In less than 2 weeks, WMATA will shut down Metrorail service across the Anacostia River on the Orange, Blue, and Silver Lines for 16 days, as part of its SafeTrack repair program. This will impact tens of thousands of commuters in Prince George’s County, who will still need to get to their jobs in downtown Washington and northern Virginia. Instead of adequately planning for this impending transit disaster, County Executive Rushern Baker and the Department of Public Works & Transportation have decided to tell riders to fend for themselves. This decision reflects a stunning failure of leadership and crisis management on the part of the county government.
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