Metro

Washington Metrorail Safety Commission removes 60% of trains from service

Washington Metrorail Safety Commission ordered the removal of all 7000-series railcars from service. Only 40 trains will remain operating as of now. 7000-series trains make up nearly 60% of Metrorail’s fleet so trains will operate about every 30 minutes rather than the usual 5-8 minutes.

Six things riders might like to know from Metro’s update to Congress

WASHINGTON – The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s recent update to Congress contained a half-dozen takeaways for commuters and visitors who ride the Metro rail system in the national capital region. Metro, which first began operations in 1976 and now…

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…

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.

Planes, trains and automobiles: the best transportation stories from 2017

Those living in the Washington, D.C. area are likely no stranger to following: getting stuck in a long line at Reagan National Airport; getting stuck on a metro train; getting stuck in traffic on the Beltway. Often times, just traveling around the D.C.…

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 chief promises fewer delays, nicer ride soon

WASHINGTON – Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld on Wednesday said the system will double the number of new cars in service by next year, a move that will improve safety and reduce delays. RELATED STORY: Metro chief promises improvements in…