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September 25, 2014

D.C. Metro chief Sarles stepping down

Sarles has helmed Metro at a time that has seen massive reinvestment in rebuilding the rail system, the expansion of the Silver Line, the procurement of new 7000 series cars and updating the bus fleet, according to the report.


September 24, 2014

D.C. Metro taps HASTUS for rail software solution

Will equip the agency's schedulers with effective solutions to manage rolling-stock assignments within several common track sections and create conflict-free timetables.


September 10, 2014

D.C. Metro to launch fare payment pilot

Installation of new fare gates, bus and parking payment targets for the pilot will begin in October. Metro will begin recruiting customers to participate in the pilot within a matter of weeks.


August 21, 2014

Next phase of D.C. rail line receives $1.28B loan

The Silver Line is being constructed by MWAA and operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. The new line is expected to serve approximately 85,700 daily riders by 2030.


July 25, 2014

Thirty dancers hype D.C. Silver Line opening in new ad

Agency will begin airing the ad Saturday afternoon following the grand opening ceremony.


June 17, 2014

D.C. Metro wins APTA Rail Roadeo top prize

In addition, APTA awarded Société de transport de Montréal with an official certificate for earning Gold-level recognition in the APTA Sustainability Commitment program.


February 10, 2014

D.C. Metro paratransit fear outcome of higher fares

The transit authority has not proposed any changes in the formula that sets their paratransit rates, but many MetroAccess riders have said they would prefer that the formula did change because they expect their fares to go even higher.


January 8, 2014

Accenture to equip D.C. Metro with electronic fare payment

Under a $184 million contract, the supplier will replace the agency’s existing fare collection systems. The new system will let riders continue to use SmarTrip cards, while expanding fare payment to chip-enabled credit cards, federal government ID cards, and mobile phones using near field communications.


January 7, 2014

WMATA introduces first of 7000-series railcars

FTA provided $44.8 million in funding specifically to help fund the replacement of the 1000-series railcars. In addition, the agency has committed $58.3 million for 64 new railcars through a grant program.


December 31, 2013

Transit reliability could stimulate ridership, reduce congestion

The report, which analyzes the D.C. Metro system, proposes that greater reliability of transit schedules could motivate more people to leave their vehicles at home and ride the bus.


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