Got something to say about Metro’s budget? Now’s your chance.
Metro is holding three public hearings on its proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2023 as questions remain about the system's recovery from the pandemic.
How do you build a better regional bus network? This coalition has some ideas.
A new report offers a glimpse into how far the region has come in expanding and improving bus service.
WMATA set out a timeline to electrify its buses. A DC Council roundtable asks: why not sooner?
Metro plans to fully convert its fleet to electric buses by 2045. But DC Council officials are urging the agency to speed up its timeline, holding a roundtable this month on the issue.
Metro’s Rail Operations Control Center splits the system into three parts. Soon, it will be four.
Like the control tower at the airport, Metro has control centers that tell trains where to go. On Aug. 22, Metro made an addition that will spread out the workload and make the system safer and more reliable.
Not quite “back to normal,” but closer: Metrorail projects continue as the agency restores most service
As Labor Day approaches, Metro riders can expect a lot of service changes, updates, and improvements. Here's what we know so far.
WMATA is on track for a budget compromise that achieves some key rider asks (but not all)
Most but not all of Metro's proposed cuts to bus service are off the table, under a draft budget proposal the WMATA Board will vote on Thursday. So is an extra charge for riders using cash on buses, which advocates had opposed. Unfortunately, a plan to make transfers between buses and trains free was a casualty of the budget process.
The good, the bad and the unexplained: what you need to know about the WMATA budget
Soon, WMATA will formally be asking riders and other members of the public to weigh in on its next budget. There's a lot riders should understand, and weigh in on, in addition to proposed cuts or changes to bus service which have rightly attracted a lot of attention — some of which transit advocates have been requesting for years, and other items which are worrisome.
What the heck is going on with the WMATA budget?
Up to 68 Washington-area bus routes could face cuts in 2020 (and some could see increases), under a draft budget document presented to the WMATA board Thursday. At the meeting, various board members then proposed numerous of amendments, and the board ultimately put off any action for a month. What's going on, and what should riders take from this?
Bus-only lanes on H and I streets NW could make for a faster downtown commute
Your bus ride in DC may get quicker this summer, thanks to a proposed downtown bus lane pilot. Buses on H and I Streets past the White House will get dedicated bus lanes during rush hours from early June to late September.
Make buses better in Baltimore, Richmond, and Washington, says a regional business group
Baltimore, Washington, and Richmond should all make their bus service a priority with more lanes, faster boarding, better infromation, and much more. Those are recommendations from the Greater Washington Partnership, a super-regional business-led organization which just released a new issue brief on bus service.
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