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.
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.
D.C. Leads the Nation for Transit Recovery
Ridership on the region’s rail systems is rebounding faster than other major transit systems.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Smartphone Fare Cards Now Available for D.C. Metro
The future is now.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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