Topic : Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

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WMATA announces contracting opportunity for Silver Line extension

Rail| September 19, 2018

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

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

Security and Safety | August 8, 2018

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.

Management & Operations| April 11, 2018

WMATA upgrading fare tech to be mobile ready by 2019

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

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