Planetizen - Urban Planning News, Jobs, and Education

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

February 12, 2021, 5am PST
Platform improvements will close down another rail transit route in the D.C. region for three whole months.
Arl Now
November 24, 2020, 7am PST
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority couldn't wait for a still hypothetical bailout from Congress or the Biden administration.
The Washington Post
October 20, 2020, 7am PDT
D.C. Metro Seeks Public Input on Proposed Service Cuts
Greater Greater Washington
September 3, 2020, 7am PDT
The future is now.
DCist
June 15, 2020, 10am PDT
Train rail construction work is underway in Washington D.C. with a planned project completion date on Labor Day.
DCist
May 14, 2020, 10am PDT
After months of nothing but news of service cuts, plummeting ridership, and cratered budgets, a few U.S. transit agencies are now making plans to restore service with new social distancing guidelines in place.
The Washington Post
April 17, 2020, 5am PDT
A third lawsuit tried to halt the Purple Line light rail project in Maryland, but it was just the latest lawsuit to get tossed by a judge.
The Washington Post
March 19, 2020, 11am PDT
Two of the most transit rich regions in the United States have sounded alarms about the need for federal relief as transit ridership plummets as workers stay home or avoid public transit. The APTA is supporting the cause.
Government Technology
March 18, 2020, 7am PDT
A debate about how to more efficiently operate the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's bus service is underway.
WAMU
March 16, 2020, 10am PDT
Public transit agencies are responding to declining ridership during the Coronavirus outbreak by reducing service. But the right balance between safe, reliable, and sustainable will be hard to calibrate in these difficult times.
The Boston Globe
February 24, 2020, 7am PST
Virginia could kick off an extension of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) Blue Line by funding a study in this year's state budget.
The Washington Post
February 17, 2020, 7am PST
The New Carrollton transit station will add Purple Line light rail to its multi-modal mix; planners at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) hope to leverage the new transit for new land use and development around the station.
The Washington Post
January 21, 2020, 8am PST
The growth in transit rips in the United States over the course of the second and third quarters of 2019 can be traced to growth in two key cities.
CityLab
December 26, 2019, 1pm PST
Light rail, bus rapid transit, subway cell service, and more.
WAMU
November 20, 2019, 5am PST
A proposal to charge riders who pay fare in cash an extra 25 cents faces criticism.
Greater Greater Washington
September 23, 2019, 10am PDT
Construction is underway, but testing has been halted, on Phase 2 of the WMATA Silver Line, which will eventually include six stations, including one at Dulles International Airport, and will for the first time extend Metro into Loudoun County.
The Washington Post
May 7, 2019, 11am PDT
Ridership on the WMATA bus system, down an estimated 13 percent between 2012 and 2017, will need drastic innovations to reverse, according to a new report by the Bus Transformation project.
The Washington Post
April 25, 2019, 7am PDT
D.C. Metro has a plan to reduce carbon emissions and energy consumption by building to LEED green building standards and buying electric buses.
Smart Cities Dive
February 12, 2019, 1pm PST
The complicated process of redesigning the numerous bus systems operating in and around Washington, D.C. is expected to yield a draft plan in March of this year.
WTOP
January 7, 2019, 7am PST
The agency hopes that allowing more bikes on trains will boost ridership for both.
Streetsblog USA