dedication to transit options! Throughout the week we will be sharing testimonials and chances for commuters who use transit to win Echo Dots. Stay tuned!
http://bit.ly/34M09xx

09/14/2019

Good morning Flats residents! Come see us this morning from 9:30 - 11 for games, fun, coffee and doughnuts! We will be between buildings 2905 and 2907.

Thank you to everyone from the Towns that came out for Community Night! We had a blast and hope you did too!
09/13/2019

Thank you to everyone from the Towns that came out for Community Night! We had a blast and hope you did too!

Our friends at Providence Community Center are hosting their annual Community Day this Saturday, Sept. 7, from 10AM - 2P...
09/05/2019

Our friends at Providence Community Center are hosting their annual Community Day this Saturday, Sept. 7, from 10AM - 2PM. Stop by for food, music, and fun!

Traffic changes near the Vienna Station begin this month.Hear details on the permanent closure of the Saintsbury Drive r...
09/04/2019
Traffic Changes Begin In September Near Vienna Metrorail Station - Newsroom | Virginia Department of Transportation

Traffic changes near the Vienna Station begin this month.
Hear details on the permanent closure of the Saintsbury Drive ramp and the temporary closure of Vaden Drive over I-66 at the Transform 66 Construction Update Meeting TONIGHT from 6:30 - 8:30 PM at the Providence Community Center.

FAIRFAX – New traffic changes will take effect around the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metro Station in the coming weeks as part of the I-66 Express Lanes Outside the Beltway Project, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). On or about Sept.

Traffic changes near the Vienna Station begin in September. Hear details on the permanent closure of the Saintsbury Driv...
08/27/2019
Traffic Changes Begin In September Near Vienna Metrorail Station - Newsroom | Virginia Department of Transportation

Traffic changes near the Vienna Station begin in September.
Hear details on the permanent closure of the Saintsbury Drive ramp and the temporary closure of Vaden Drive over I-66 at the Transform 66 Construction Update Meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 4, from 6:30 - 8:30 PM at the Providence Community Center.

FAIRFAX – New traffic changes will take effect around the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metro Station in the coming weeks as part of the I-66 Express Lanes Outside the Beltway Project, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). On or about Sept.

Head to the Community Center on Sept. 4 to learn about upcoming construction near MetroWest. Presentations will be at 7 ...
08/16/2019

Head to the Community Center on Sept. 4 to learn about upcoming construction near MetroWest. Presentations will be at 7 PM and 8 PM.

Grab your bike and check out the fun events coming up with our friends at Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA)!
08/15/2019

Grab your bike and check out the fun events coming up with our friends at Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA)!

Looking for a social ride in your neighborhood? Ready to roll up your sleeves at an advocate training?

Find your piece of bikey goodness: waba.org/fun!

Happy weekend, MetroWest!
08/09/2019
Fairfax County Weekender - Aug. 9-11, 2019 - Fairfax County Government NewsCenter

Happy weekend, MetroWest!

Aug. 9: Right Back Atcha! The Get Right Band: The Get Right Band is a psychedelic indie-rock power trio from Asheville, N.C., focused on following their muses to honest self-expression, to whatever excites them and pushes them into unexplored territory. From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Grist Mill Park. All...

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08/05/2019

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Lots of fun things are on deck this weekend. Happy Friday!
07/26/2019
Fairfax County Weekender - July 26-28, 2019 - Fairfax County Government NewsCenter

Lots of fun things are on deck this weekend. Happy Friday!

July 26: Ladies Night Ladies in the Day: A collage of voices will melt your soul and take you on a journey with four extraordinary women featuring the glam, beauty and fashion of yesteryears and the music of Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Sarah Vaughn, Billie Holiday, Etta James and more.....

Fairfax Connector
07/23/2019

Fairfax Connector

Beat the heat when and where you can. Sign-up for text/email alerts for updates on our operating status and monitor the status of your bus with BusTracker! Wait in shaded areas until it is time for your bus to arrive.
http://bit.ly/2JJMCgi

It's HOT outside! Make sure to stay hydrated during your commute!
07/17/2019
Fairfax Fire/Rescue on Twitter

It's HOT outside! Make sure to stay hydrated during your commute!

“A HOT day ahead! According to the @NWS heat is one of the leading causes of weather-related fatalities each year. Heat related deaths are totally preventable. Practice #heatsafety wherever you. More: https://t.co/3Tb8Y3O8S9 #SafeFairfax #KeepYourCool”

Heads up - there is a temporary traffic change at Route 123 and I-66. Expect construction-related detours and traffic pa...
07/12/2019
Transform 66 - Outside the Beltway - About the Project

Heads up - there is a temporary traffic change at Route 123 and I-66. Expect construction-related detours and traffic pattern changes over the course of the project.

The Transform 66 Outside the Beltway project will transform Northern Virginia's Interstate 66 into a multimodal corridor that moves more people, provides reliable trips and offers new travel options. The project is a public-private partnership between the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)...

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Thanks to Anna and Elizabeth of Metro West and the WABA volunteers! It was a great ride. As an amateur historian, I found the Jeremiah Moore burial site most interesting. My curiosity was activated, so I did a little more research about Jeremiah Moore. Go visit http://www.fairfaxresolvessar.org/content/ffx_patriotic_patriotgravemarking/jeremiah_moore.html https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-32-02-0036 http://www4.ncsu.edu/~lbpage/moore/ps01/ps01_005.html https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Moore-22191 Thanks again to Anna and Elizabeth and the WABA volunteers! Ed Murphy