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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Metro Bus

Free Rides, Overnight Service Considered for Metro Transit in D.C.

Washington, D.C. councilmembers are making a bold commitment to public transit.

December 2, 2022 - The Washington Post

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A New Transit Oriented Vision for Fairfax County, Virginia

A new transit station area plan is reaching the finishing line for the Huntington Metro station, serving the WMATA’s Yellow Line in Northern Virginia.

November 30, 2022 - FFX Now

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

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

D.C. Metro Bus

Report Lays Out a New Path for Bus Service in the D.C. Region

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.

May 7, 2019 - The Washington Post

CRRC train

Congress Intends to Ban Chinese Rail Cars

The U.S. is an expensive place to build transit resources. A move from Congress to ban Chinese rail cars over espionage fears may exacerbate that problem.

March 25, 2019 - Governing

Washington DC Metro

Density Increases Near Transit Station in D.C. But Ridership Does Not

D.C.'s ridership is down even as density around stations is up. More residents are choosing to drive or bike.

March 19, 2019 - The Washington Post

Purple Line

Sneak a Peek at Maryland's New Purple Line Trains

Train fans rejoice.

March 11, 2019 - Greater Greater Washington

Dog Park

Opinion: Dog Parks Aren't a Priority in a Housing Crisis

"Should DC spend about $2 million on a parcel of land in Columbia Heights to build a dog park?"

January 27, 2019 - Greater Greater Washington

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

Washington DC Metro

Automatic Train Control Returning to D.C. Metro

The computer-driven trains will start up again next year with the goal of improving riders’ experiences.

October 17, 2018 - The Washington Post

Washington DC Metro

No Consensus on How to Address Declining D.C. Metro Ridership

A decrease in ridership is not disputed. However, ideas about the best solutions for turning things around abound.

October 8, 2018 - The Washington Post


7 Transformational Ideas for D.C. Bus Service

David Alpert and DW Rowlands of Greater Greater Washington share their hopes for a planned review of D.C.'s bus system.

September 11, 2018 - Greater Greater Washington

7000-Series Train

Faulty Wiring Needs to be Replaced on All of D.C. Metro's New Subway Cars

The WMATA's Quality Assurance, Internal Compliance & Oversight office delivered bad news to the beleaguered transit service.

August 12, 2018 - WTOP

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