WMATA officials announced Tuesday that the region’s Metro system would shut down for 24 hours to allow for safety checks – starting at midnight that day. Government agencies, offices and service providers of all kinds swung into “snowstorm” mode, with nary a flake in sight. After a morning commute with no trains, we consider how the city fared and whether riders see this as a positive safety sign.


  • Martin Di Caro Transportation Reporter, WAMU
  • Dan Reed Author, "Just Up The Pike"
  • Jim Dinegar President and CEO, Greater Washington Board of Trade
  • Emily Badger Reporter, The Washington Post

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