South entrance of Dupont Circle Metro station closes tomorrow for over 8 months

Starting tomorrow, the south entrance of the Dupont Circle Metro station will be closed while the three escalators leading into and out of the station are completely replaced. The entrance has to be closed for safety reasons because… Read More

Programmer creates Metro map based on travel time

Photographer and developer M.V. Jantzen has created a new way for D.C.’s Metro travelers to visualize our rapid transit system. Based on the Travel Time Tube Map that does the same with London’s system, Jantzen’s map adjusts to reflect travel… Read More

Metro fares, taxi rates likely to increase in 2012

Metro is in a poor economic state, and it seems that Washington’s commuters are about to bail it out. The transit agency currently predicts a budget deficit of $124 million for the next fiscal year, which begins July… Read More

G2 rerouted to Wisconsin during street construction

Metro announced yesterday that the G2 bus, which runs from Georgetown’s main gates to Dupont Circle and Howard, will not go past Wisconsin while the District Department of Transportation conducts road maintenance on O & P Streets near… Read More

SmarTrip no longer allowing negative balances

It’s the end of an era, folks. No longer can you put off refilling your SmarTrip when you’re running late for your internship. Metro turnstiles will no longer let you exit the station if your SmartTrip balance dips… Read More

WMATA increases fares for Metro bus and rail services

Last Thursday, Metro’s board of directors approved an $109 million array of fare increases that will impact all forms of public transportation in DC. The fare hike, which is the largest in Metro’s history, cannot go into effect… Read More

Riders beware: Robberies on Metro soared in 2009 from 2008

OK, so this isn’t something you need to watch out for at the moment—dozens of Metro stations are closed and even if you’re using the underground rail, where are you going? But when D.C. pulls itself back together,… Read More

Local leaders pushing for new Georgetown-Rosslyn Circulator route

Bye bye blue bus? It’s been a banner month for the Circulator: after the Wisconsin Avenue portion of the Georgetown-Union Station loop was saved from elimination in in the 11th hour by Mayor Adrian Fenty, plans are in… Read More

The District Digest: Red Line tragedy

On Monday at about 5 p.m. two Red Line trains crashed into each other near the Fort Totten station, resulting in the deadliest crash in Metro’s 33 year history.  Nine people died, including Jeanice McMillan, the operator of… Read More

Ch-ch-ch-changes for Metro

Strange things are afoot with everyone’s favorite transportation system! First off, in the face of budget problems, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority is considering allowing retail kiosks in Metro stations. While this would boost revenue for WMATA,… Read More