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DC Metro begins testing automatic doors on passenger trains

Rail| March 4, 2019

Automated door opening enhances safety by removing the potential for human error resulting in a “wrong side” door opening.

WMATA gives riders a virtual tour inside rail stations

Rail| February 4, 2019

The new tool is the first-of-its-kind for any rail system in the U.S. and provides riders with better accessibility to navigate the system.

Management & Operations| October 31, 2018

D.C. Metro unveils location for new headquarters

First major step in a broader office consolidation strategy that will save the transit authority $130 million over the next 20 years.

Security and Safety | October 25, 2018

D.C. Metro taps ForgeFX 3D simulation tech for operator training

Simulator helps improve operator’s critical thinking as well as command and control of railway procedures and protocols.

Rail| September 10, 2018

WMATA issues RFP for 8000-series railcars

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.

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

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.

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.

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