Despite TSA mandate, some Metro riders aren’t masked

The risk of passengers contracting COVID-19 on public transit increases when they are not wearing masks. Yet, many are choosing to ignore the mask mandate for all public transportation networks that has been extended through Jan. 18, 2022.

Metro budget cuts would hurt workers and residents

WASHINGTON – Proposed budget cuts at Metro threaten thousands of jobs, the closure of 19 stations, the suspension of 19 bus lines and an end to weekend rail service. “We’re facing an historic budget crisis,” Metro General Manager and CEO…

Metro’s current hours stand, board plans to address riders’ other concerns instead

Despite pressure from the District of Columbia to extend late-night services, the Metro Board of Directors voted 7-1 Thursday to maintain Metro’s current hours of operation.

Pick your perfect breakfast and find out which WMATA lip balm you are

Our CNS reporters reviewed all six WMATA lip balms. Take this quiz to find out which one best suits you.

CNS reviews new WMATA lip balm

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority recently opened a pop-up shop, selling clothing, housewares and other metro-themed paraphernalia. Capital News Service reporters – (from left in the video) Julia Lerner, Juan Herrera, Julia Karron and Hannah Yasharoff – were excited…

Metro’s M Shop draws rider backlash

WASHINGTON — The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has received backlash from some of its long-suffering patrons for opening a store in its Metro Center station. The new M Shop is “a great opportunity for people to get something…

The Washington Bullpen, Episode 7

On this week’s episode, hosts Julia Karron and Jarod Golub discuss the resolved teachers strike in West Virginia, Gary Cohn’s resignation, and the new WMATA M shop with fellow reporter Julia Lerner.

WMATA delays prompt backlash on Twitter after #Back2Good campaign launch

Orange and Silver Lines were significantly delayed on Wednesday due to a brake malfunction that led to single-tracking trains.

WMATA chair resolves dispute, issues challenge to Governor Hogan

On Wednesday, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan accused WMATA board chairman Councilmember Jack Evans of extortion and made a demand for him to give Maryland land for the Purple Line. On Thursday, Evans and the WMATA board granted Hogan’s request, but, Evans issued a new challenge.

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.