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.

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 mean a reduction in service and higher fares for riders.

Trump’s inauguration has lowest Metro ridership since 2005

Street closures and large crowds make inauguration day a historically busy one for public transportation in Washington, D.C.

METRO DISPARITIES: Proposed plan to study impact of projects postponed a month

WASHINGTON — The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments met to discuss a proposed map that identifies areas throughout the region that have high populations of low income or minority groups. The goal of the proposal is to address transportation access…

Top 10 graphics from fall 2016

Our data lab team was hard at work this semester creating interactive graphics to complement stories focused on everything from politics to sports to economics. Check out some of their best work from this semester.

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…

Will Trump boost Maryland’s transportation funding?

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – While President-elect Donald Trump vowed to build a wall, Maryland lawmakers and officials are hopeful he will build up the state’s roads, tunnels and public transit.

Metro riders speak out on cuts to hours

Metro riders got their chance to speak out about proposed cuts to metro hours and how it will affect them at a WMATA public hearing.