Maryland Governor Larry Hogan accuses WMATA Board Chairman of “extortion”

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday charged Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority chairman Jack Evans with making unprecedented demands in order to give the state easements for Metro’s Purple Line.

Metro’s Finance Committee approves budget with service cuts, fare hikes

Metro’s revised $1.8 billion budget was approved Thursday by the the Board’s Finance Committee. It now awaits approval by the full Metro board. The budget includes cuts which will likely mean a reduction in service and higher fares for riders.

Metro’s Finance Committee approves budget with service cuts, fare hikes

Metro’s revised $1.8 billion budget was approved Thursday by the the Board’s Finance Committee. It now awaits approval by the full Metro board. The budget includes cuts which will mean a reduction in service and higher fares for riders.

Metro chief promises improvements in the year ahead

WMATA General Manager Paul Wiedefeld gave his “State of the Metro” at the National Press Club. He discussed ongoing efforts to improve safety, service reliability, and financial health.

Metro’s Potential Service Hour Cuts Aren’t Popular with Twitter

A shortened schedule could drastically affect workers’ ability to travel to and from work at night and in the morning, among other things.

Streetcars, Once Nearly Extinct, Are Enjoying a Comeback

Washington is one of several U.S. cities adopting “second generation” streetcars.

Leaders Discuss Future of Metro

On the 40th anniversary of the metro, government, civil, and business leaders came together to discuss the future of the metro.

METRO CLOSED: Fire brings unprecedented shutdown of entire subway system

Metro makes an unprecedented move by closing its doors for 29 hours.

Metro Chief Pledges Changes, But Report Shows System Still Faltering

Metro riders may soon see fewer delays, fewer accidents and incidents and more police in stations. Those are the goals of the new head of the troubled, 40-year-old rail system, but he’s facing huge challenges, as a Metro report released Thursday vividly illustrated.

NTSB Issues Urgent Recommendations Following Metro Yellow Line Incident

The NTSB issued urgent recommendations to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments today as they continue their investigation into the January 12th Metrorail smoke incident.