Metro Investigations

METRO SERIES: WMATA’s quest for ‘Back2Good’ could take decades

MetroGala 10WASHINGTON, D.C. – Although the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Administration’s (WMATA) SafeTrack program concluded months ago, riders on the rail system continue to deal with closures and single tracking – strategies the Metro system may be employing for some time.


METRO SERIES: Metro showing little effort to relieve Rosslyn bottleneck pressure

RossylnTunnelWASHINGTON, D.C. – Years after Metro listed fixing the Rosslyn bottleneck as one of its seven most critical infrastructure projects, riders are still feeling the crunch in the tunnel.


METRO SERIES: Revenue drop, pension liabilities harming system

Metro LogoWASHINGTON, D.C. - With ridership continuing to decline, revenues from fares also decreasing despite rate increases and at least a half a dozen pending lawsuits with claims of $1 million or more, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) trains continue to chug along thanks to an influx of government money.


METRO SERIES: WMATA still dealing with past problems

Metro LogoWASHINGTON, D.C. - More than two years after the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) takeover of Metro oversight, and three months after the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) finished its yearlong track rehabilitation project known as SafeTrack, much work is still needed for the rail system.


METRO SERIES: Is the new Purple Line good or bad for Metro?

purpleline1 327x250SEABROOK – Although federal funding has finally been secured for the Purple Line, questions still linger about how the planned light rail line will impact the existing Metrorail system.