Post Tagged with: "WMATA"

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Union Tensions Disrupt WMATA Services

  Tensions between the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and the largest labor union representing Metro employees tipped over twice this week amid labor contract negotiations, prompting service meltdowns across the rail system and delaying transit operations for hours on end. Following the discovery of a mechanical hazard that dealt[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

WMATA Under Scrutiny After 2 Bus Operators Assaulted

Hannah Urtz is a staff writer for The Hoya. Transit workers and union leaders have heavily criticized the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority bus service following two assaults on drivers in the past two weeks. A woman was arrested Aug. 30 for throwing a cup of urine at her bus[Read More…]

by September 13, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Metro Proposes New Business Plan Amid Meltdown

Amid recent criticism for its labor policies and a meltdown on the Red Line on Thursday morning, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority General Manager Paul Wiedefeld announced plans to implement a new business model to increase WMATA’s budget by $500 million per year and cut worker retirement benefits April 19.[Read More…]

by April 28, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Metro Expands Free Wi-Fi Services to the Red Line

Metro Expands Free Wi-Fi Services to the Red Line

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority officials announced Monday its plans to install wireless voice and data services in the first tunnel segment of the Red line, covering stops from Glenmont to Silver Spring, in addition to 30 underground stations that will have free Wi-Fi service by the end of the[Read More…]

by April 21, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
ILLUSTRATION BY MICHELLE KELLY/THE HOYA
For Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has paired up with local advocacy groups to spread awareness and combat harassment and sexual assault. This year, Metro has seen a drop in reports of sexual harassment through its survey and web portal.

Metro Calls Attention to Sexual Assault on Services

For Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority police officers hosted outreach events at five Metrorail stations Tuesday to raise awareness about sexual harassment on the Metro. In collaboration with Collective Action for Safe Spaces, which is a D.C.-based organization focused on ending public harassment and sexual assault[Read More…]

by April 7, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Metro Increases Fares, Cuts Hours in Effort to Lower Deficit

Metro fare will increase July 1 following the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority board of directors’ approval of fare hikes and reduced services last Thursday. In an effort to avoid a $1.1 billion budget deficit by 2020, Metro will increase rush hour Metrorail fares by 10 cents, making the one-way[Read More…]

by March 28, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Metro Rail Car Replacements, Safety Surge Announced

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld announced Monday plans for repairs and renovations for its rail cars starting next Wednesday, in addition to preplanned Safetrack Safety Surges that will continue for the remainder of the month. Safety Surges are planned outages on Metro’s tracking system that[Read More…]

by February 10, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Metro Expresses Concern About Profits

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority leadership expressed concerns this week that, despite facilitating over one million rides during the inauguration weekend, the financial costs of increasing services and extending hours negatively impacted the organization’s budget. At a meeting with reporters Thursday, WMATA General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld said the Metro[Read More…]

by January 31, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
WMATA Fires 21 Inspection Workers

WMATA Fires 21 Inspection Workers

Five supervisors and 16 other employees of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s inspection department have been fired for falsifying inspection records, WMATA General Manager Paul Wiedefeld confirmed Thursday. After a track derailment in Falls Church, Va., in July, WMATA announced an investigation into inspection records. The investigation uncovered falsified[Read More…]

by January 27, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Around 500,000 people used the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority  on Saturday, including demonstrators for the Women’s March on Washington.

Heightened March Demand Tests Metro

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority users faced long lines and extended wait times Saturday with around 500,000 people using the service, including many demonstrators from across the country who poured into the city for the Women’s March on Washington. In an internal email provided to The Hoya, WMATA General Manager[Read More…]

by January 24, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top