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.
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.
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.
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.
Smartphone Fare Cards Now Available for D.C. Metro
The future is now.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Visualizing Transit Reliability (Or Not)
A new tool in Miami could use broader application in cities around the country (hint hint).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Metrorail Travel Patterns Revealed
Commute data for one of the nation's premier rail transit systems, revealed.
Buying American Is Making Infrastructure More Expensive, Study Finds
From train cars to buses, a new study finds that buying American adds cost.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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