Topic : Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

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Md. latest state to land State Safety Oversight certification

Security and Safety | May 16, 2018

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

WMATA upgrading fare tech to be mobile ready by 2019

Management & Operations| April 11, 2018

Mobile payments will be supported on Metrorail, Metrobus, and regional bus services that accept SmarTrip today. The modernization project will be done in three phases

Government Issues| February 7, 2018

Trump budget reportedly cuts $150M in WMATA funding

Federal officials argue the decade-long program in the 2008 Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act expired with the fiscal year that began in July 2017, even though that interpretation leaves WMATA with $150 million less than pledged under the bill.

Security and Safety | January 16, 2018

WMATA train derails in downtown D.C.

Multiple cars of a train on the Red Line crashed off the tracks near the Farragut North station. No one was hurt, but the accident startled dozens of passengers.

Rail| January 10, 2018

WMATA proposal would refund passengers for delayed trains, buses

According to GM Paul Wiedefeld, the program is an expression of the confidence the agency has in its ability to meet performance targets and provide reliable rush-hour service.

Accessibility| November 28, 2017

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

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

University| August 21, 2017

WMATA, Carnegie Mellon partner on U-Pass program

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.

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