Posts Tagged ‘Metrorail’

After Founder Leaves, What’s Next for the Metro Riders’ Union?

Metro's new general manager starts Nov. 30. What will the nascent riders' union do to advocate for customers without its original founder?

New Metro GM: Not the Right Time to Raise Fares

Plus: Details on how Paul Wiedefeld sees Metro's relationship with the feds and the D.C. region.

FTA Launches Metro Oversight Website

Bookmark this one for those rough Metro commutes.

Pikachu Rides the Metro

Paul J. Wiedefeld, is that you?

Metro Board Approves Entering Contract for Second-Pick GM

Metro will formally appoint Wiedefeld in two weeks.

Metro: Normal Service Returning to Stadium-Armory Monday

Some good news for once...

Metro GM Candidate Out

"The executive recruitment process to determine who will lead [Metro] remains ongoing, and discussions with candidates are actively underway."

Metro May Allow Food Sales, But Keep Ban on Consumption

Food coming to a station near you (maybe)!

Feds Take Over Safety Monitoring For Metro

“This is the strictest level of federal safety oversight ever placed on a rail transit agency."

Ideas for D.C.-Inspired Halloween Costumes

The ones you have to explain to everyone, like, five times and yet still no one "gets" are always the coolest.

Chatter: Run Out on a Rail

In which readers come to no consensus whatsoever.

Feds Nix NTSB Recommendations for Metro

USDOT Secretary Anthony Foxx has his own ideas about how to fix D.C.'s beleaguered public transit system.

Shrinking Federal Workforce Continues to Shrink Metro Ridership

Cyclists also aren't helping ridership numbers.

Metro Approves Fare Hikes. Here’s What You’ll Be Paying.

The Metro Board of Directors approved its fiscal year 2015 budget today, which, as expected, included fare hikes on buses, trains, and parking.
The fares go in effect July 1, 2014. Here it is, in dollars and cents:

Fares will increase about 10 cents per trip, or by about 3 percent.
Short trips of 3 miles or less [...]

Rewriting The Spintastic WMATA “Report Card”

Could you rewrite Metro's "highlights" from its report card to remove the spin? Yes, you could!
Compared to the same quarter last year, Metro on-time performance remained steady or improved. Despite more planned track work and rebuilding, Metrorail on-time performance rose 0.5 percent to 89.8 percent in the first quarter. Metrobus on-time performance remained steady in [...]