being stolen on metro -
Don't use them near doors.
That is the advice on a poster about thefts of cell phones and music players and the like. One has to wonder if the person who wrote that advice has ever actually taken a metro train at rush hour.
There will be no trains
between East and West Falls Church
the next three weekends.
This is related to construction work for the metro extension towards Dulles. ("Towards" not "to" since they have only funded the first phase, through Tyson's to Reston.) They will have shuttle bus service, but it is still a pain. I will probably just drive to Wolf Trap (for A Prairie Home Companion) tomorrow night but I need to go into the city Monday evening (which will still be without service since holidays count as weekends on the metro). I may decide it is easiest to drive to East Falls Church.
Fares will be rising.
Adding "peak of the peak" fares
makes driving cheaper.
There's the catch-22 of fare increases. When you make it too pricy, people drive instead, so metro ends up with even more shortfalls.