WMATA finally released the results of a study conducted by Wilson Ihrig, a company hired to study resident complaints of increased noise and vibrations that have led to some alledgedly damaged homes.Read More
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WMATA General Manager Paul Wiedefeld sent a response to Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd's June 30th letter asking WMATA for an update on the noise and shaking allegedly caused by Metro trains running underground on the Green line in Petworth.Read More
WTOP published a really interesting overview of the recent Federal Transportation Agency report on the status of the ongoing Metro repairs. FTA investigators have been closely monitoring WMATA and its employees as the SafeTrack process continues to work on existing defects in the metro system. One of the conclusions from the recent FTA report concerns the issue, first reported by Petworth News on December 13th, about the shaking and noise Petworth residents are experiencing since this summer.Read More
If you think you’re affected by metro trains and want to participate in a study, send your name, address and phone number via email to WMATA representative Ann Chisholm. You will most likely need to allow the engineers to access your home to measure. Read the article for details...Read More
One of the local TV news channels is looking to do a story about the shaking that Petworth residents have noticed from Metro trains running underground. They want to meet up with a resident or two next week for the story during rush hour (morning or night rush hour) to film. Learn more...Read More
In a follow-up article by the Washington Post published on December 31st, reporter Martine Powers met with residents to investigate the possibility that the noise and shaking is being caused by an increase in usage of the new 7000 series trains.Read More
At the Single Member District meeting of ANC 4C Commissioner Timothy Jones (4C08), more than 30 residents met with WMATA and DC gov officials to discuss what's going on. The message from neighbors as far north as Allison, south to Randolph, and from 4th across to 7th Street and along New Hampshire Avenue is incredibly consistent: the noise and shaking started mid-summer and it's getting worse.Read More
A group of residents along the 4000 block of New Hampshire Avenue and the 500-700 block of Taylor Street have raised concerns about recent noise and shaking that they say is caused by Metro trains running beneath their homes.
The residents have put together a meeting with Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd, ANC 4C08 Commissioner Timothy Jones and a WMATA representative to discuss the issue. They're meeting Monday, December 12th at 7pm at 801 Shepherd Street.Read More
A reminder that the east side entrance to the Georgia Avenue / Petworth metro is closed starting Monday, March 21, 2016 for the next 45 weeks so WMATA can replace the escalators.
Read more about the closure.Read More
Metro General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld held a press conference this evening to announce that Metro rail will open at 5am on Thursday, March 17th. After all day inspections, they found plenty of locations that needed repairRead More