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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Community Transit's Zip on-demand pilot service will help bridge Lynwood's transit gaps by offering its residents with an easily accessible ride-hailing service at the cost of a bus ride.
The new fare policy will help young people connect with the community and will be implemented in partnership with other regional transit agencies to create an easy travel experience for riders across the region.
In addition to facilitating new payment options, the new and improved ORCA fare system will deliver real-time account management and enable the future use of smartphones to pay fares.
King County Metro’s reduced vanpool fare pilot will allow low-income residents and commuters in neighbourhoods underserved by public transit in Kent to benefit from a more affordable ride-share option.
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.
With a total of 40 battery-electric coaches to be put into service by the end of 2022, King County Metro is currently on track to have a fully battery-electric fleet by 2035.
King County Metro has partnered with the Not Alone campaign and a range of other transit authorities in a state-wide effort to prevent human trafficking across Washington and beyond.
King County Metro has awarded the contract for the design and build of the electrification infrastructure needed for battery-electric buses.
From 5 September 2021, Metro passengers will benefit from more buses and trains, lower prices and extended Metrorail operating hours on weekends.
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.
The service was originally scheduled to launch in early April as a first-and-last mile service, but has been adapted to support residents and essential workers during the current pandemic.
100 off-pavement dockless scooter and bike parking corrals are to be installed in Washington to improve safety.