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Wednesday was the busiest ridership day for Metrorail since 2010, topping even January's inauguration ridership, and the fourth busiest day in transit system's 37-year history.
Montgomery County has ordered its contractor to begin repairing major structural problems at the unfinished Silver Spring Transit Center and expects design work to fix other problems at the transit hub to begin soon.
Metro is investigating what when wrong during a two-hour service outage during the Wednesday evening commute.
Fairfax County launched a new express bus service Saturday. The limited-stop route will take commuters from Burke to Tysons Corner along the new 495 Express Lanes.
Metro hopes to ease traffic and commuter headaches for the upcoming Jan. 21 presidential inauguration and has updated its ceremony day plans to address long waits and gridlock that plagued its train stations four years ago.
The odd hours that Metro's overnight bus and train operators and maintenance workers keep is contributing to their fatigue. And those fatigued workers are more likely to make mistakes that cause accidents.