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Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

The Shame of Transportation: Safety

Llewellyn King | Posted 03.23.2015 | DC
Llewellyn King

Industries fight safety or environmental protection because of a blind fear of cost. But in safety and environmental protection, the cost is always higher for not doing what has to be done than for doing it.

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...

DC's Gaping Wound: Income and Education Gaps Are Gutting Mobility

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 11.15.2012 | DC
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

America is witnessing some of its highest income inequality and lowest social mobility rates ever. If we are to fix any of this, it is best that we start at home, in our back yard, and in our nation's capital. And that begins with the Anacostia.

Metro Will Hand Out 'Hello Yellow!' Vouchers

Posted 09.13.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- When the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority realigned its rush-hour Metrorail service in June to reduce train congestion hea...

6 Metrorail Stations Closed This Weekend

Posted 08.03.2012 | DC

Metro will be shuttering six of its stations this weekend on two lines as part of ongoing track rehabilitation and other work that necessitates closin...

LOOK: 'Confused' French Woman Stranded In Odd Place

Posted 07.19.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A "confused" French woman tried to cross over Metrorail's Red Line tracks at Metro Center before transit personnel shut off electricity...

Part Of Red Line Shuttered This Weekend

Posted 07.19.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Got plans this weekend involving Metro? Prepare for some work zones, including a partial shutdown of the Red Line. Plan ahead! Fr...

Heads Up: DCA's Metro Access Will Be Limited

Posted 07.10.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Are you flying in or out of Reagan National Airport this weekend? If you're planning to use Metro's Blue or Yellow Line to reach or leav...

Heat-Kink Repairs Shutter Rail Line

Posted 07.09.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Full service on the heat-kink damaged Green Line was restored Monday after Metro repaired a 1,000-foot section of track that had buckled...

Tourists Visiting Nation's Capital Hit By New $1 Fee

Posted 07.05.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- When tourists were in the nation's capital for the Fourth of July, they may have noticed a new unwelcome sign taped up to Metrorail fare...

PHOTOS: Commuters Face Misery In D.C. After Storm

Posted 07.02.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- With power outages remaining throughout the D.C. area, commuters are facing a miserable trek to work on Monday, the first work day after...

PHOTOS: Red Line Crash Remembered 3 Years Later

Posted 06.22.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Public officials dedicated a plaque on Friday morning near the site of Metro's fatal 2009 Red Line train collision honoring the nine peo...

Metro OK's Bottled Water Use During Heat Wave

Posted 06.20.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Newsflash! It's hot outside. But you already knew that. A heat advisory is in effect for the District of Columbia and its Maryland a...

Metro Switches Rush-Hour Service

Posted 06.18.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- After months of planning, Metro's new Rush-Plus rail service pattern is going live on Monday, impacting thousands of commuters, especial...

Metro Station Renaming To Be Celebrated

Posted 06.12.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Red Line Metrorail station that helped spark tremendous growth in the neighborhood that surrounds it, will be officially renamed on ...

Surprise! Expect Sluggish Metro Service This Weekend

Posted 05.31.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Regular weekend Metro riders are all too familiar with the transit agency's massive ongoing rail system rehabilitation efforts. This wee...

LOOK: Outdated Metro Map Survives In Red Line Train Car

The Huffington Post | Michael Grass | Posted 05.01.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Do you remember when Yellow Line trains didn't go north of Mount Vernon Square, a time where "Penn Quarter" and "Ronald Reagan" were not...

Plan Ahead: Metro Details Track Work Plan For Spring, Summer, Fall

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.09.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- After a few weekends of Metrorail track work relief for the cherry blossom season, system riders will soon again experience the delays a...

D.C. Metro Fare Hikes Won't Be As Severe As Originally Thought

Posted 04.09.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- In January, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority General Manager Richard Sarles unveiled an eye-popping fare-hike plan that in...

WATCH: Metro Removes Dupont Circle Escalators

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.22.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Although the south entrance to the Red Line's Dupont Circle station remains closed, Metro officials are keeping would-be passengers upda...

Metro Unveils New Map

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.19.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, which is preparing to deploy a modified rush-hour service pattern for the Orange, Bl...

Congressman: 'Go To Hell Barack' Metro Ad Is 'Deeply Disrespectful'

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.01.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) wants the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority to remove a controversial anti-health care reform advert...

Metro Considers Options For Silver Line Station Names

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.21.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Next stop, Innovation? That's one of the possible names for stations being proposed for Metrorail's Silver Line, which is currently unde...

Plan Ahead, Yellow Line Commuters

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.10.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If you're at Metrorail's L'Enfant Plaza station on Saturday or Sunday and are looking for a Yellow Line train to Virginia, you'll have t...

Major Red Line Track Work To Last Into 2015

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.03.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Patience, patience, patience. Red Line users will have to endure at least three more years of major rehabilitation work on Metrorail's b...