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Metro Should Postpone Track Maintenance This Weekend

May 1, 2012

Dear Mr. Sarles:

The Action Committee for Transit is deeply concerned about Metrorail's plans for station closures and single-tracking this weekend. A high-profile baseball series and hockey playoffs, on a weekend when many tourists are in Washington, will create a high demand for transit service. With trains running only once every 24 minutes on most of the Red Line, and four stations shut on the Green Line, the system will not be able to meet the need for its services.

We ask that you postpone this weekend's scheduled maintenance. No transportation agency in this area would inconvenience drivers in a similar way for non-emergency maintenance. Even with the current stretched budgets, highway departments go to great expense to minimize traffic delays during construction. Transit riders deserve the same consideration.


Tina Slater, President
Action Committee for Transit