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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...

It Really Takes a Village to Make Culture Change

Chai Shenoy | Posted 06.14.2014 | DC
Chai Shenoy

In February 2012, my small village of individuals in Washington, DC came to Pennsylvania Avenue and testified in front of the Council of the District of Columbia that they had been sexually harassed or assaulted on a bus or metro train of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), the area's public transportation agency.

Who Can Report Harassment to WMATA? Everyone

Patrick McNeil | Posted 12.24.2013 | DC
Patrick McNeil

Earlier this month, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) announced a new way for riders to contact the metro police department: via text.

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 ...

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...

NOT A Perk Of Working For WMATA

Posted 05.24.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- There are many perks to working for WMATA: good salary, stable work and transportation around the city. But for one WMATA employee, anot...

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.

LOOK: This Bus Stop Cost $1 Million To Build, And Has Heated Concrete Floors

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 04.05.2013 | DC

What local D.C. metro issue could capture the attention of CNN, USA Today and even a Russian state-run news outlet? The answer: a bus stop. Of c...

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 ...

Never Get Stuck Waiting For The Bus Again

Posted 02.07.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- For nearly two months, smartphone users resorted to the dark ages of bus travel. When the NextBus app stopped working on December 20...

Packed To The Gills

Posted 01.21.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Four years ago, celebrants who turned out for President Obama's first Inauguration pushed D.C.'s Metro system to a new ridership record ...

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...

Nation's Capital On Guard For Flu Surge

Posted 01.11.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- How is the nation's capital handling what is likely to be the worst flu season in a decade, in which vaccines are in short supply? Ac...

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...

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 Runs Saturday Service For Veterans Day

WMATA | Posted 01.12.2013 | DC
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On Veterans Day, Monday, November 12, Metrorail service will operate on a Saturday schedule. The system will open at 5 a.m. and close at midnight. P...

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...

At Last! Dupont Escalators Reopening This Weekend

Posted 10.19.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- After eight and a half months, the massive escalator reconstruction project at the Dupont Circle Metrorail station's south entrance is w...

Congressman Calls For D.C. Metro Boycott

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- There's another call to boycott D.C.'s Metrorail system in response to a series of controversial anti-Muslim ads put up Monday that will...

Anti-Muslim Ads Going Up In Metrorail Stations

Posted 10.08.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The agency that operates the D.C. Metrorail system has until the end of Monday to post a set of controversial anti-Muslim advertisements...

Nats Fans Have New Hero

Posted 09.28.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Good news, baseball fans. Metro will be ready to provide late-night weekday service for the playoffs courtesy of LivingSocial, the D.C.-...