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Single-Tracking On Red Line Through Downtown This Weekend

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.23.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If you're planning on using the Red Line this weekend through downtown, plan to add 30 minutes of additional travel time if you're headi...

Metro Announces Online SmarTrip Reloading

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.22.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- After years of customers asking for it, Metro is finally delivering on its promise to introduce online reloading of its SmarTrip payment...

Metro Throws Out Set Schedules For Busy Bus Line

The Huffington Post | Michael Grass | Posted 11.22.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- When Metro institutes a number of bus changes this weekend across the region, the transit agency will be trying something new with one b...

Metro Tests Escalator Sensors To Monitor Performance

Washington Examiner | Posted 11.22.2011 | DC

Metro is testing new remote sensors on some escalators to help officials learn faster when the units are on the fritz, one more step in the agency's l...

Gov. Bob McDonnell Finally Gets His Wish

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- After months of saying the commonwealth should play more of a role in the oversight of Metro, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) made an ap...

Metro's Yellow Line Bridge Closed For Weekend Inspections

The Huffington Post | Michael Grass | Posted 11.16.2011 | Home

Metrorail riders who were planning to use the Yellow Line to and from Virginia this weekend, be prepared to find an alternate way to cross the Potomac...

Invest in Infrastructure to Keep D.C. -- And America -- Moving

Richard Sarles | Posted 11.15.2011 | DC
Richard Sarles

Unless you're an engineer, infrastructure investment talk may not seem all that exciting. But it's critically necessary not just for us here at Washington Metro, but for the nation's transit systems.

The War on Automobiles

Chuck Thies | Posted 11.14.2011 | DC
Chuck Thies

If you live in the Washington metropolitan area, owning an automobile is a practical adventure well worth experiencing. And it does not have to be an environmental train wreck.

Michael Grass

More Frustrations At Farragut North | Michael Grass | Posted 11.14.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- When Metro closes the south entrance of the Dupont Circle station in Northwest Washington for a total reconstruction of its three mechan...

California's High-Speed Rail Mistake

Joel Epstein | Posted 11.13.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

In an ideal world there would be enough money to build both the high-speed rail and all the regional mass transit California needs. But we don't live in that Emerald City.

Metro Deploys Sandbags To Flood-Vulnerable Stations

Patch | Shaun Courtney | Posted 10.26.2011 | DC

Metro is planning for this weekend's expected pass of Hurricane Irene and the winds and rain that may accompany it late Saturday and into Sunday morni...

The Future of LAX: How World Class Cities Connect Airports to Transit

David Murphy | Posted 10.17.2011 | Los Angeles
David Murphy

Want to take public transportation to LAX? Good luck.

'Carmageddon' Was A Cultural Boon For LA: Report

Posted 09.20.2011 | Los Angeles

All the people praising the 405 closure for its effect on Los Angeles actually have some numbers on their side. Culturally, "Carmageddon" boosted muse...

A Century City Station at Constellation? You Betcha!

Joel Epstein | Posted 09.17.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Last week, just after a large deer decided to make itself a hood ornament on our car, I got to thinking about what a great country this is. In spite ...

By Bus, Rail, Train And Car: Tips To Beat Carmageddon

Posted 09.14.2011 | Los Angeles

Metro: Hundreds of extra buses are being provided with shorter turn-around time between them.

Everything You Want To Know About The Demolition Process

Posted 09.14.2011 | Los Angeles

So what exactly will be going on while Angelenos are stuck in a sea of traffic or waiting patiently at home? First of all, the process won't be a spectacle, Metro insists.

Carmageddon, Out East, And America Fast Forward

Joel Epstein | Posted 09.07.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

For me, leaving LA doesn't mean losing touch with the progress of America Fast Forward. In fact, I find these regular outings give me some helpful perspective on what Angelenos are trying to achieve transit-wise.

Rejecting Century City Subway Station Adjacent

Joel Epstein | Posted 08.28.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Dear Beverly Hills: What were you thinking when you let your mayor write Metro basically threatening to pull the city's support for America Fast Forw...

Bait-Switch-Fix: The Westside Subway's Three Act Play

John Mirisch | Posted 08.15.2011 | Los Angeles
John Mirisch

The message of the press conference participants was clear: we want the Century City station on Constellation and we don't care if you have to tunnel under Beverly Hills High School to get there.

The Wilshire BRT: LA Metro's Achilles Tendon

Joel Epstein | Posted 07.23.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Given the mobility challenge older and disabled riders face, they should be the city's fiercest supporters of the rapid public transit solutions like the Wilshire BRT will provide.

Lucia Graves

Wide Disparities In Public Transit Access Keep Residents From Jobs, Brookings Study Says | Lucia Graves | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Seven in 10 working-age metropolitan residents live within three-quarters of a mile of a transit stop. But a new study from the Brooking...

LAX's Poor Excuse for Mass Transit

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

The time has come to give commuters to the world's sixth busiest airport a truly rapid mass transit option.

Revolution, Democracy and the Subway in Beverly Hills

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

As I ride the Metro 720 Rapid Bus along the washboard known as Wilshire Blvd. I think maybe, as hard as it would be, that it is time to get an office ...

Showing Some Political Backbone for the Wilshire Boulevard BRT

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Next to the spontaneous uprisings against illegitimate regimes in Tunisia and Egypt, as a news story, the Wilshire bus rapid transit (BRT) project pal...

The 30/10 Initiative Revisited

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

What is the best way to promote economic development and hiring? My vote is for a new New Deal which helps communities accelerate construction of overdue projects.