Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Blue and Red Lines scored lowest for on-time performance.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
If it seems like you're always waiting for a train at King Street or Braddock Road Metro stations, you're not alone. According to a report from Metro, the Blue Line performed the worst in terms of meeting on-time goals, WTOP reports. The report tracked on-time performance for all of Metro's train lines from April 2011 to March 2012. Trains on the Blue Line were on schedule 88.2 percent of the time, falling short of the average Metro line performance of 90.2 percent on time. The Orange Line performed best at 92.6 percent on time. The Red Line was second-worst with 89.5 percent on-time. In March, Metro reported that the Blue Line's Franconia-Springfield station had more crimes than any other station in Virginia.
Monday, April 16, 2012
The 99-foot high building will include 10 units of affordable housing.
Alexandria City Council on Saturday approved a plan to build a 99-foot-high, 10-story rental apartment building on Madison Street, about 500 feet east of the Braddock Road Metro Station. Council voted 6-0 to approve the plan, with Councilman Rob Krupicka absent from the meeting due to another commitment. City staff had recommended that council approve an alternative plan for an eight-story, 77-foot-high building but council largely decided to go with the other option because it includes 10 units of affordable housing “to remain affordable for 40 years,” according to plan documents. This plan for Braddock Metro Place, which will be part of the Braddock Small Area Plan, “makes sense here” said Councilwoman Alicia Hughes, including the …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Fire Department says Monday evening blaze isn't considered suspicious.
The Alexandria Fire Department responded to a small brush fire outside Braddock Road Metro station on Monday evening. The cause of the fire remains under investigation by Metro Transit Police. “We really just put out the fire for them,” said an AFD spokesperson. The blaze occurred around 6 p.m. in a line of hedges between the station entrance and its parking lot. AFD suppressed the blaze and handed the investigation over to the Metro Transit Police. “It was just a brush fire,” said an MTP spokesperson. “It isn’t considered suspicious.” Metro commuters are reminded to report any suspicious activity to MTP by calling 202-962-2121. Editor's Note: Big thanks to Laura Rose and Sean Holihan for the photos.