Metro’s latest quarterly report card shows ridership is below projections and down from the prior year on both rail and bus. It means less fare and parking revenue, but Metro has cut costs for workers and contract services, so it remains ahead of budget. See the agency’s latest performance numbers.
A review of the trial program finds the 35% of Justice High School students who have a Metrobus-enabled pass have taken more than 32,000 Metrobus trips this year.
A summary of the Washington Area Bus Transformation Project draft strategy recommends bus-only lanes, totally revamped bus routes and other changes: “Without transforming the bus system, the region’s competitiveness and livability are at risk.” Read the summary and the recommendations.
Five people were injured in an early morning crash involving a car and a Metrobus on Saturday. Two people became trapped in their vehicle and had to be rescued by D.C. Fire and EMS.
Metrobuses are crashing into people, cars and other things more often, adding to issues already facing the system. New data also show Metrobuses have been breaking down more frequently than in recent years. Metro blames “minor defects” for the breakdowns.
Facilities on Calvert Street, Colorado Avenue and Connecticut Avenue in Chevy Chase will be getting new doors, windows and restrooms.
A Metrobus driver suffered serious injuries after hitting a pole and avoiding another crash in Rockville, Maryland.
D.C.-area buses are going 9 percent more slowly and are carrying fewer riders than just a few years ago. Now, the outlines of a major overhaul are expected by April.
“Our preliminary analysis estimates that for an average weekday when the federal government is closed, Metro is losing approximately $400,000 in fare and parking revenue,” Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld said in a letter.
Citing hazardous road conditions, Metrobus has suspended service on all its routes Sunday. Buses already on the road would operate until the end of their routes before going out of service Sunday night, WMATA says.
A man was sentenced to 21 ½ years in prison Friday after prosecutors said he took over a Metrobus and fatally struck another man with it two years ago in Northeast D.C.
Just before 6 p.m. Monday, Metro Transit police responded to a stabbing at an X2 bus outside the Minnesota Avenue Metro station. The victim was a 14-year-old girl.
The Metro Board is set to vote Thursday to extend a six-month pilot on a single line — Route 79 between Silver Spring and downtown D.C. — rather than take any permanent action on a proposal to expand the cash ban.
Because the Northern Bus Division garage near Petworth is not safe to house buses overnight, the Metro board is set to approve a new temporary home for those 20 long, accordion-like articulated buses through the lease of an empty parking lot on Georgia Avenue Northwest.
A series of significant commuter and local bus changes in Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park in Virginia are the subject of public hearings that start Wednesday.
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