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

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

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

D.C. Metro

SafeTrack Over, Metro D.C.'s Ridership Continues to Decline

Greater Greater Washington's "Metro Reasons" column analyses the latest ridership data from the D.C. Metro system. Riders have not returned to the system after the SafeTrack repair program concluded in 2017.

May 10, 2018 - Greater Greater Washington

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

fisheye photo of DC subway in station

D.C. Metro Will End Late-Night Rail Service for Two Years

A tough decision that has been on the table since the summer has now been made official by the WMATA's board of directors.

December 16, 2016 - The Washington Post

Capital Bikeshare

Train Commuters Moving to Bikeshare in D.C.

Capital Bikeshare's ridership numbers are benefitting from delays and other service constraints resulting from WMATA's SafeTrack maintenance program.

November 28, 2016 - The Washington Post

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

Three Proposals to End Late Night Rail Service on D.C. Metro

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.

September 8, 2016 - Greater Greater Washington

Transit Fail

D.C. Metro to Consider Reduced Rail Service Hours After SafeTrack Concludes

What was thought to be a temporary end to late night weekend service could become a permanent reality on the tracks of Metrorail.

July 27, 2016 - Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

New Player Emerges in Car Sharing Services

Arriving just in time in the District of Columbia, as Safe Track disrupts Metro service, General Motors launched 'Maven' to compete with ZipCar, Car2Go, and Enterprise car sharing services.

July 21, 2016 - The Washington Post

Gas and Bikes

Charting the Precise Relationship Between Gas Prices and Transit Ridership

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.

July 14, 2016 - Marketplace

Subway Station

How Will Partiers Travel Safely With D.C. Metro's Late-Night Service on Hold?

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?

June 4, 2016 - WAMU

Washington D.C. Metro

Federal Transit Administration Threatens Metro Shutdown after Thursday's Fire

Unless D.C. Metro abides by the Federal Transit Administration safety directives issued Saturday and takes "urgent action," they threatened to shut down all or parts of the system, the nation's second busiest subway after New York's.

May 9, 2016 - The Washington Post

D.C. Officials: Metro Closures Could Span Six Months

Just a single day with D.C. Metro was bad, but it's possible the closures were just getting started.

March 31, 2016 - The Washington Post

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