iOS app Android app

Dc Metro

When A Major Metro System Shuts Down, Low-Income Workers Pay The Price

Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.16.2016 | Impact
Chelsea Kiene

The ability to quickly absorb major disruptions in public transportation access  is in many ways its own form of economic privilege. And that seems to be lost on far too many.

D.C. Metro To Shut Down Wednesday For Safety Checks

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 15 (Reuters) - The second-biggest U.S. subway system, which serves the nation's capital, will shut down for 29 hours starting at mid...

DC's Metro Calamity: A Lesson in Preparation and Response

Irwin Redlener, M.D. | Posted 05.18.2015 | DC
Irwin Redlener, M.D.

Earlier this year, members of Congress voiced their frustration during a recent House Oversight Committee hearing, blasting the subway system of our n...

200 Jobs Lift DC's Homeless Residents Out of Poverty

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 04.21.2014 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

Every week a steady flow of job seekers arrives at the new Wisconsin Avenue office of AimHire. Friendship Place launched the job placement program in ...

Seriously, D.C. Metro?

Posted 12.03.2013 | Women

Don't you just hate it when you try to chat with a friend about the transit system, but all her lady-brain can focus on is shoes? The D.C. Metro un...

John Tydings: The Man to See

Patricia McGuire | Posted 01.27.2014 | DC
Patricia McGuire

How does a brand new chief executive with little little experience in the local business community get to know the people necessary to build the network that is essential for corporate success in this region?

Patrol Dog Could Be Out Of Work After Transit Agency Refuses To Pay Dental Bills

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.08.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A few years on the job have been tough on this guy: Blu, a 3-year-old award-winning Metro Transit patrol dog, is now suffering from crac...

Stop Watching Us: D.C. to More Than Double Traffic Cameras

Kurt A. Gardinier | Posted 01.23.2014 | DC
Kurt A. Gardinier

The increase in traffic cameras in D.C. and around the country is just one more extension of our growing surveillance state. We're constantly being monitored everywhere we go and it's very unsettling.

Ads For Drones Appear On The D.C. Metro

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

Washington Post writer Chris Richards noticed on Friday morning that defense contractor Northrop Grumman is advertising "unmanned power" technology --...

What's Wrong WIth Renegade Gardening At A Metro Station?

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 06.21.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Bad news for one renegade gardener. And for lots of nature-starved Metro riders. The green-thumbed plant-slinger who's been planting ...

A Big Metro Mystery

Posted 06.09.2013 | DC

Why did someone ride a scooter through a D.C. Metro station this weekend? Good question! Vroom, vroom! MT @steverudinabc7: Man on a scooter insi...

You MUST Watch This '70s Metro Video

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 06.06.2013 | DC

"No traffic jams. No stoplights. No long waits. Just train after train moving people." Oh, WMATA. We know you mean well. Really, we do. After a...

Tuesday Night's Commute Was Definitely More Exciting Than Most

Ben Schumin | Posted 07.16.2013 | DC
Ben Schumin

You may have heard about the Red Line train that caught fire Tuesday evening at Silver Spring. That was my train. Apparently the Metro gods thought we all needed a little excitement in our commutes that evening. And that's exactly what we got.

D.C.'s Weirdest 'Missed Connections'

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 02.26.2013 | DC

It's not just trains that are missed on the D.C. Metro, according to a new report. It's also love. Does the guy or girl of your dreams often speed ...

Chelsea Kiene

PHOTOS: Controversial Ad Campaign Makes Its D.C. Debut | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 01.30.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON –- Ready to see more ads about jihad during your morning commute? Just months after controversial anti-Muslim ads went on display, the...

LOOK: Strange Device Spotted On Metro Train

Posted 01.16.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Here's something you don't see everyday on the Green Line. Last week, celebrity image consultant Brian "SynKami" Boler was on his wa...

LOOK: Red Line Track Problems Cause MAJOR Delays

Posted 01.16.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If the ongoing rain didn't make the Wednesday morning commute already bad, "an unscheduled switch repair" on Metrorail's Red Line near J...

WATCH: This Is Your Commute

Posted 12.12.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- This video may not look like much at first. It starts out as a series of dots moving across the screen in random directions. Then, the p...

Major Sections Of Metro System Closed This Weekend

Posted 12.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- While Metrorail's regular weekend trackwork can often cause minor headaches -- or major headaches -- expect an intense migraine if you p...

Some Metro Riders Will See More Service Reductions

Posted 12.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Don't expect the service complaints you've been hearing from Metrorail's Blue Line commuters to go away anytime soon. In fact, they'll l...

Will the Next Transpo Chair Continue Attacks on Bike/Ped Funding?

Tanya Snyder | Posted 01.21.2013 | DC
Tanya Snyder

While you might not agree with him that privatization is the best medicine for a struggling passenger rail program, by most accounts Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) has a genuine interest in the future of rail in America.

Metro Battles Pesky Blood Suckers

Posted 11.19.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The news that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has been battling bedbugs in a section of its downtown headquarters is ...

Metro Makes Announcement About Tuesday Service

Posted 10.29.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced Monday afternoon that regular Metrorail and Metrobus service will not resum...

PHOTOS: Critical Metro Project Is Finally Complete

Posted 10.22.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The completion of a Metro escalator rehabilitation project isn't usually the cause of a huge celebration, but the escalator project at t...

Savages and Saints

Patricia McGuire | Posted 12.12.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

We can stand aghast at the savagery of shooting Malala. Or we can avenge this act in the way that civilized people should --- moving forcefully and urgently to bring the powerful weapon of education to girls.