December 8, 2017 – Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA), the sole remaining Republican in Congress from the Washington D.C. mass transit service area, introduced a bill in the House this week to make reforms in the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) governance structure.
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September 19, 2017 – Metro (the operating name of the Washington metropolitan area transit authority (WMATA) faces challenges in both it’s operating budget and it separate, multi year capital budget.
July 27, 2017 – Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on July 24 replaced the two federally-appointed principal members of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) board of directors.
July 20, 2017 – The House of Representatives on July 17 passed two pieces of legislation dealing with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).
July 7, 2017 – On June 29th, 2017 around 700 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) employees hit the stations to thank Metro users (in the form of a coupon for fast food coffee, even though WMATA still bans drinking beverages on its trains and in its stations) for enduring the year of track work and service interruptions.
June 16, 2017 – The House Judiciary Committee on June 14 approved, with little debate, two joint resolutions ratifying new policies adopted by Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia relating to the DC-area mass transit agency, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).
April 7, 2017 – On March 29, the House Oversight Subcommittee on Government Operations held a hearing to examine progress and lessons learned since the Washington Area Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) launched its SafeTrack program nearly a year ago in June.
February 24, 2017 – The embattled Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) once again has its back on the ropes as the federal government is withholding funding from Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia due to WMATA’s spotty track record of safety.
November 4, 2016 – The general manager of the Washington DC-area mass transit system released an outline of his proposed operating budget for the system this week covering fiscal year 2018.
When the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority shut down its subway system for an entire day in March for emergency repairs, it sent a shockwave through the country. People and pundits wondered: How could this be allowed to happen in the nation’s capital? Who’s to blame? What were they thinking?
The ongoing problems of the Washington, DC regional rapid transit system (“Metro”), long obvious to local residents, have now leapt into the national spotlight. What can Zachary Shrag’s 2006 book The Great Society Subway tell us about the past and future of Metro?
April 29, 2016 – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced yesterday that he will replace three of the four federal members of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Board of Directors with new members who share extensive backgrounds in transportation safety.
April 20, 2016 – Last week, the House Oversight Committee held a much-discussed hearing regarding safety and service of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).
March 10, 2016 – The National Press Club held a luncheon on March 7 featuring Paul Wiedefeld, the general manager of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) since last November. This event follows a public plan recently released by Wiedefeld, as well as an editorial in the Washington Post. While the discussion focused on WMATA’s myriad problems, he took a pragmatic tone, acknowledging that issues have not been communicated properly to the public.
October 8, 2015 – A Senate committee yesterday approved a short piece of legislation (S. 2093) sponsored by Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) that would allow the Secretary of Transportation to appoint the federal members of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Board of Directors.