Category: Metro

Today: Metro to Host Public Hearing to Discuss Change in Bus Routes in College Park

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority will host Public Hearing for Bus Service Changes. Information Session at 6pm – Public Hearing at 6:30 pm. College Park routes affected: Route(s) 81, 82, 83, 86. Restructure service to split lines at College Park station to improve on-time performance and better balance frequency with demand on northern and southern segments.

Monday September 29th, 2014 in Announcements, Metro | No Comments »

Metro Update: Greenbelt Station to Close this Saturday

In order to allow for rebuilding, the Greenbelt Station will be closed this Saturday. Free shuttle buses will replace Green Line trains between Greenbelt and College Park. Due to the heavy rainfall earlier this week, the previously scheduled closure of Greenbelt Station has been cancelled. Instead, Green Line trains will operate normally between Greenbelt and […]

Thursday May 1st, 2014 in Metro | No Comments »

Greenbelt Metro Station Closed this Weekend

Due to the reconstruction of the Metrorail system, the Greenbelt station will be closed  this Saturday and Sunday. Shuttle buses will take commuters to the College Park station. According to Metro, trains on the Orange, Blue, Yellow and Green lines will operate at regular weekend intervals, except at two stations: Greenbelt Station on the Green […]

Friday March 14th, 2014 in Announcements, Metro | No Comments »

Double Robberies at GreenBelt Metro

Two armed robberies happened on the path from Lackawanna Street to the Greenbelt Station. The robberies occurred one on July 1 and one on July 2, Metro police received the assistance of Prince George’s County Police and City of Greenbelt Police. The suspect was apprehended by a Greenbelt K-9. There were injuries, such as minor […]

Thursday July 7th, 2011 in Greenbelt, Metro, Public Safety | No Comments »

Metro Agrees to Plant Trees, Maintain Vegetation Across Creek

Along with agreeing to install security cameras near the north College Park entrance of the Greenbelt station, WMATA has also agreed to plant trees and maintain vegetation across the creek that runs under the pathway connecting to our north College Park neighborhood. Right after the sexual assault incident last year near the Metro entrance, the Metro […]

Thursday June 23rd, 2011 in Environment, Metro | 1 Comment »

Greenbelt Metro to Get Cameras, Finally!

It took a 300+ signature petition followed by a rape last summer and years of violent crime incidents to get Metro Police agree on this. Greenbelt’s Metro’s north College Park entrance will be getting four cameras this summer. Metro Police disclosed this information in a stand-up meeting with the City and State officials yesterday early […]

Friday June 17th, 2011 in Metro | No Comments »

Greenbelt Metro Security Gets More Coverage

In the last few days, the Maryland Newsline TV crews came over to our part of the City (Lackawanna St and 53rd Avenue) to learn more about the public safety isues at the Greenbelt Metro’s west entrance that connects to our part of the neighborhood. The piece talks about the camera petition drive that we were able  to […]

Friday April 8th, 2011 in Metro, Public Safety | No Comments »

Greenbelt Metro Station to Get Surveillance Cameras

Greenbelt Metro north entrance Metro revealed Thursday that it plans to install security cameras at the Greenbelt Metro entrance, the Washington Post reports. The cameras will be part of 153 cameras that the Metro is planning to have at all stations. The cameras will be bought using a $2.8 million from the Homeland Security Department, […]

Saturday March 26th, 2011 in Metro, Public Safety | No Comments »

Are Bicyclists Above the Law?

I came across this email the other day from one of my neighbors, who was about to be hit by a bicyclist cutting her at the street intersection.  “Tonight I almost hit a cyclist as I took turns with several other cars at an intersection. As it was my turn to go, the cyclist sped past one of […]

Sunday December 26th, 2010 in Metro, Public Safety, Traffic, Transportation | No Comments »

Metro’s Bag Search Tests Riders’ Nerves

After weeks of speculations, Metro Transit Police advised its customers  today that they would start conducting random inspections of carry-on items, as part of what they call “the continuously changing law enforcement programs designed to keep the system safe”. College Park Metro station was one of the two stations that Metro decided to start its bag search […]

Wednesday December 22nd, 2010 in Metro, Public Safety | No Comments »

Lackawanna Streetscape Project Turns Street into ‘a Runway’, Residents Complain

The $100K Lackawanna streetscape project that was once designed to give a facelift to one of north College Park’s major neighborhood street is instead stirring much controversy, so much so that some neighbors on the street think the City is ruining their neighborhood street. The City received the funding through Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) […]

Thursday December 16th, 2010 in Development, Environment, Hollywood, Metro | No Comments »

Lights Flood Lackawanna Street

In this holiday season, when residents decorate their house porches and roof tops with red, green and white lights, a city street has joined that festivities with rows of bright white lights. Though a coincidence, Lackawanna Street at the Greenbelt Metro’s north entrance, received this face lift through a project called “Lackawanna St. Streetscape”. Pepco energized the […]

Saturday December 11th, 2010 in Community, Hollywood, Metro, NCPCA | No Comments »

Updates on Blue Light Phone, Camera Petition at Greenbelt Metro

It’s been a while since we talked about the safety measures at the Greenbelt Metro entrance. Our discussion started since the assault incident last summer, when a 15yr old girl was sexually assaulted at the place. Since then, we talked many things on how to improve safety of the neighbors who ride Metro through that […]

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Friday December 3rd, 2010 in Law enorcements, Metro, Public Safety | No Comments »