Post Tagged with: "washington metropolitan area transit authority"

A higher sales tax would apply to the greater D.C. region that is serviced by Metro, including suburbs in Maryland and Virginia. A panel of local leaders last April recommended a 1 percent increase, but the Council ultimately settled on 0.75 percent, as this was the lowest rate that would still provide the $500 million dollars the DC Council hopes to generate annually.

Metro Plans Mobile App for Paying Fare With Smartphones

A new fare payment app that would allow Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority riders to pay using smartphones is planned to launch next year, WMATA announced April 10. The app, designed to serve as a virtual alternative to the SmarTrip cards currently required to pay fare, would enable passengers to[Read More…]

by April 18, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
After 10 months under the leadership of interim GM/CEO Jack Requa, the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority board of directors named Paul J. Wiedefeld to the position.

Metro Leadership Changes

The Washington Metro Area Transit Authority board of directors unanimously named Paul J. Wiedefeld the next Metro general manager and chief executive officer Nov. 5. Wiedefeld, who formerly served as CEO of the Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, will replace Interim GM/CEO Jack Requa, who has now served for[Read More…]

by November 13, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Possible Metro Expansion to Georgetown Discussed

Possible Metro Expansion to Georgetown Discussed

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority  is examining proposals to construct two new tunnels for subway trains — one under the Potomac River connecting Rosslyn and Georgetown and one under10th Street to Thomas Circle — to relieve commuter traffic. WMATA officials brought the idea for expansion to their board of directors Jan. 24 but[Read More…]

by February 1, 2013 0 comments City News, News

Taking the Metro Farther

As much as we love the Hilltop, it’s always good news when city travel becomes less of a hassle. Recent changes and future proposals to the D.C. public transportation system all point toward a simpler, more streamlined network. Despite some disconcerting calls it has made amid a severe budget crisis,[Read More…]

by September 17, 2010 0 comments Opinion