Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

600 5th St NW
Washington DC  20001-2610

Phone: (202) 393-2227

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, commonly referred to as Metro, is a tri-jurisdictional government agency that operates transit service in the Washington Metropolitan Area. WMATA was created by the United States Congress as an interstate compact between the District of Columbia, the State of Maryland, and the Commonwealth of Virginia.WMATA provides rapid transit service under the Metrorail name, fixed-route bus service under the Metrobus brand, and paratransit service under the MetroAccess brand. The authority is also part of a public-private partnership that operates the DC Circulator bus system. WMATA has its own police force, the Metro Transit Police Department.The authority's Board of Directors consists of two voting representatives each from the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and the federal government. Each jurisdiction also appoints two alternate representatives. WMATA has no independent taxation authority and depends on its member jurisdictions for capital investments and operating subsidies.In addition to ongoing operations, WMATA participates in regional transportation planning and is developing future expansions of its system. These projects include an extension of Metrorail to Dulles Airport, street car lines in the District and northern Virginia, and light rail in suburban Maryland.

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Mon: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tue: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wed: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thu: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm



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SummerSet DC Auditions

SummerSet DC Auditions
05:30 pm - 03/27/2018

At Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Audition Notice SummerSet DC Monday, March 26, and Tuesday, March 27, 2018 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA) 600 5th Street...

SummerSet DC Auditions

SummerSet DC Auditions
05:30 pm - 03/26/2018

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Audition Notice SummerSet DC Monday, March 26, and Tuesday, March 27, 2018 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA) 600 5th Street...

MetroAccess Press Conference at WMATA HQ

MetroAccess Press Conference at WMATA HQ
11:00 am - 04/25/2017

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ATU Local 1764 will be holding a press conference to highlight how privatization has hurt workers and riders in the MetroAccess system. Bring an umbrella and join...

Critical Thinking Boot Camp Open House

Critical Thinking Boot Camp Open House
08:00 am - 04/25/2017

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