More than half of DC Metro’s tunnels are wired for cellular and data service

DC Metro and the nation’s leading wireless carriers, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless announced that more than half of Metro’s tunnels are now wired for cellular and data service. The milestone was accompanied by the formal announcement of three new tunnel segments coming online as “wireless ready.”

The three new “wireless ready” tunnel segments announced today are:

  • Orange Line Silver Line between Ballston and Rosslyn (5.6 track miles)
  • Blue Line Orange Line Silver Line between Rosslyn and Metro Center (4.8 track miles)
  • Green Line between College Park and Fort Totten (7.4 track miles)

The new tunnel segments will undergo ongoing testing and optimization by the wireless carriers to address any performance issues and ensure reliable service for customers.

Cellular service is currently available in all Metro stations and on portions of all six Metrorail lines, including most of Downtown DC. Just over 50 of Metro’s 100 miles of tunnel track have been wired for the new system, with new underground segments coming online as the work is completed. Cellular service in all tunnel segments is expected by mid-2020.

Trump to close government Dec. 5

President Donald Trump announced that federal agencies will be closed on December 5th in honor of the passing of 41st President George H. W. Bush, who passed away Nov. 30.

The executive order, released Dec.1, orders the heads of agencies and departments to prepare for the closing, including determining which offices will remain open and personnel will be required to report for national security, defense or other essential duties.

It also says that Dec. 5 will fall under the purview of executive order 11582, making it an observable holiday. This means federal employees will not experience any interruptions in their pay.


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Virginia State Police Intensify HOV Enforcement on I-66 Express Lanes inside the Beltway Friday

All drivers must have E-ZPass or E-ZPass Flex (for HOV-2+) to travel during rush hours

FAIRFAX – Virginia State Police (VSP) will conduct a focused High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) enforcement on Interstate 66 inside the Beltway, Friday, Nov. 30 during morning and afternoon rush hour periods. This effort is intended to bring HOV violators into compliance.

The focused HOV enforcement comes just before the first-year anniversary of express lanes operations on Dec. 4.  HOV hours are Monday through Friday, from 5:30 to 9:30 a.m. eastbound and 3 to 7 p.m. westbound.


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TRAFFIC ADVISORY: 2018 National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

On Wednesday, November 28, 2018, the 96th Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting will take place in the District of Columbia. In conjunction with this event, there will be several street closures that may affect sluggers. Particularly slug pickup at 15th & NY will be affected today. Coordinate your rides via


National Christmas Tree Lighting Closures – Google Maps

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