WMATA giving Google Transit the high hat

Center for American Progress blogger Matt Yglesias noticed today that WMATA is refusing to provide information for Google Map’s new Transit feature. The free service allows users to plan trips using public transit schedules and actually see their… Read More

When I was your age, we walked to Dulles and we liked it!

At the conclusion of finals, some students’ travails will continue as they schlep their way to Dulles International Airport. If this describes what’s ahead for you, try take heart in the fact that your progeny will have it… Read More

Obama to appear on SmarTrip cards

Pity the poor National Zoo pandas. They’re diplomatic pawns between two great powers, not near as cute as they once were, and now not even their places on Metro cards are safe. That’s because Metro is producing commemorative… Read More

SmarTrip cards coming to CVS

A movie theater turned CVS in Brookland The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority will discuss a proposal on Thursday night that would allow 187 DC CVS pharmacies to sell SmarTrip cards. The cards would run $10 each ($5… Read More

How to avoid Metro bag checks

Now that Metro has decided to perform random bag checks, you need to know a way to get out of one to protect your civil liberties. Fortunately, there’s an easy to avoid being checked and protect your civil… Read More

Metro discontinues paper bus transfers

Prepare to say goodbye to paper bus transfers–WMATA will be scrapping those on January 4th. “Bus drivers will no longer hand out paper transfers, and machines that dispense paper rail-to-bue transfers inside Metro stations will be removed,” DCist’s… Read More

What do John McCain and the Silver Line have in common?

A Metro map with the proposed Silver line It’s looking increasingly less likely that either of them will be spending the next four years in the D.C. Metro area. The oft-debated Metro line to Dulles International Airport was… Read More

Metro aims to improve cell phone coverage

Can you hear me now? Probably not if you are reading from one of Washington’s underground metro stations. Currently only Verizon and Sprint customers can make or receive calls, but according to the Post, hope may not be… Read More

Student Metro passes? Either way, you pay

The chance that college students will get student Metro passes are better than ever. In response to the news, GW’s student body Executive Vice President Kyle Boyer emailed the Georgetown University Lobbying Association’s Andrew D’Souza (SFS `11), urging… Read More

Five feet high and rising? Take the Metro.

In case of emergency, hop the Blue Line. In a report on public transportation helping cities cope with catastrophes, the Transportation Research Board, whose members have clearly never tried to Metro their way to Rosslyn after a basketball… Read More