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WMATA issues RFP for 8000-series railcars

Rail| September 10, 2018

Plans to acquire at least 256 8000-series cars to allow for the retirement of the 2000- and 3000-series cars at the end of their 40-year service life.

Process to transfer safety oversight of D.C. rail to commission unveiled

Government Issues| September 6, 2018

FTA has begun conducting pre-transition activities, including briefings with MSC's executive team and board members.

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| August 2, 2018

WMATA awards new Va. bus facility contract to Transdev

The move is expected to control cost growth while delivering quality service and preserving current employees’ jobs.

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 | June 27, 2018

FTA calls on WMATA to address barrier safety on 7000-series railcars

Agency must to take immediate actions to mitigate the risk, including submitting work plans to the FTA by June 29 regarding how it will fix issue.

Management & Operations| June 6, 2018

Richard A. White joins SYSTRA as chief strategic officer

Most recently, White served as acting president and CEO of the American Public Transportation Association.

Government Issues| May 18, 2018

Failure to address public transit infrastructure resulting in lost revenues

Failing to address America’s $90 billion backlog of public transit modernization needs, also referred to as State of Good Repair, results in a loss of $340 billion in business revenue to the U.S. economy over a six-year period, according to an new APTA study.

Bus| May 14, 2018

D.C. Metro wins top honors at 2018 APTA Int'l Bus Roadeo

Best Transit Bus Operator, Maintenance Crew, Grand Champion and Customer Service Challenge winners named.

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