Washington Metro

WMATA Proposes ‘Severe Cuts’ in FY2025 Budget (UPDATED, 2/2)

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has released its proposed operating and capital budget for fiscal year 2025 (FY2025), which calls for “severe cuts” to address the agency’s $750 structural funding shortfall—a deficit equal to more than 25% of the operating budget—despite “proactive management actions” taken by WMATA to control expenses.

WMATA imposes 29-hour Metrorail safety shutdown

A major electrical cable fire in a tunnel just outside the Washington Metro McPherson Square station early Monday, March 14, 2016 has led to the entire Metrorail system shutting down for a 29-hour period beginning March 16 at 12:00 a.m. for emergency safety inspections of third-rail power cables.

D.C. envisions K Street streetcar line

Washington, D.C.’s District Department of Transportation (DDOT) on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 released its recommended preference for a streetcar line linking Union Station with the tony Georgetown neighborhood, primarily along K Street.

A capital system keeps growing

In the April 12, 1976 cover story of Railway Age, “Day 1 on the Washington Metro,” Editor-In-Chief Luther Miller wrote: “Maybe it won’t last … But let it be recorded that on March 29, 1976, Washingtonians embraced their new Metro with affection, enthusiasm, and the indulgent understanding that an infant crawls before it walks and sometimes even falls flat on its face.”