Uber picking up tab for extra hour of Metro service Monday for Capitals playoff game

Rideshare service Uber is paying Metro $100,000 to run an extra hour Monday night for fans attending the Capitals' playoff game at CapitalOne Arena.

Metro made the announcement Sunday.

"We appreciate Uber's support for the Caps and their fans," said D.C. Council member and WMATA Board Chair Jack Evans.

This comes just days after Evans announced the city council was looking to raise the tax on rideshare services in the District, including Uber and Lyft, to 6 percent.

Last week's Thursday night game was funded by Downtown DC Business Improvement District and the government of Qatar.

"Metro is the backbone of the region's transportation system, and everybody wins when people have alternatives to driving themselves to and from events downtown," said Uber's General Manager for DC Michael Black.

"We're honored to work with Mayor Bowser and WMATA to help make sure that Caps fans can use Metro to get home safely from Monday's game and leave their cars at home," he said.

Metro says that after the normal closing time, Caps fans can enter the system at three stations: Gallery Place, Metro Center (11th & G street entrance only) or Judiciary Square (F Street entrance only). All other stations will be "exit only."

Monday's last trains from Gallery Place-Chinatown will depart at:

Red Line to Glenmont 12:38 a.m.; to Shady Grove 12:32 a.m.
Green Line to Branch Ave 12:28 a.m.; to Greenbelt 12:48 a.m.
Yellow Line to Huntington 12:19 a.m.

Monday's last Blue, Orange and Silver Line trains from Metro Center will depart at:

Blue Line to Franconia-Springfield 12:28 a.m.; to Largo Town Center 12:27 a.m.
Orange Line to New Carrollton 12:20 a.m.; to Vienna 12:36 a.m.
Silver Line to Largo Town Center 12:27 a.m.; to Wiehle-Reston East 12:21 a.m.

More information can be found on Metro's website.