Dr. Gridlock: Public Transportation

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Use of public transit surging across the country

Last year had the highest ridership since 1956 and was the eighth consecutive year that at least 10 billion trips were taken on public transportation.

By Washington Post  |  05:30 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Public Transportation

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/30/2012

Public meeting on M Street/Southeast-Southwest Freeway transportation study

The District Department of Transportation is planning a public meeting next month to provide an update on the M Street SE/SW Transportation Study.

By Mark Berman  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DDOT, public transportation, cycling, pedestrian safety, traffic safety

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 04/27/2012

The weekend and beyond

Watch the forecast as you plan travels for this weekend, and check here for the man-made obstacles that include Metro track work and several road projects.

By Robert Thomson  |  06:30 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, WMATA, mass transit, public transportation, D.C. metro System, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 04/20/2012

VRE approves 3 percent fare increase

Virginia Railway Express passengers will see a 3 percent fare increase in their daily tickets and monthly passes July 1 after the railway’s board formally approved the increase Friday.

By Jeremy Borden  |  12:06 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mass transit, public transportation, vre, virginia railway express

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Ride On begins offering real-time bus tracking

Montgomery County’s Ride On bus service launched “Ride On Real Time” on Wednesday, which tracks buses and makes it easier to plan trips.

By Mark Berman  |  03:48 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mass transit, public transportation, city buses

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Money for Metro advances in U.S. Senate

The funds, intended for safety improvements, were approved by the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee. The bill now moves to the Senate floor.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:47 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WMATA, mass transit, public transportation, D.C. Metro System, Washington Metro System, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 04/16/2012

The week ahead in traffic and transit

The Capital Weather Gang says this week will be mostly dry and mild, with Monday feeling a bit like summer. Several road projects start in earnest, and Metro resumes its schedule of weekend track work, following a sabbatical due to the cherry blossom events. Here’s a look at some of the projects in the week ahead.

By Washington Post editors  |  01:21 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. MEtro System, Washington Metro System, Maryland roads, public transportation, mass transit, highways, subways

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 04/13/2012

Metro to survey rail riders

Metro plans to begin surveying riders for the next six weeks to gather “information for planning and operational purposes,” according to a statement.

By Washington Post editors  |  09:39 AM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, , WMATA, mass transit, public transportation, d.c. metro system, washington metro system

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Metro board discusses fares, hot rail cars and other issues

Several committees of Metro’s board of directors are scheduled to hold their regular meetings Thursday. The topic of the day is the transit authority’s next budget, the one for fiscal 2013 which begins July 1.

By Washington Post editors  |  09:18 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Metro system, WMATA, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, mass transit, public transportation

Posted at 06:19 AM ET, 04/07/2012

Metro rider group looking for more members

Metro’s Accessibility Advisory Committee is looking for riders with disabilities and senior citizens.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:19 AM ET, 04/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WMATA, D.C. metro system, metro, public transportation, mass transit, WMATA, Washington Metropolitan Area transit authority, Disability Issues

Posted at 06:17 AM ET, 04/07/2012

Service changes for four Arlington Transit routes

Change is coming to four Arlington Transit routes beginning Monday, April 16. The alterations coming to ART routes 42, 52, 75 and 77 include scheduling tweaks and the elimination of one bus stop.

By Mark Berman  |  06:17 AM ET, 04/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington, Arlington Transit, mass transit, public transportation

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 04/05/2012

D.C. to buy two streetcars for $8.7 million

D.C. officials have struck a deal to purchase two American-made streetcars for the city’s new trolley line.

By the Associated Press and staff reports  |  05:17 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, public transit, mass transit, public transportation

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 03/27/2012

House GOP hopes for 60-day extension of transportation funding

Current funding levels have been extended eight times since the last long term bill expired more than two years go. The latest extension expires on March 31.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  01:33 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation funding, Public Transportation, Transportation Politics

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 03/26/2012

MARC, MTA set ridership records in February

MARC trains set a record with an average weekday ridership of 35,210 in February, while the Maryland Transit Administration also set an overall record in February for average weekday ridership through its transit system.

By Mark Berman  |  03:18 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MARC, MTA, Maryland Transit Administration, Maryland Area Regional Commuter, mass transit, public transportation

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 03:39 PM ET, 03/22/2012

New tracks at Union Station will improve MARC service, state says

Maryland’s commuter rail passengers will soon be able to catch trains more easily at Union Station after the state builds a $21.3 million train storage facility approved recently, state officials said.

By Katherine Shaver  |  03:39 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  transit, transportation, commuting, mass transit, public transportation

Posted at 06:44 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Inner loop closings continue in Virginia

The Beltway lanes will close at the Springfield Interchange as part of the Interstate 495 Express Lanes project.

By Robert Thomson  |  06:44 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia Department of Transportation, VDOT, Virginia Highway Work, Congestion Pricing, Interstate Highway System, Public Transportation

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Mica: Talks under way on short-term transportation funding

Talks are under way to extend funding at current levels for the ninth time, the Florida congressman said.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  02:02 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation Funding, Public Transportation, Highway Trust Fund, Transportation Bill