Topic : Washington D.C.

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D.C. Metro plans multiyear project to reconstruct 20 station platforms

Rail| May 9, 2018

Will use extended shutdowns during summer months-rather than single tracking-to provide 24-hour access to work sites.

Redefining Traditional Public Transit to Integrate Mobility Services

Mobility| May 7, 2018

The DCTA — a transit agency just north of Dallas — is expanding its focus to provide “mobility” instead of delivering “public transportation.”

Bus| April 23, 2018

DCTA receives $2.6M to construct bus maintenance facility

The new facility will accommodate up to 45 buses and provide cost savings for the agency, with less buses having to travel to an alternate facility.

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 | February 23, 2018

Washington D.C. meets State Safety Oversight Program deadline

Under the program, the D.C. Fire and Emergency Management Services is responsible for providing safety oversight of the D.C. Streetcar system.

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.

Motorcoach| January 18, 2018

ABC celebrates delivery of 10,000th Van Hool

The coach was delivered during a ceremony at UMA Expo to DC Trails Owner Bill Torres and his wife Liliana.

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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