Dr. Gridlock: metrobus


Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Metrobus schedules changing for dozens of routes

Metrobus schedules will change next week for dozens of routes across the D.C. region.

By Luz Lazo  |  12:01 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrobus

Posted at 07:11 AM ET, 03/04/2014

Metro’s bus service resumed on nearly all routes

Metrobus service on all routes. Riders should expect some problems on snowy, narrow streets

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:11 AM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrobus, subway, WMATA

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 02/28/2014

Metrobus alerts reaching relatively few riders

Electronic alerts can be helpful in emergencies, but riders need to sign up for them.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:35 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metrobus

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 02/28/2014

Metrobus looking at how to improve service in Oxon Hill

Study highlights Metrobus efforts to address future growth in southern Prince George’s.

By Luz Lazo  |  11:15 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metrobus

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 02/24/2014

Metro invites riders to comment on bus service in Oxon Hill

Metro will hold two community meetings this week where riders will have an opportunity to give input on the level of bus service in the Oxon Hill area.

By Luz Lazo  |  09:24 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrobus

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 02/13/2014

Metro to restore some bus service at 2 p.m. Thursday

Metro restores some limited bus service. Agency had canceled service because of snow.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:39 PM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bus service canceled, bus service comes back, Metro, Metrobus

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Metro makes changes to Metrobus fareboxes

Changes to Metrobus fareboxes could make the boarding process a little faster.

By Luz Lazo  |  01:10 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrobus, SmarTrip

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 12/24/2013

Metro has special schedules for the holidays

Regular service Christmas Eve, but Christmas Day will be like a Sunday.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:01 AM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, MetroAccess, Metrobus, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Metrorail open late for New Year’s

Metro also announced schedules for other times during the holidays.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:07 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, MetroAccess, Metrobus, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Metro plans weekend closing at Greenbelt station

Buses will replace Green Line trains between College Park and Greenbelt.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:15 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bwi airport, Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 12/06/2013

Metro makes its case on customer service

Metro board members support a pledge to riders, as transit officials describe service improvement programs.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:43 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, MetroAccess, Metrobus, Metrorail, Richard Sarles, WMATA

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 12/05/2013

Tree lighting ceremony means street closures on Friday

Metro announces bus route changes for Friday’s 2013 National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

By Lori Aratani  |  04:33 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metrobus

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 12/04/2013

What Metro fears about fare increases

The transit ridership is a less reliable market than it used to be.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:54 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Metro report to show service improvements

Transit authority’s scorecard shows gains in on-time performance and reliability.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:20 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 11/25/2013

Metro adding airport bus service for Thanksgiving getaway

Metrobus will operate many more trips to BWI and Dulles airports. More details about Metro’s holiday schedules.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:07 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, Thanksgiving getaway, WMATA

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Metro staff recommends keeping the D.C.-Dulles Airport bus

The Metro staff plans to recommend changes in some bus routes across the D.C. region, but not cancellation of the bus between L’Enfant Plaza and Dulles Airport.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:31 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bwi airport, Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrobus, National Harbor, Silver Line, WMATA

Posted at 06:36 AM ET, 10/28/2013

Fire damages empty, parked Metrobus

Investigators are working to figure out the cause of the fire along New York Avenue; no one was injured.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:36 AM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fire, Metro, metrobus fire

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 10/18/2013

Officials: 13 Metrobus passengers, driver of car say they were injured in collision

Metrobus and car involved in collision.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:41 AM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrobus, WMATA

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Metro opening early Sunday for Army Ten-Miler

Here’s what you need to know about Metro service Sunday.

By Victoria Benning  |  02:03 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrobus

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 09/23/2013

Cutting Dulles Airport Metrobus now doesn’t make sense

Metro is considering dozens of good ideas to modify bus service, but cutting the airport route should be off the table.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:17 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Dulles Airport, Metro, Metrobus, Silver Line, WMATA

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Two hearings Monday on Metrobus changes

The transit authority has scheduled six public hearings on dozens of proposed changes in Metrobus routes and schedules. Monday night’s sessions are in Prince George’s and Falls Church.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:16 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrobus, WMATA

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 09/10/2013

Possibility of all-night Metrobus service discussed

Don’t get too excited because it isn’t likely to happen in the near future, but WMATA officials are trying to gauge whether there’s enough demand for all-night Metrobus service.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:32 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrobus

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 08/09/2013

Tips on riding Metrorail this weekend

Work on the Green Line was cancelled, but remains scheduled on the Red, Blue and Orange lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:59 AM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 08/08/2013

Metro riders' council working on 'customer pledge'

The citizens panel that advises the Metro board is trying to narrow down the things riders want most.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:09 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, Riders' Advisory Council, WMATA

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 08/05/2013

Metrobus wants your opinions

Metro wants rider feedback on buses

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:24 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metrobus, WMATA

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 07/19/2013

Oil leak, missing manhole cause street closing in Northeast D.C.

By Nicole Chavez  |  08:53 AM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C. roads, Metrobus

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 06/20/2013

Metrobus service changes arrive this month

Metro is making changes to bus routes in the District, Maryland and Virginia later this month, with additional buses, schedule tweaks and other alterations.

By Mark Berman  |  03:55 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrobus

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 05/24/2013

Pedestrian struck, killed by Metrobus in Olney

A pedestrian died Thursday after he was struck by a Metrobus on Georgia Avenue in Olney.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:30 AM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrobus

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 03/19/2013

Metro to beef up 16th Street bus service

Metro plans to add nine new southbound buses on 16th Street NW in an attempt to alleviate congestion during the morning rush hour.

By Mark Berman  |  02:37 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrobus, WMATA

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 03/08/2013

Metro's accessibility panel seeks new members

Metro Accessibility Advisory Committee is looking for riders with disabilities and senior citizens interested in joining the group.

By Luz Lazo  |  01:51 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  accessibility Advisory Committee, Metro, metroaccess, Metrobus, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 03/07/2013

Pedestrian hit by bus in downtown D.C.

A pedestrian was struck Thursday morning, leading to traffic delays near Gallery Place, police said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:51 AM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C., D.C. traffic, D.C. transportation, Metro, Metrobus, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 07:58 AM ET, 03/06/2013

A light morning on Metro's 32 bus line

Along Wisconsin Avenue NW, buses are passing many empty bus stops.

By Luz Lazo  |  07:58 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrobus, Snow, Snowquester

Posted at 07:44 AM ET, 03/06/2013

A light morning on Metro's 32 bus line

Along In the Wisconsin Avenue NW, buses were passing mostly empty stops, with few passengers on board.

By Luz Lazo  |  07:44 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrobus, Snow, Snowquester, WMATA

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 03/05/2013

Red line delays on Metro due to disabled train

Red line trains are facing 25- to 30-minute delays in both directions due to a disabled train outside Bethesda.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:09 AM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, D.C. transportation, Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 02/20/2013

Rider robbed on Metrobus

A female rider on board a Metrobus was robbed of her purse at gunpoint in the morning commute

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:24 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  armed robbery on metrobus, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 06:16 AM ET, 01/24/2013

Snow, severe cold make for icy commute

Light snow and severe cold could make for a slow commute Thursday morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:16 AM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  commuter buses, commuter rail, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic, WMATA

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 01/15/2013

Metro planning bus service changes for Inauguration Day

The Metrobus plan for Monday will affect service on about 50 routes.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:59 AM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, inauguration, Metro, Metrobus, WMATA

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 01/07/2013

Police: Please stop throwing rocks at buses

Police are distributing a flier reminding people not to throw rocks at Metrobuses or cars.

By Mark Berman  |  05:43 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Police, Metro, Metrobus, police, transit police

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 01/03/2013

Metro police looking for four men involved in New Year's Day assault

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:25 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrobus, WMATA

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 01/02/2013

Metro's service plans for Inauguration Day

With Inauguration Dayless than three weeks away, here's a rundown of Metro's plans for the event.

By Mark Berman  |  03:58 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inauguration, Metro, metroaccess, Metrobus, Metrorail

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 12/07/2012

Metrobus driver seen at the wheel with a newspaper in hand

WMATA investigating Metrobus driver steering with newspaper in hand after rider submits video

By Lynh Bui  |  10:07 AM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bus, Metrobus, newspaper, Unsuck DC Metro, WMATA

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Public meeting in SE to address rock-throwing attacks on Metrobuses

A public meeting on Monday night will address potential service changes in a Southeast Washington area where Metro says buses are routinely hit with rocks and bricks.

By Mark Berman  |  04:40 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, metro meeting, Metrobus, public meeting metro

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Metro launches Twitter feed for the Inauguration

Metro will have 300 "ambassadors" on hand to help customers and visitors to the nation's capitol for President Obama's second inauguration.

By Lori Aratani  |  03:59 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 11/27/2012

Time-lapse video depicts a day in the life of Metro

A time-lapse video depicts a day in the life of Metrorail, Metrobus and D.C. Circulator service.

By Mark Berman  |  04:09 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  circulator, d.c. circulator, Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, videos, WMATA

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 11/20/2012

Thanksgiving transit, transportation changes

Here's what you need to know for getting around the region on Thursday and Friday.

By Mark Berman  |  03:35 PM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington Transit, art bus, DASH Bus, Fairfax Connector, fairfax cue, Holiday Transit, Loudoun County Transit, MARC, Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, OmniRide, RideOn, TheBus, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 05:50 AM ET, 11/14/2012

Monitoring the Wednesday morning commute

We're keeping tabs on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:50 AM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bus, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Metrobus, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic, VRE

Posted at 05:59 AM ET, 11/09/2012

Monitoring the Friday morning commute

We're keeping an eye on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:59 AM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bus, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Metrobus, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic, VRE

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 11/08/2012

Veterans Day transit changes

Several transit schedules are changing in the Washington area for the Veterans Day weekend.

By Mark Berman  |  12:52 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington Transit, art bus, DASH Bus, Fairfax Connector, Holiday Transit, Loudoun County Transit, MARC, Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, OmniRide, RideOn, TheBus, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/08/2012

Keeping tabs on the Thursday morning commute

We're keeping an eye on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bus, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Metrobus, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic, VRE

Posted at 05:46 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Monitoring the Wednesday morning commute

We're keeping tabs on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:46 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bus, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Metrobus, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic, VRE

Posted at 05:58 AM ET, 11/06/2012

Monitoring the Tuesday morning commute

We're keeping tabs on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:58 AM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bus, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Metrobus, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic, VRE

Posted at 05:55 AM ET, 11/05/2012

Monitoring the Monday morning commute

We're keeping tabs on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:55 AM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bus, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Metrobus, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic, VRE

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 10/18/2012

Metro wants to hear from you about possible Metrobus changes

Metro wants to hear from the public about possible changes to Metrobus service.

By Mark Berman  |  11:38 AM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrobus, WMATA

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 10/17/2012

Metrobus involved in accident, no serious injuries reported

A Metrobus was involved in an accident on Wednesday morning, resulting in no serious injuries but snarling traffic

By Mark Berman  |  11:16 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, Metro, Metrobus, WMATA

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Getting to Nationals Park

Here are some tips for getting to and from Nationals Park for Friday's Game 5.

By Mark Berman  |  02:45 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bikeshare, capital bikeshare, circulator, Commuting, D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, Nationals, Nationals Park, nationals park commuting, nationals park congestion, nationals park traffic, nats, WMATA

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Nationals/Cardinals, Game 4: Liveblogging traffic and transit

We're monitoring traffic and transit before, during and after Game 4 of the Nationals/Cardinals series.

By Mark Berman  |  03:00 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, Nationals, Nationals Park, nationals park commuting, nationals park congestion, nationals park traffic, nats, WMATA

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Transit changes for Columbus Day

Monday is Columbus Day, which means service changes for commuter trains and buses.

By Mark Berman  |  12:36 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington Transit, Commuter bus, commuter rail, DASH Bus, Fairfax Connector, Holiday schedules, Holiday Transit, Holiday travel, Loudoun County Transit, MARC, Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, OmniRide, RideOn, TheBus, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 09/21/2012

Metro wants feedback on new Metrobus maps

Metro is preparing to overhaul the Metrobus maps, and they want your input.

By Mark Berman  |  02:23 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrobus

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 09/20/2012

‘Miss Metro’ put on administrative leave after incident with WTOP reporter

WTOP reporter taped his verbal exchange with Metrobus driver

By Lori Aratani  |  04:45 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  metrobus, metro, wmata, metrobus driver, mark segraves

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Metrobus involved in accident

A Metrobus was involved in an accident around 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, a Metro official said. Three people were injured with non-life-threatening injuries, the official said.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:06 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WMATA, D.C. Metro System: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Metrobus

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Metro sets up sexual harassment Web site for riders

General Manager Richard Sarles said the transit authority was taking steps after receiving complaints from riders that Metro does not take the issue seriously.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:04 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Metro System, Washington Metro, WMATA, Washington Metropolitan Area transit Authority, Richard Sarles, Metrorail, Metrobus, mass transit, public transportation

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Metro to add bus service, alter routes

Transit authority adds buses on some corridors and extends service on some routes.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:48 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Metro, D.C. Metro System, WMATA, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Metrobus, Richard Sarles, mass transit

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Metro will hold public hearing on F4, F6 buses

Metro will host a pair of public meetings next week to discuss the Metrobus F4/F6 Line Study, letting people who ride buses on those routes hear about service issues and potential improvements.

By Mark Berman  |  02:09 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WMATA, Metrorail, D.C. Metro System, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Metrobus

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 03/12/2012

Metro plans weekday track work on four lines, weekend work on all five lines

There will be weekday work on four of Metro’s lines and weekend work on all five lines. Plan your week and weekend accordingly.

By Mark Berman  |  12:57 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Metro, Metrorail, Metrobus, WMATA, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 03/12/2012

Public meeting on Metrobus Y Line study

Metro will host a public meeting on Thursday evening to discuss the Metrobus Y Line Study aimed at improving bus service on Georgia Avenue.

By Mark Berman  |  12:10 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WMATA, Metrobus

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Metro fare hearing in Anacostia Thursday night

Metro’s public hearings into proposed increases in fares continue Thursday night in Anacostia.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  03:48 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WMATA, Metrorail, Metrobus

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 02/28/2012

Metro offers new alert system for bus disruptions

Metro has launched an e-mail and text message alert system designed to give bus riders the same sort of information about service disruptions that rail riders have been getting.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:19 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Metrobus

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 02/22/2012

Meeting on Metrobus 14th Street Line

Metro and the District Department of Transportation are co-sponsoring a meeting Thursday for the public to comment on the 52, 53 and 54 bus routes, part of a study of the transit authority’s 14th Street Line.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  05:13 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WMATA, Metrobus, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 02/07/2012

‘Alight?’ How about just ‘Exit?’

If you’re told to “alight,” what should you do? The transit authority says the word is commonplace.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:05 AM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metrorail, WMATA, Metrobus

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Six Metrobus passengers hurt in bulldozer accident

Six Metrobus passengers were hurt in an accident with a bullzdozer Tuesday afternoon at North Capitol and M streets, Metro chief spokesman Dan Stessel said.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:52 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metrobus | Tags:  Metro, WMATA, Metrobus

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Metro’s union seeks public support in bus safety campaign

Metro’s employee union reaches out to riders to get their support in campaign for bus safety.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:35 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metrobus | Tags:  Metrobus

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 07/21/2010

Riders advise on Metro scorecard

Members of the Riders' Advisory Council, the citizens panel that consults with the Metro board, has offered Metro some suggestions that could make the recently introduced Vital Signs report more useful.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:00 PM ET, 07/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Metrobus, Metrorail

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 07/14/2010

A rider's 'vital signs' report?

Post reporter Ann Scott Tyson notes in her Wednesday story on frustration over Metro escalators that: The performance of Metro escalators has continued to fall, according to a Metro "vital signs" report issued this month. Escalator availability dropped to 89.6 percent, compared with the Metro goal of 93 percent. Let's look at the report, and what it says about Metro riders' experience.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:38 AM ET, 07/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Metrobus, Metrorail