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Metro Offers Alerts on Short-Term Bus Detours

Metro has launched a new Web page that warns riders of short-term bus detours. The service comes just in time for the presidential swearing-in ceremony when street closures will force plenty of disruptions in service.

Check out the new page.

By Mike McPhate  |  January 6, 2009; 11:02 AM ET
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Dr. G, this is a question about the WMATA mobile site. I've noticed that since the new website and mobile site was launched, the "Next Train" information page on the mobile site does not refresh on its own like it used to. The Metro website's Next Train information does refresh on its own every 30 secs. I also notice the information on the page is not updated every 30sec-1min as before, but takes over 5 minutes to update.

For instance I just tested to see how long it took the page to update. When I first looked, the last update was at 11:32:07. At 11:45, the page had still not been updated.

This is very frustrating. This tool use to be quite useful, but with out the information being in real time, it's pretty much useless. Why the change? It was working fine before. Any thoughts on this?

Posted by: UMDTerpsGirl | January 6, 2009 11:48 AM | Report abuse

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