Metro Upgrades

The Alliance supports WMATA’s initiative to upgrade to 8-car trains as the greatest immediate improvement to improve Metrorail core capacity. Additionally, the Alliance supports the long-term maintenance/operations/reliability/core capacity improvements and upgrades needed for Metrorail’s long-tern sustainability and reliability.

Coalition of Business Organizations urge USDOT Secretary Chao to restore transit funds

February 23, 2017 in: MetroTransit

A coalition of 17 business organizations sent a letter to US Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao urging her to suspend the decision to withhold federal transit funds from VA, MD and DC to allow the two state legislatures to finish their work on the federally required legislation to establish a Metrorail Safety Commission (MSC).  The […]

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Waste Less, Invest More

February 21, 2017 in: American Legion BridgeMetroPotomac River CrossingTraffic Congestion

The latest INRIX Global Congestion Scorecard shows the average DC area driver wastes 61 hours sitting in congestion during peak period hours. That’s the average, meaning hundreds of thousands of motorists waste even more hours. And that’s just during rush hour. INRIX estimates that 61 hours translates into a cost of $1700 per driver or […]

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Bye Bye 4000-Series Railcars

February 15, 2017 in: MetroTransit

Great news for Metro riders! Starting today, Metro will begin retiring its least reliable rail cars, the 4000-series. Metro started retiring its oldest rail cars — the 1000 series — last year as new 7000- series cars began to arrive. Metro says that all 1000- and 4000-series rail cars will be retired by the end […]

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