There are a few news sites reporting this story wrong.
WUSA9's headline reads "Folding Bikes Allowed On Metro At Any Time, Officials Say." Which is true, but the policy in place for years and years. And it's not just the headline, the whole story keeps emphasizing that folding bikes are allowed on at all times.
Folding bikes are now allowed on the metro but must remained folded during rush hour, officials said.
The new policy will now allow folding bikes on at any time but need to remain "folded and securely fastened," the press release stated.
ABC7 makes the same mistake "Metro now allows folding bikes during rush hour", which again, was always true.
Metro says it is allowing folding bicycles on its subway trains during rush hour.
Examiner gets it right, and implies that the policy may have changed due to a push from Office of Planning Director Harriet Tregoning (which may be true - and there would be nothing wrong with that).
Kudos to DCist for their reading comprehension skills.