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WMATA temporarily suspends 'issue ads'

Management & Operations| June 2, 2015

The ads bring in approximately $2 million dollars annually, so suspending those kinds of ads for the remainder of the year could cost the agency approximately $1 million, according to WMATA. The agency said its decision had nothing to do with any particular ad.

D.C. Metro railcar purchase hits potential snag

Government Issues| May 28, 2015

If the FTA determines within the next several weeks that the 5000-series, which were purchased using federal funds, should not be retired so soon, WMATA probably will forgo purchasing the 220 new 7000-series cars.

Rail| April 29, 2015

[Video] D.C. Metrorail: Here and Now - 1976 promo film

A 1975 promotional film for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's Metrorail system.

Rail| April 15, 2015

The case for driverless trains by the numbers

Some of the benefits discussed by a CityLab report, include a 70% savings in staff, higher frequencies, significant operational savings and more room for passengers.

Rail| April 14, 2015

D.C. Metro launches new 7000-series railcar fleet

The new cars will belong to a fleet of more than 500 new railcars, which are designed to provide a safer, more comfortable ride for millions of passengers and expand the Metrorail system’s capacity overall.

Security and Safety | April 7, 2015

NTSB investigating another incident as part of D.C. Metro accident

NTSB investigators accompanied WMATA personnel on site visits to the location of the Court House incident where additional electrical components were identified for further examination. Investigators requested that those components be sent to the NTSB.

Rail| April 1, 2015

D.C. Metro to introduce new 7000-Series railcars in April

The introduction of the first new train will be the most significant milestone to date for a project that has spanned nearly five years from approval and funding, through design and engineering, to testing and certification.

Security and Safety | February 25, 2015

D.C. Metro launches new anti-harassment ads

The ads feature hands representing different races and genders to illustrate that harassment is not exclusive to any one group or sex. The concept was developed in collaboration with advocacy groups Collective Action for Safe Spaces and Stop Street Harassment, who have worked closely with Metro on this issue.

Security and Safety | February 18, 2015

Report: D.C. Metro knew smoke-emergency system was an issue

A complete software replacement is needed to “make the rail system safer for customers and employees [and to] provide improved customer satisfaction through more reliable and efficient operation,” according to the Nationa Safety Transportation Board.

Management & Operations| January 5, 2015

D.C. Chief Caps Transit Legacy with Strengthened System Safety

In addition to building a new safety culture, GM/CEO Richard Sarles spearheaded the replacement of buses, paratransit vehicles and the acquisition of new 7000 series railcars, as well as the development of the agency’s new strategic plan.

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