In collaboration with Metro Transit Police, WMATA is launching a series of public safety initiatives to strengthen customer safety, including more officers throughout the Metrobus and Metrorail system and new Crisis Intervention Specialists.
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As part of FTA’s Sustainable Transit for a Healthy Planet Challenge, WMATA is developing a series of plans detailing strategies to reduce and address the region's carbon emissions and climate challenges.
Metro Transit Police will work to increase safety across the Metro network by engaging with the community, targeting enforcement efforts and increasing police visibility on buses, trains and in stations.
In addition to supporting WMATA’s mission to provide safe, reliable and affordable transportation, the 10-year plan will foster sustainable regional growth by creating new housing and business opportunities located near transit.
Following attaining high scores across all 17 transit security categories - included its security plan, training, drills and exercise programmes - TSA has awarded WMATA the Gold Standard Award for the fourth year running.
WMATA has announced new service adjustments and an updated employee testing and vaccination policy to combat the spread of the new COVID-19 Omicron variant.
Metro's new all-electric Northern Bus Garage in Northwest Washington, D.C. will open with a mix of the current Metrobus fleet and new battery-electric vehicles.
From 5 September 2021, Metro passengers will benefit from more buses and trains, lower prices and extended Metrorail operating hours on weekends.
The new mobile payment capacity will be accepted anywhere SmarTrip is accepted, including on all Metrorail, Metrobus, and some regional services.
Transit agencies have been crucial in providing citizens across the US with transit to and from their vaccine appointments, often free of charge.
New light-rail line, bus route expansions and pothole repairs were all on the ticket as voters across the USA passed transit ballots worth millions of taxpayers' dollars.
The partnership aims to help students progress in their fields and be able to address real-world cyber-security and transit challenges that WMATA is facing today.
Kyle Malo, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), highlights some of the key initiatives around WMATA’s new cyber fusion centre and gives his insight about adopting a cyber risk management framework.