Pay for Metro with your smartphone or watch? Testing starts soon.

Metro is planning a pilot program to test new fare technology and fare gates to allow riders to pay for their trip in new ways, including next-generation smartphones, NFC-enabled watches, contactless credit and debit cards, Federal ID cards, and more. Metro recently announced a pilot program to test the new technology at 10 Metrorail stations, six […]

SAVE THE #74

Shockwaves were sent through Southwest when WMATA proposed two bus service reductions on August 28th. If either amendment is approved, changes will be implemented in June 2014. Operating at an already unreliable frequency, bus lines servicing Southwest could get more complicated, and less reliable. As seen in the WMATA figure provided: Option 1 proposes slashing […]

Save Our 74 Bus

A standing room only crowd of about 300 people listened to a panel of representatives of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) present modified bus routes and ask for comments. The hearing was in the meeting room of the DC Tax and Revenue building at 1101 4th St SW on September 17th. Route 74, […]