Topic : Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

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D.C. Metro investigation focuses on falsification of on-time paratransit performance

Accessibility| November 28, 2017

The issue came to light in a previous OIG investigation, which found more than 100,000 MetroAccess arrival times had been modified in a computer system

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.

Management & Operations| July 11, 2017

WMATA looking for ways to boost ad revenues

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.

Security and Safety | June 28, 2017

D.C. Metro to test use of 'curtain grouting' on Red Line tunnel

Red Line service had to be suspended in two separate areas due to arcing insulators caused by water infiltration during the morning commute.

Accessibility| June 8, 2017

Profile: Donna Smith, Sr. Director, Easter Seals Project Action Consulting

Donna Smith was 18 months old when doctors detected retinoblastoma, a rare form of cancer, and removed her right eye. For the next 18 months, her mother took her on zoo trips and drilled her on all the colors before doctors took out her left eye, too.

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| April 12, 2017

D.C. Metro fires 20 train, bus operators for policy violations

The employees were terminated for violating drug and alcohol abuse, and cell phone policies.

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.

Government Issues| October 27, 2016

Allowing D.C. Metro's continued decline could cost region $1 billion

Finding new funds for Metro, and insisting that it improve its performance, are both critical to the region’s economic future, according to a report.

October 25, 2016

How the media, transit agencies, and planners should be talking about BRT

...as a transportation planner who has worked on bus rapid transit-style systems in the greater Washington region, I’ve noticed a disconnect in the public’s expectations versus the reality of the systems they’re getting. It got me wondering: do people have an accurate picture of what BRT means or the benefits the systems provide? During public-planning sessions, I’ve heard a lot of feedback on BRT. The gist is, “That’s really nice that the bus is a different color and the station platform is fancy, but I just want it to be on time.”

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