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Opinion: How to Save D.C. Transit

Ridership data shows that many D.C. transit users depend on the service, despite a drop in ridership. The system needs changes—and funding—to have a future.

September 26, 2023 - Greater Greater Washington

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D.C. Metro Plans Ambitious Expansion Despite Financial Woes

Facing a $750 million ‘fiscal cliff,’ the agency says it’s important to continue looking forward to ‘visionary’ future plans.

July 12, 2023 - DCist

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D.C. Leads the Nation for Transit Recovery

Ridership on the region’s rail systems is rebounding faster than other major transit systems.

July 9, 2023 - Greater Greater Washington

Washington, D.C.

D.C. Metro Announces Service Improvements

The Red, Blue, and Silver lines will see faster headways as the agency reintroduces its 7000-series rail cars to the fleet.

June 14, 2023 - The Washington Post

Crowds of tourists at the Washington, D.C. Cherry Blossom Festival walking along a lake lined with blooming cherry trees

D.C. Transit and Roadways Overwhelmed by Cherry Blossom Tourists

Metro had the highest ridership numbers in more than seven years last Sunday as hundreds of thousands of cherry blossom enthusiasts crowded the system.

March 29, 2023 - The Washington Post

Snowy Washington, D.C. bus stop

D.C. Promises No More ‘Ghost Buses’

The agency says a new software update will remove out-of-service buses from maps so riders aren’t ‘ghosted’ by buses that never show up.

December 20, 2022 - DCist

Waterfront Metro station, southwest Washington, D.C.

D.C. Metro Plans To Boost Transit-Oriented Development

The agency is seeking to execute joint development agreements to support more density near transit stations and boost affordable housing production.

April 10, 2022 - WTOP

Washington DC Metro

What Transit Systems Can Learn From D.C. Metro

The nation's second-largest transit system—and one of its newest—persists in the face of a host of challenges exacerbated by the pandemic.

January 12, 2022 - Governing

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

60 Percent of D.C. Metrorail Fleet Pulled From Service After Last Week's Derailment

The disruptions caused by an October 12 train derailment on D.C. Metrorail's Blue Line are spreading to the entire system.

October 18, 2021 - WTOP

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D.C. Transit Implementing Major Changes, Hopes to Boost Ridership

Flat fares, reduced wait times, and extended late-night service are all part of a package of changes meant to bring riders back and adjust to post-pandemic travel patterns.

August 25, 2021 - Governing

Washington D.C. Metro

D.C. Transit Agencies Ready to Serve Returning Commuters

The region's transit providers are gearing up to provide enhanced service, shorter headways, and reduced or free fares as more people return to public transportation.

August 3, 2021 - The Washington Post

7th Street, NW, Washington D.C.

Opinion: Post-Pandemic Recovery Cannot Privilege Car Owners

Robust investment in the region's public transportation network can ensure a more equitable and sustainable path forward.

March 25, 2021 - Greater Greater Washington

Arlington Cemetery Station

D.C. Metro Blue Line to Close for 3+ Plus Months, Starting Saturday

Platform improvements will close down another rail transit route in the D.C. region for three whole months.

February 12, 2021 - Arl Now

D.C. Metro System

Smartphone Fare Cards Now Available for D.C. Metro

The future is now.

September 3, 2020 - DCist

Metro Bus

Backlash for Bus Service Cuts Proposed by D.C. Metro

A debate about how to more efficiently operate the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's bus service is underway.

March 18, 2020 - WAMU

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Blue Line Extension on the Table in Virginia

Virginia could kick off an extension of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) Blue Line by funding a study in this year's state budget.

February 24, 2020 - The Washington Post

Washington DC Metro

Density Increases Near Transit Station in D.C. But Ridership Does Not

D.C.'s ridership is down even as density around stations is up. More residents are choosing to drive or bike.

March 19, 2019 - The Washington Post

Maryland Transit Administration

Another Lawsuit Complicates Purple Line Plans in Maryland

The 16-mile Purple Line light rail project, which connects Maryland suburbs in Montgomery and Prince George's counties to the D.C. Metro Gold, Red, and Orange lines, is facing a new lawsuit.

January 19, 2019 - The Washington Post

Washington D.C. Metro

Showdown Over Proposed Service Improvements for D.C. Metro

The state of Virginia won't let Washington Metro increase services that surpass a three percent subsidy cap implemented this summer.

January 3, 2019 - WTOP

D.C. Metro

Showdown Over Late Night Hours on D.C. Metro

The general manager of D.C. Metro wants to extend limited late night rail service, in place for two years, into 2019 and beyond. Metro board members have had enough.

December 12, 2018 - DCist

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