D.C. Metro

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Transit commuters in New York and Washington, D.C. were understandably frustrated yesterday. One wonders when enough will be enough, and what happens then?
The Wall Street Journal
May 31, 2017, 9am PDT
Air fresheners have bene installed on D.C.'s Green Line, an attempt to improve riders' satisfaction with cleanliness. Despite some mixed reactions, perceptions of cleanliness are rising.
The Washington Post
May 8, 2017, 10am PDT
Congress passed a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill to keep the government operating through September that also restores funding to transportation programs that the president had eliminated or greatly reduced. Trump signed the bill Friday.
The Hill
March 27, 2017, 6am PDT
For months, transit advocates have dreaded the decision to raise fares and cut service throughout the D.C. Metro system. That day arrived last week. Changes take effect on July 1.
The Washington Post
March 13, 2017, 8am PDT
At transit agencies like D.C, Metro, bad ridership projections beget bad fare scheduling which begets bad budgets. And so on.
WAMU
February 21, 2017, 7am PST
In one of her first major decisions, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao deferred a decision on a critical $647 million federal grant to electrify the 51-mile San Francisco to San Jose Caltrain line, which would also be used by high-speed rail.
SF Gate
December 16, 2016, 11am PST
A tough decision that has been on the table since the summer has now been made official by the WMATA's board of directors.
The Washington Post
December 11, 2016, 11am PST
Uber and D.C. Metro are partnering in new ways as the transit agency deals with fallout from its SafeTrack repair program.
WAMU
November 28, 2016, 8am PST
Capital Bikeshare's ridership numbers are benefitting from delays and other service constraints resulting from WMATA's SafeTrack maintenance program.
The Washington Post
November 7, 2016, 12pm PST
A long-delayed decision by the National Park Service and the Federal Highway Administration removes the final regulatory obstacle for the construction of a new Metro station in Alexandria, Virginia.
The Washington Post
November 5, 2016, 7am PDT
The Washington Post opines that the best way to end Metro's 'death spiral' is to have the federal government take it over, similar to the way it intervened in the district's fiscal meltdown in the 1990s or Puerto Rico's debt crisis this summer.
The Washington Post - Editorial
October 18, 2016, 5am PDT
Planning and urbanism writers in Washington, D.C. agree that a proposal to cut service to 20 stations in the Metrorail system would have harmful effects for minorities in the region.
The Washington Post
October 5, 2016, 12pm PDT
The neighborhoods served by Washington D.C.'s Yellow Line have grown and it's time for the train to catch up.
Greater Greater Washington
September 10, 2016, 5am PDT
The fastest two minutes in planning news.
Planetizen
September 8, 2016, 7am PDT
Three proposals, that is, save one. David Alpert wants to know why the public isn't considering another option for delivering necessary repairs to the D.C. Metro system.
Greater Greater Washington
August 30, 2016, 7am PDT
The beleaguered D.C.-area transit agency finally had something to talk about besides repair schedules, delays, and debt.
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
July 27, 2016, 5am PDT
What was thought to be a temporary end to late night weekend service could become a permanent reality on the tracks of Metrorail.
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
July 14, 2016, 6am PDT
When gas prices fall, discretionary transit riders also spend less on transit according to an analysis of credit and debit card bills by the JP Morgan Chase Institute.
Marketplace
June 27, 2016, 1pm PDT
More bad news for the beleaguered transit agency of our nation's capital, as declining ridership and prolonged service disruptions have now given way to large-scale layoffs throughout the organization.
The Washington Post
June 4, 2016, 11am PDT
With late-night weekend service on hold as the Metrorail service commences its SafeTrack maintenance program, will partiers stay home or simply find new ways to get around?
WAMU