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WMATA, Carnegie Mellon partner on U-Pass program

University| August 21, 2017

Carnegie Mellon joins American University and Washington College of Law, the first university to launch the U-Pass program on campus last year.

WMATA looking for ways to boost ad revenues

Management & Operations| July 11, 2017

The most controversial of the revenue-generating ideas is expected to be the sale of station naming rights, which is currently forbidden by board policy. The board was firmly against the idea of selling naming rights in 2012.

Sustainability| April 21, 2017

New Flyer showcases electric bus at U.S. DOT Earth Day Fair

The Xcelsior XE40 battery-electric 40-foot bus accommodates 76 passengers (40 seated). WMATA is the second major metropolitan transit fleet in the U.S. to place New Flyer’s battery-electric bus in service.

Management & Operations| April 19, 2017

WMATA to add free Wi-Fi at 30 rail stations

If plans stay on track, nearly every Red Line station from Union Station to Medical Center will have access to free Wi-Fi and a broad section of the system’s core also should be covered by the end of the year.

Management & Operations| March 7, 2017

WMATA revised budget restores some service, maintains 'balanced sacrifice'

GM Paul J. Wiedefeld’s revised plan would increase rail, bus, and parking fares for the fiscal year that begins July 1, as originally proposed.

Government Issues| February 13, 2017

FTA to withhold funding from D.C., Md. and Va. pending safety oversight program

The funds will be withheld until the jurisdictions pass identical legislation and meet related requirements in order for FTA to certify a new SSOP for WMATA Metrorail.

Management & Operations| October 31, 2016

WMATA budget proposal would kill 14 bus lines

Fares on the regional bus system would increase to $2 from $1.75, while the plan would also raise Metrorail fares, reduce train frequency, and cut 1,000 jobs, including 300 bus and train operators.

Rail| October 26, 2016

WMATA report on running red lights calls for capping speeds, brighter bulbs

Plans to upgrade signals with LED bulbs at the following problem-spots by the end of the year: National Airport, Silver Spring, Vienna, Grosvenor, Largo, and Farragut North.

Security and Safety | October 6, 2016

Changes to DC Metro safety oversight bill to boost public access

The revised bill increases transparency and provides public access to the commission’s work, including access to meetings and the ability to request documents and records by requiring the commission to adhere to the federal public records law.

Accessibility| October 3, 2016

DDOT questions DC Metro's ability to protect ADA passengers using Uber, Lyft

Specifically, DDOT is calling into question the tech companies’ diver screening processes and disability training, as well as their ability to comply with the same American with Disabilities Act requirements that apply to taxicabs companies, such as accommodating wheelchairs and service animals.

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