March 5, 2013
The contracts provide a new approach for determining when a paratransit vehicle is “late," as the contractor managing the scheduling and dispatching functions will share performance incentives and disincentives with the contractors delivering the service to customers.
February 28, 2013
David Kubicek, who was instrumental in improving safety on the Metrorail, will leave the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority on March 18. It is not clear what he plans to do next.
February 12, 2013
Ninety-one percent of train stops occurred on time, a 1% improvement over 2011, and the rail system made a 13% improvement in reliability over last year. Additionally, Metro has been able to put into service an average of 23 more cars each morning in 2012 compared to 2011, reducing crowding.
January 22, 2013
The National Safety Council recognized Richard R. Sarles as one of its 2013 CEOs Who “Get It,” its annual recognition of business leaders who demonstrate world-class safety.
December 6, 2012
The Voice of the Customer report surveyed rail and bus riders about customer satisfaction, reliability, safety, cleanliness and customer service. 87% of bus and 86% of rail riders rated high satisfaction with security. 79% of bus and rail riders reported a high likelihood to recommend Metro to a friend.
December 4, 2012
In response to criticism from city officials, the agency will not cut service after 8 p.m. to some neighborhoods in the Southeastern region of Washington, D.C., despite routine attacks that injure riders and drivers and damage the buses.
October 5, 2012
The Shepherd Parkway Metrobus Division sits on 16 acres of land with space for up to 250 buses. Initially, it will house 114 Metrobuses that operate on 50 routes mainly in Southeast and Southwest Washington, D.C., providing better service for thousands of customers.
September 13, 2012
Outstanding safety recommendations included, enhance the safety redundancy of [Metro’s] train control system by evaluating track occupancy data on a real-time basis and Implementing cable insulation resistance testing as part of Metrorail’s periodic maintenance program.
August 27, 2012
Farecard vending machines planned for installation at every Metro rail station have no audio feature, which will make them difficult, if not impossible to use for riders who are blind, have impaired vision or cognitive impairments.
August 7, 2012
The order for 95 Xcelsior XDE40 buses is a conversion of options under the existing contract with the transit system and follows upon the delivery of 152 Xcelsior buses during 2011.
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