Topic : Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

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WMATA puts downtown headquarters site on the market

Management & Operations| April 2, 2019

The agency purchased an existing building near L'Enfant Plaza for its new DC headquarters.

WMATA issues RFP for late-night on-demand services

Mobility| March 14, 2019

The service will be offered seven days a week for trips within WMATA’s service area between midnight and 4 a.m. when its rail system is closed.

Security and Safety | February 15, 2019

FTA threatens to withhold funds if WMATA restores late-night services

Local officials are leading an effort to restore service hours the agency cut beginning with its SafeTrack rebuilding effort in 2016.

Government Issues| January 22, 2019

Senators urge WMATA to guard against spying in new subway cars

Lawmakers urge agency to get approval from the DOD, DOT, and Homeland Security before awarding a contract for its railcars.

Management & Operations| January 16, 2019

WMATA selling surplus property to cut costs, generate revenue

Properties in Maryland, Virginia, and the District have potential for commercial, residential, and/or mixed-use development.

Mobility| January 10, 2019

Metro to expand alternative-to-paratransit program to D.C. and Virginia

Allows eligible customers to use on-demand services — without sharing a ride — at a discounted rate, instead of paratransit.

Rail| December 18, 2018

WMATA extends, improves 'Rush Hour Promise' to riders

The service guarantee has credited back approximately $1 million for more than 277,000 trips with delays greater than 15 minutes.

Rail| September 19, 2018

WMATA announces contracting opportunity for Silver Line extension

Under the agency's plan to "Keep Metro Safe, Reliable and Affordable," the use of competitive contracting is recommended as a way to control operating and maintenance costs

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| 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.

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