Washington dc transit system


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Origin: George Washington, Christopher Columbus

Land Area: 100 square miles

Peak population: 800,000


Land Area:68.3 square miles

Population: 632,323

Median Household income (2009) : $58,906

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Transportation Agencies Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)

[February 20, 1967 ]

WMATA) operates the Washington Metro, the city's rapid transit system, as well as Metrobus. presently consists of 91 stations and 117 miles (188 km) of track. With an average of about one million trips each weekday, Metro is the second-busiest rapid transit system in the country.

District of Colombia Department of Transportation (DDOT)[May 2002]

This agency of the government of the District of Columbia which manages and maintains publicly owned transportation infrastructure in the District of Columbia. DC Streetcar - DC Circulator

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Washington Metro:

Close to 600,000 people ride Metrorail every day. The DC metro connects Washington, DC to Maryland and Virginia bringing in millions of commuters and tourists year.

The Metrorail system has six color-coded rail lines: Red, Orange, Silver, Blue, Yellow, and Green. The layout of the system makes it possible to travel between any two stations with no more than a single transfer. C:\Users\admin\Desktop\color_map_silverline_001.jpg

Stations: Accessible priority parking spaces , directional signs, an accessible fare vending machine, PIDS, Emergency intercoms

Elevators: ELstat (Elevator Status) system , accessibility and security features

Rail Cars: alert customers who are blind or have low vision , Gap reducers , Priority seating

Reserved Parking: offer daily or hourly parking, separate motorcycle and bicycle parking, Payment Options

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Metro Bus (DC_System_Map_001.jpg)

Metro bus provides more than 400,000 trips each weekday serving 11,500 bus stops ,with a fleet of more than 1,500 buses operating on 325 routes

1.Buses: Metro fleet are accessible, Priority seating, audio stop announcements , visual display, security cameras

2.Bus Stops: Information and visual displays of bus stops can be accessedbefore you take a trip by using the Service Nearby or Trip Planner tools,lists the accessibility features like availability of a crosswalk, curb ramppedestrian crossing signal, an unobstructed sidewall, a stop sign ortraffic light

3. Lifts and Floor Ramps: All buses either have a low floor ramp or are lift-equipped

4. Wheelchairs: Two wheelchair securement areas with tie downs and lap belts for safety, an accessible yellow button

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Metro Access is a paratransit service which WMATA provides through

private contractors who’s , annual ridership has grown from 200,000 to

over 2.4 million passengers

It operates 365 days a year, providing door-to-door shared rides reserved

from one to seven days in advance

The cost per passenger for MetroAccess is significantly higher than its

fixed-route counterparts

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DDOT is the lead agency with authority over the planning, design,

construction, and maintenance of alleys, bridges, sidewalks,

Streets street lights, and traffic signals in the District of Columbia

DC Streetcar - DDOT owns and is currently the sole financier of DC

Streetcar, a surface light rail and streetcar network under

construction. DCstreetcar_test.JPG

DC Circulator - DDOT owns the DC Circulator bus system,

a downtown circulator bus system. 800px-DC_Circulator.jpg

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Goal: Sustainability

Metro Bike & Ride Facilities: At Metro's new Bike & Ride at College Park - U of MD station, you can park your bike in a secure, enclosed area with card access. You pay just pennies per hour, with no monthly or annual fees

First Regional bike sharing system in North America

Nearly 50 miles of marked bike lanes

Great Streets Initiative: attempts to improve quality of life and attract private investments through the enhancement of DC’s current neighborhoods.

Pedestrian Program goals

1) To reduce the number of pedestrians accidents

2) To increase pedestrian activity

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Current Challenges

Today’s customers are facing the effects of years of chronic underfunding and

under investment which have led to:

Aging equipment

Deteriorating Infrastructure

Less reliable service

Over crowding35%



Commute Mode Share in DC


Drove Alone


Public Transportation


Traveled by Other


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Provide additional transit services

Promote walking and biking

Promote efficient vehicle operations and use in the District

Improve linkage between transportation and land use


Improve environmental performance of transportation facilities

Reduce energy consumption

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Robust Multimodal Transportation System

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