If you're headed to the Capital One Arena on Tuesday night for the Caps playoff game and taking the Metro: great news! The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority just announced they are running Metro for an additional hour for the game!
After smoking them last night, the Washington Capitals are up two games to none against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference finals. Do you know what that means? They're just two wins away from heading to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in 20 years! I think this calls for an extended hour (or even two) of Metro service!
According to FOX 5 DC, the cost of the extended service just for one hour is $100,000, and that thankfully is being funded by Exelon, the parent company of Pepco.
"We know how important it is when the hometown team advances in the playoffs, and we want to make sure our customers can be there for every play and get home safely-and emissions free-by powering the Metro's extended hours Tuesday night," said Exelon President and CEO Chris Crane. "We believe that helping our customers be there to cheer on the Capitals is its own kind of power play, and we are pleased to partner with Metro and the Mayor and to make it happen."
The game starts at 8 p.m. sharp this Tuesday night, so get on board Metro and rest assured: it will not be shutting down until 12:30 a.m. That'll give you more than enough time to watch the game and then do a little celebrating after!