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DC-Area Jurisdictions Pledge Bridge Funding for Transit

District officials could commit up to $200 million as short-term support for the struggling regional transit system.

February 7, 2024 - DCist

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Northern Virginia Projects Counting on Transit

A proposed stadium and other major development projects near transit stations could be hampered by the regional transit agency’s financial woes.

December 18, 2023 - The Washington Post

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DC Launches 24/7 Bus Service

Starting December 17, 14 Metrobus routes will run around the clock to better serve essential workers and visitors.

December 7, 2023 - Mass Transit

D.C. Metro System

Impending ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Could Doom DC Transit’s Dramatic Improvement Efforts

Without additional funding, the region’s transit agency could be forced to reverse key changes that have improved service in the past year.

October 29, 2023 - TransitCenter

Close-up of Metro sign column at Rosslyn Station in Alexandria, Virginia with high-rose glass buildings in background.

Opinion: More TOD in the DC Area Could Improve Both Transit and Housing

Converting underutilized parking lots to housing could make transit more accessible and housing more affordable.

October 16, 2023 - Greater Greater Washington

Silver and red WMATA public bus at station in Washington, D.C.

D.C. Delays Bus Lane Enforcement

The program using cameras to ticket drivers who block bus lanes was scheduled to begin this week.

September 22, 2023 - DCist

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Opinion: Fare Evasion Is a Red Herring

The loss of revenue from fare evasion is a drop in the bucket compared to the fiscal cliff facing major U.S. transit agencies.

September 13, 2023 - Streetsblog USA

Washington, D.C. Bus Lane

D.C. Buses to Begin All-Door Boarding

Some bus lines will start letting riders board through both front and back doors this fall as part of Metro’s efforts to improve service speed and reliability.

July 31, 2023 - The Washington Post

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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.

July 12, 2023 - DCist

Passengers lined up to board city bus in Washington, D.C. to Dulles Airport

Complicating the Free Transit Vs. Service Debate

Pitting Washington, D.C.’s K Street Transitway against free transit oversimplifies a more complex issue.

May 15, 2023 - Streetsblog USA

D.C. Metro Bus

D.C. Metro Sets ‘Lofty Goals,’ but Admits It Can’t Follow Through

The bus network redesign set to be unveiled next week is ambitious, but the agency says it doesn’t have the resources to implement it.

April 14, 2023 - DCist

Washington, D.C. Bus Lane

D.C. Bus Cameras Will Ticket Drivers Blocking Bus Lanes, Bus Stops

The program will mark the first use of automated enforcement to ticket vehicles blocking access to bus stops.

April 12, 2023 - DCist

Silver DC Metro train in underground station with high arched ceiling

D.C. Red Line to Boost Weekday Service

Trains will arrive at shorter intervals during rush hours on the line’s busiest days.

February 22, 2023 - WTOP

Kansas City Bus

Free Transit, But at What Cost?

Opinion: The movement toward fare-free transit might have more to do with optics and politics than planning.

December 14, 2022 - James Brasuell

Metro Bus

D.C. Could Give Residents $100 Transit Subsidy

A proposed bill would distribute $100 in transit fare to District residents and provide $10 million to improving bus and streetcar services in underserved neighborhoods.

September 28, 2022 - Greater Greater Washington

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

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Why Not Hold Traffic Safety to the Same Standards as Transit?

Many transportation modes, such as trains and airplanes, have robust, system-wide response mechanisms to investigate safety concerns when incidents occur. Why is traffic safety still seen largely as an individual responsibility?

July 6, 2022 - Greater Greater Washington

Washington DC Metro

Washington Metro Faces Budget Deficit, Safety Issues

The capital’s public transit system, the country’s third-largest, has been plagued by a series of problems ranging from a looming fiscal deficit to train crashes and track fires.

July 5, 2022 - Governing

A woman wears a mask during the Covid-19 pandemic in a large crowd at a transit station in New York City.

Stimulus Funds Not Enough to Guarantee Transit's Future in D.C. and L.A.

In statements that echo the alarm of March 2020, transit officials in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. recently announced plans to reduce transit service.

February 17, 2022 - James Brasuell

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

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