Posts Tagged ‘Metro’

Condos, Retail Coming to Navy Yard Chiller Site

The booming Capitol Riverfront neighborhood is about to get another major development project. Metro announced today that it has selected a team of developers to build on a valuable site just a block from the Navy Yard Metro station.
MRP Realty and CAS Riegler Companies beat out two competitors with a bid for 126 condos and 6,000 square feet [...]

Metro Takes Control of Silver Line

After repeated delays, the Silver Line took a concrete step toward opening today, with Metro officially taking control of the line to begin testing.
Last week, Metro General Manager Richard Sarles said he was aiming to declare operational readiness—the step required for Metro to take over the line from the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which is overseeing construction—today. This morning, on [...]

Metro Aims to Take Over Silver Line Next Week

Metro is hoping to take control of the Silver Line next week, setting up a possible late-summer opening for the long-delayed line.
The line, which will run initially to Reston and eventually to Dulles International Airport and Loudoun County, is currently under the control of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. When construction is complete, MWAA will hand the line [...]

Metro: Silver Line on Track for Summer Opening

The long-delayed Silver Line took a step toward an eventual opening today, with an agreement between the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority paving the way for passenger service this summer, Metro announced on its website.
Given D.C.-area transit's recent forecasts, however—the Silver Line would be "substantially complete" last November, we were [...]

Metro’s Rich! Or At Least $75 Million Richer

Metro's short-term plans may not be quite as ambitious as some discarded longer-term ideas—au revoir, Brown Line—but they still do require money. And with federal funding dwindling, it hasn't been entirely clear where that money will come from.
Enter Vince Gray, Martin O'Malley, and Terry McAuliffe. The D.C. mayor and the Democratic governors of Maryland and Virginia emerged today [...]

Silver Line Delayed; Could Streetcar Win the Race?

The tortoise-and-the-hare race between the streetcar and the Silver Line continues—and it looks increasingly like they're both taking a nap.
The Silver Line appeared to take the lead when the streetcar blew a series of deadlines, making it clear that it wouldn't come close to meeting Mayor Vince Gray's forecast of passenger service "starting in January, not [...]

Digital Advertising, Coming Soon to a Metro Station Near You

Metro stations around the city will soon be illuminated with screens bearing digital advertising and transit information, following a new contract awarded by the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority.
The five-year contract, with CBS Outdoor, will begin on July 1 and bring WMATA a minimum of $102 million in revenue. In exchange, CBS Outdoor, which operates digital [...]

The Stacked Deck Against Urban Transit

Another day, another ranking: The percentage of D.C. households without a car grew the third-fastest among America's 30 largest cities between 2007 and 2012, reports Streetsblog. That's all the more impressive considering that D.C. was already the city with the second-most car-free households in 2007. Now, nearly two in five households in the city do [...]

Metro Wins Award for Enduring Architectural Excellence

You might not know it amid the dim lights, the out-of-service escalators, and the egg crate-like concrete encasing you, but as you wait for your Metro train, you're standing inside an architectural gem.
So decreed the American Institute of Architects, which just bestowed upon D.C.'s Metro system the 25 Year Award for architecture, reports Architect magazine.
The award [...]

Metro Awards $184 Million Contract for Futuristic Fare Collection System

Metro riders: You're one step closer to being able to swipe through turnstiles with your credit card, ID, or phone. The Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority just announced that it's awarded a $184 million contract to the technology and consulting firm Accenture to replace the fare collection systems for Metro's rail, bus, parking, and van facilities.
The [...]