WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Due to the excessive heat forecast this week, officials say Metro will allow riders to carry and drink water in stations and aboard trains, buses and MetroAccess vehicles. Metro has a "no eating or drinking" policy but it is making an exception.
Metro officials are asking riders to use reusable containers or bottles "that can be tightly secured and to use trash receptacles to dispose of any waste."
They also ask that if you're not feeling well, that you don't get on the train. If you are feeling ill, then Metro officials ask that you wait on the platform and ask a Metro employee to call for medical assistance.