Green line runs through

first_imgWASHINGTON Metrorail launched through trains from the city centre to the Green line terminus at Greenbelt, Maryland, on January 27. Pending completion of the missing link in the Green line, WMATA has launched peak-hour through trains from Farragut North via the Red line and a connecting curve at Fort Totten. The six-month trial, including discounted park-and-ride offers at Green line stations, is intended to revive declining ridership on the branch since it opened in 1993 and reduce the pressure on parking at outer stations on the Red line.WMATA has started modifying its ATO equipment to prevent trains from violating speed restrictions if they overshoot station platforms. The move follows a fatal collision during a January 1996 blizzard, which revealed that trains over-running red starting signals failed to pick up ATO speed codes for the next section. Other safety measures after the accident include studies into the crashworthiness of the rolling stock; a series of drills with local fire and rescue brigades was held during February. olast_img read more

Beat writers predict Miami to hand Syracuse its 2nd conference loss

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ After falling to Pittsburgh, 72-61, Syracuse (10-4, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) will get its second shot at its first conference win of the season against No. 13 Miami (11-1). If SU loses, it will be the first time since the ’98-99 season that the Orange has started 0-2 in conference play.Here’s how our beat writers predict Syracuse’s matchup with Miami will unfold on Saturday.Sam Blum (10-4)Miami 74, Syracuse 68Life’s a beachMike Hopkins is coming dangerously close to laying an egg in his brief first stint as Syracuse’s head coach. Without any significant wins, a loss to Miami does just that, and unfortunately for the longtime assistant, the Orange doesn’t match up with one of the best teams in the country. The Hurricanes have only one loss this season — to Northeastern — but have won by at least 10 in all but one other game. Syracuse keeps it close, again, but loses.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJesse Dougherty (10-4)Miami 78, Syracuse 68Welcome to 2016Syracuse competed for 35 minutes before the wheels fell of against Pittsburgh, but Miami will put away the Orange well before the last five minutes. SU showed on Wednesday that it can compete with a more physical ACC team, but the Hurricanes’ four-out offense with talented guards surrounding Tonye Jekiri will be too much for the zone to handle.Matt Schneidman (9-5)Miami 73, Syracuse 61Hurricane seasonAt a practice earlier this season, Mike Hopkins stood at the foul line with the ball in his hands, demonstrating how big men can beat the zone by finding a seam atop it. The first name that came out of his mouth was Tonye Jekiri, Miami’s big man who is one of the best in the ACC. He, and the offensive powerhouse Hurricanes, will be too much for the shallow Orange to handle in its second consecutive conference loss. Comments Published on January 1, 2016 at 7:31 pmlast_img read more