Topic : Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

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FTA threatens to withhold funds if WMATA restores late-night services

Security and Safety | February 15, 2019

Local officials are leading an effort to restore service hours the agency cut beginning with its SafeTrack rebuilding effort in 2016.

Senators urge WMATA to guard against spying in new subway cars

Government Issues| January 22, 2019

Lawmakers urge agency to get approval from the DOD, DOT, and Homeland Security before awarding a contract for its railcars.

Management & Operations| January 16, 2019

WMATA selling surplus property to cut costs, generate revenue

Properties in Maryland, Virginia, and the District have potential for commercial, residential, and/or mixed-use development.

Mobility| January 10, 2019

Metro to expand alternative-to-paratransit program to D.C. and Virginia

Allows eligible customers to use on-demand services — without sharing a ride — at a discounted rate, instead of paratransit.

Rail| December 18, 2018

WMATA extends, improves 'Rush Hour Promise' to riders

The service guarantee has credited back approximately $1 million for more than 277,000 trips with delays greater than 15 minutes.

Rail| September 19, 2018

WMATA announces contracting opportunity for Silver Line extension

Under the agency's plan to "Keep Metro Safe, Reliable and Affordable," the use of competitive contracting is recommended as a way to control operating and maintenance costs

Security and Safety | August 8, 2018

Internal audit finds WMATA must rewire entire 7000-Series railcar fleet

Wire crimping has never been done properly, which contributed to incidents where railcars have problems that can create significant delays.

Bus| July 9, 2018

WMATA orders 12 60-foot Xcelsior buses from New Flyer

The low-emission buses are part of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Bus| July 5, 2018

New Flyer to deliver up to 694 Xcelsior buses to WMATA

The order will include 40- and 60-foot CNG, diesel, and clean diesel buses.

Security and Safety | May 16, 2018

Md. latest state to land State Safety Oversight certification

Federal law requires states with rail transit systems to obtain FTA certification of their SSO Programs by April 15, 2019.

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