Transportation | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio


RSS Feed
WAMU 88.5

Metro Jurisdictions To Save Big Under Modified Railcar Expansion Proposal

Metro’s regional jurisdictions would save $800 million this decade under a modified railcar expansion plan now under consideration, transit authority officials said on Thursday.
WAMU 88.5

Judge Spares Driver From Late Fees For Unpaid Tolls On Beltway Express Lanes

Defense lawyers say decision from a Fairfax County judge could benefit thousands of drivers who've been told they've run up huge monetary penalties for unpaid tolls on the Capital Beltway's Express Lanes.
WAMU 88.5

Tired Of Herky Jerky Stops? Metro To Phase In Computer Control Next Week

Metro trains have been under manual control since a 2009 Red Line crash killed nine passengers. The process of going back to computer control will begin next week.

WAMU 88.5

New Metro Proposal Would Scale Back Plan For All 8-Car Trains During Rush Hour

Metro is developing a proposal to scale back plans to run all 8-car trains during rush hours, a key piece of the transit authority’s Momentum expansion program approved in June 2013.
WAMU 88.5

Before Passengers Grace D.C. Streetcar, Rails Already Under Repair

No, you still can't ride a streetcar down H Street. But work is underway to repair broken lines and address a laundry list of recommendations from national safety experts.

WAMU 88.5

Investigation Underway Into Causes Of Second Metro Smoke Incident

The National Transportation Safety Board is taking a look at another incidence of smoke on the Yellow Line in February, and whether it bears any resemblance to the incident that claimed the life of passenger Carol Glover in January.
WAMU 88.5

Support Waning For Bi-County Parkway In Prince William County

Tuesday the Prince William County Board of Supervisors is expected to approve a study to determine whether the parkway should be removed from the county's comprehensive plan, where it has been since 1990.
WAMU 88.5

Should Maryland Impose Statewide Regulations On Ride-Hailing Apps?

Some lawmakers in Maryland believe now is the time for the state to tackle regulations on ride-hailing apps like Uber before jurisdictions like Montgomery County go ahead and take action of their own.

WAMU 88.5

PHOTOS: Touring Metro's New 7000-Series Railcars, Debuting Next Week

Prepare yourselves, Metro riders: the new 7000-series cars are debuting April 14, complete with the new railcar smell. Martin Di Caro gives us a photo/video tour.

WAMU 88.5

Bowser Commits Money For Modest Extension Of D.C. Streetcar Line

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is proposing that $335 million be spent over the next six years to extend the H Street streetcar line east to Ward 7 and west to Georgetown, but will not give a timeline for the project's completion.