WMATA

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

Metrobus

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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