View of Dulles International Airport terminal

New Rail Line Connects D.C. Area to Dulles Airport

The Silver Line extends passenger train service into Loudon County and adds new connections to the region’s airports.

November 10, 2022 - The Washington Post

The Station at Potomac Yard

Metrorail Preparing for Record-Long Service Shutdown

A bridge on the D.C. Metrorail Yellow Line will be closed for seven months—the longest ever for the transit system. Blue Line service and shuttles will attempt to make up the difference.

July 21, 2022 - Greater Greater Washington


The New Normal: Less Transit, More Congestion

With transit systems still far below historic levels, and congestion not budging, the worst effects of an automobile dependent nation fall on the environment and low-income households.

May 8, 2022 - Brookings

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

D.C. Metro System

Smartphone Fare Cards Now Available for D.C. Metro

The future is now.

September 3, 2020 - DCist

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

Subway Escalator

Additional Funding, Service Increase Sought by D.C. Metro Officials

For the first time in years, there is talk of expanding service on existing rail lines in the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) system.

October 29, 2018 - The Washington Post

Bike Infrastructure

Miami Study to Connect Bikers and Pedestrians to Transit

The Transportation Planning Organization will budget a study on how best to connect trails to transit hubs.

July 12, 2018 - Miami Today

Miami-Dade Transit

Transit Debate Coming to a Head Soon in Miami-Dade

A new network of buses, designed with the bus priority features, has been proposed in Miami. The catch: it would come at the expense of a promised rail extension program.

July 12, 2018 - Miami Herald

Government Center Station Miami

Visualizing Transit Reliability (Or Not)

A new tool in Miami could use broader application in cities around the country (hint hint).

February 21, 2018 - Miami Herald


Miami Doubling Down On Rapid Transit

Autonomous vehicles replacing fixed transit may be on the minds of many in the transportation world, but that's not stopping cities from upgrading and building around their transit lines.

January 27, 2018 - Modern Cities

Train Running Late? This Refund's for You

D.C. Metro is considering a new "Rush-Hour Promise"—if you're train is running 15 minutes later or more, your fare will be refunded.

January 10, 2018 - The Washington Post

D.C. Metro

Friday Eye Candy: Time-Lapse Video Captures the Many Charms of the Subway

Few rail transit systems have faced as many challenges in recent years as the Metrorail system serving the Washington, D.C. Consider this video an appreciation.

November 3, 2017 - Greater Greater Washington

D.C. Metro Bus

Four Ideas to Improve D.C. Buses

It isn't always easy, especially for politicians and engineers, but there are proven ways to save a floundering bus system.

October 5, 2017 - Greater Greater Washington

D.C. Metro

Metrorail Travel Patterns Revealed

Commute data for one of the nation's premier rail transit systems, revealed.

August 23, 2017 - Greater Greater Washington

Seattle Light Rail Construction

Buying American Is Making Infrastructure More Expensive, Study Finds

From train cars to buses, a new study finds that buying American adds cost.

July 20, 2017 - The Hill

New York Subway

Transit's No Good, Very Bad Day

Transit commuters in New York and Washington, D.C. were understandably frustrated yesterday. One wonders when enough will be enough, and what happens then?

June 28, 2017 - The Wall Street Journal

Washington D.C. Metro

D.C. Metro System Ridership in Free Fall

Track repairs and inconsistent service have lead to a 14 percent decrease in ridership, enough to wipe out the year's gains of all other U.S. rail systems put together.

March 17, 2017 - Washingtonian

Transit Fail

WMATA's SafeTrack: Behind Schedule and Over Budget

The SafeTrack repair program has shut down Metrorail lines for much of 2016—and the price for the repairs to the system keep going up.

November 21, 2016 - The Washington Post

D.C. Metro

Where Have D.C.'s Metro Riders Gone?

Following an 11 percent drop in ridership in the last quarter, transportations experts are left scratching their heads as to where D.C.'s Metrorail riders have gone.

October 11, 2016 - The Washington Post

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