Justin George

Washington, D.C.

Transportation reporter focusing on national transit and Metro, the D.C.-area public transportation system

Education: University of Colorado, BS in journalism

Justin George is a reporter covering national transit and Metro, the D.C.-area public transportation system, for The Washington Post. He previously covered criminal justice for seven years at the Marshall Project and the Baltimore Sun. In 2015, George embedded with the Baltimore Police Department during the internal investigation of the death of Freddie Gray. His coverage contributed to the Baltimore Sun being named a 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist.
Latest from Justin George

Metro to launch half-price fare program this month for lower-income riders

Transit officials said riders who qualify for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program can sign up for the fare discount.

June 5, 2023

Metro is closing four stations for weeks during construction project

Metro is adding more train service to the Yellow Line while four Orange Line stations in Virginia are closing for weeks for a scheduled construction project.

June 3, 2023

Ailing transit agencies to keep pandemic funding in debt ceiling deal

Up to $3 billion in pandemic aid for struggling bus and train networks was at risk in the debt ceiling talks, but the money was spared from the chopping block.

June 2, 2023

After teen’s killing, activists fear Metro violence becoming ‘normal’

“I remember when crimes committed on buses and trains was something that you’d be like, ‘Oh my god, what happened?’ Now it’s like, ‘Oh, again,'” one activist said.

May 30, 2023

Metro email policy under scrutiny after probe into Russia computer intrusion

As a policy, Metro deletes work emails after six months. The Office of the Inspector General said that time frame can be detrimental to investigations and safety.

May 20, 2023

Computer in Russia breached Metro system amid security concerns, report says

The inspector general’s report surfaced deep-rooted problems that the watchdog’s officials say leave the transit agency vulnerable to attacks.

May 17, 2023

Metro moving toward rail car design that allows for more space

Transit officials visited a rail yard in New York to see subway cars that use the "open gangway” style Metro is considering for its 8000 series cars.

May 11, 2023

Metro to increase Red Line train frequency to help alleviate overcrowding

Trains will run every six minutes or less during peak hours in the middle of the week, the transit agency said.

May 5, 2023

Metro deals blow to fare-free bus plan in win for Bowser

Several D.C. Council members raised questions about the plan this week, days after the mayor organized support for the competing K Street Transitway project.

May 4, 2023

Bowser, D.C. Council’s feud over public transit vision escalates

The mayor sought to rally against a proposal for free Metrobus service that would mostly defund a project she said is critical to rejuvenating downtown.

May 1, 2023