Posts tagged with 'WMATA'
MetroAccess "No Strand" Policy Wins, for Now
MetroAccess "No Strand" Policy Wins, for Now
On August 1, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) wrote a memo to all MetroAccess drivers telling them to stop picking up anyone who could not pay the full fare, starting on Monday. Now, just four days later, WMATA ...
Joint WMATA Governance Review Task Force Met With Frustration
Joint WMATA Governance Review Task Force Met With Frustration
This morning’s Board of Trade/Council of Governments task force meeting to gain public input on Metro governance and best practices was a disappointment, expressed many participants. Here are some of the complaints that resonated among most of the 12 speakers who ...
Have Ideas for Metro?
Have Ideas for Metro?
Do you have ideas about how to improve Metro? Now’s your chance to talk. On Thursday, July 1, a joint task force run by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) and the Greater Washington Board of Trade has invited the ...
One Year After Metro Crash: Let's Make Sustainable Transit Safer
One Year After Metro Crash: Let's Make Sustainable Transit Safer
If you see your bus driver texting – or dozing – what can you do? Or how about if you notice a train conductor talking on a cell phone? These were some of the questions that arose yesterday at “Transportation ...
Metro Board Hikes Fares, Maintains Service
Metro Board Hikes Fares, Maintains Service
Last Thursday, the Metro Board of Directors unanimously approved the biggest fare hike in the history of the transit agency, totaling nearly $109 million in rail, bus and paratransit fare increases. The deal was made over a “lunch break,” closed ...
Metro Fare Hikes: Who's Hit the Hardest?
Metro Fare Hikes: Who's Hit the Hardest?
Metrobus riders are poorer and have fewer transportation alternatives than Metrorail riders, says Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) data – and they face the biggest fare hikes under current proposals. Rail passengers, who face a 15% increase in fares ...
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