WMATA set to launch on-demand late-night transportation program

Posted on June 27, 2019

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit (WMATA) opened registration last week for a new program to support late-night workers who travel between midnight and 4 a.m. Beginning July 1, qualified workers, such as those in the hospitality or healthcare industries, can receive a $3 subsidy toward a shared ride on Lyft for trips taken between their home and workplace.

Known as the After-Hours Commuter Service, the program will provide qualified participants up to 10 discounted rides per week within WMATA’s service area. The program, a one-year pilot with a budget capped at $1 million, was created to support late-night workers affected by changes in Metrorail’s operating hours to support improved maintenance, safety, and reliability.

“This program will provide late-night workers with a more affordable transportation option during overnight hours as we advance essential maintenance programs that improve safety and reliability,” said WMATA GM/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld.

The pilot program is scheduled for one year or until its $1 million budget is expended. At the conclusion of the pilot, WMATA will evaluate customer feedback, utilization, and other factors to determine whether to continue the program into the future. Periodic audits will be conducted to ensure participants meet the qualifications for the program.

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