LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

Latest Metro setback on driver recertification draws ire

D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) said she supports funding that boosts Metro safety and capacity, but said the latest obstacle stems from a “management problem.”

By Justin GeorgeMay 16, 2022

Metro pulls 70-plus train operators for retraining, warns of delays

An operator shortage on top of an ongoing train shortage is expected to create longer wait times this month, Metro said.

By Justin GeorgeMay 15, 2022

Metro’s new general manager is optimistic riders will return

Randy Clarke, chief executive of Austin’s public transit system, has been hired to replace retiring Metro General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld.

By Justin GeorgeMay 14, 2022

Amtrak, MARC trains resume after ‘trespasser incident’ in Maryland

Several Amtrak trains were stopped in Baltimore, Washington or New Carrollton.

By Justin Wm. MoyerMay 13, 2022

Metro ridership rises, but not enough to alter financial projections

Transit officials on Thursday sought ways to re-energize Metrorail in a bid to ease a looming pandemic-induced budget shortfall.

By Justin GeorgeMay 12, 2022

Union Station overhaul removes parking spaces, adds underground facility

The proposed expansion of Union Station envisions a transformation of the nation’s second-largest rail hub by 2040.

By Luz LazoMay 11, 2022

Metro hires new general manager amid pandemic, safety challenges

Randy Clarke will replace Paul J. Wiedefeld, who has served as top executive for six years and will retire this summer.

By Justin GeorgeMay 10, 2022

Metro says ridership is outpacing transit agency projections

The data raises optimism after huge drops in fare revenue and a train shortage.

By Justin GeorgeMay 9, 2022

Boeing’s move to Virginia will mean few new jobs in D.C. region

While Boeing’s chief executive and its financial leader will soon be moving their offices to Arlington, a company spokesman said Friday the aerospace giant’s decision to shift its headquarters to Virginia will not immediately result in the creation of new jobs in the region.

By Ian Duncan,  Teo Armus and Michael LarisMay 6, 2022

Maryland Purple Line construction will resume in August, officials say

Most work on Maryland's Purple Line stopped in September 2020 when the contractor quit. Here's how the new construction team says it will complete the line by late 2026.

By Katherine ShaverMay 6, 2022

TSA catches man with 23 weapons in carry-on at National Airport

Among the items TSA officers found in the passenger’s carry-on: a dagger, three throwing knives, nine disposable scalpels and a pair of brass knuckles.

By Lori ArataniMay 5, 2022

D.C. Circulator drivers vote for worker contract, ending strike

Members of a transit union approved a worker contract at D.C. Circulator on Thursday, ending a three-day strike and setting the stage for the return of regular service on the system.

By Luz LazoMay 5, 2022

Five Orange Line stations to close this weekend ahead of construction

Five Orange Line stations will close during the next two weekends to prepare for a major overhaul of the stations’ platforms and other structures starting at the end of the month.

By Justin GeorgeMay 5, 2022

D.C. Circulator drivers strike for second day amid negotiations

The District’s public bus system remained paralyzed for a second day Wednesday as D.C. Circulator drivers continue a strike over what they say are unfair wages and poor working conditions.

By Luz LazoMay 4, 2022

D.C. Circulator drivers strike over pay, disrupting commutes

Hundreds of commuters were left stranded at bus stops as D.C. Circulator drivers protested what they say are unfair wages and poor working conditions.

By Luz LazoMay 3, 2022

Virginia 95 Express Lanes to Fredericksburg to open in late 2023

Completion of the extension will be at least a year behind schedule after a contract dispute.

By Luz LazoMay 2, 2022

D.C. Circulator strike possible next week amid contract negotiations

D.C. Circulator bus drivers seeking wage increases and improved working conditions could go on strike as early as next week, District and union officials said.

By Michael LarisApril 29, 2022

N.Y. to D.C. via seaplane? Company eyes region’s tightly controlled airspace.

Seaplane company Tailwind says it’s confident it can get the D.C. route running.

By Ian DuncanApril 29, 2022

Meet the Capital Bikeshare rider who visited all 683 stations

The journeys gave Ethan Aumann a way to explore the region beyond the city.

By Luz LazoApril 29, 2022

D.C. street closures for the 5K Purple Stride walk and run Saturday

Here is a list of streets that will be closed Saturday for the Purple Stride walk and run.

By Alisa TangApril 28, 2022