Justin George, Washington Post

Justin George

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Past articles by Justin:

New tunnel, Georgetown station among Metro’s expansion proposals

The transit agency is considering six options to alleviate projected crowding and capacity limits that are expected to plague the Blue, Orange and Silver lines. → Read More

Group sues Metro over rejection of anti-animal testing ads

The White Coat Waste Project is also calling for a judge to rule that Metro’s advertising policy unconstitutional. → Read More

Metro to use federal grant for electric buses, garage conversion

The $104 million grant will pay for 100 buses and a technological conversion of the Cinder Bed garage in Virginia to house them. → Read More

Metro pledges to do its part while seeking help from regional leaders

A $750 million funding gap starting next summer can't be closed without help from regional leaders, even if fares are raised or work is privatized, Metro board members said. → Read More

Interstate 95 bridge collapses in Philadelphia

A portion of Interstate 95 in Philadelphia collapsed Sunday during a truck fire, blocking one of the nation's busiest highways in both directions. → Read More

Metro to increase service levels this month on four lines

The increases come as the transit agency is putting more rail cars back into service as ridership is setting pandemic-era records. → Read More

As ridership grows, Metro begins to lay out plan to secure funding

The transit agency is projected to be short more than $700 million next year because of fares lost to telework during the pandemic. → Read More

Metro to launch half-price fare program this month for lower-income riders

Transit officials said riders who qualify for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program can sign up for the fare discount. → Read More

Metro is closing four stations for weeks during construction project

Metro is adding more train service to the Yellow Line while four Orange Line stations in Virginia are closing for weeks for a scheduled construction project. → Read More

Metro email policy under scrutiny after probe into Russia computer intrusion

As a policy, Metro deletes work emails after six months. The Office of the Inspector General said that time frame can be detrimental to investigations and safety. → Read More

Metro moving toward rail car design that allows for more space

Transit officials visited a rail yard in New York to see subway cars that use the "open gangway” style Metro is considering for its 8000 series cars. → Read More

Metro to increase Red Line train frequency to help alleviate overcrowding

Trains will run every six minutes or less during peak hours in the middle of the week, the transit agency said. → Read More

Man shot in bus bay in Northeast D.C.; delays on some Metrobus routes

Bus service was rerouted from the station while police investigated. → Read More

Autism awareness project connects kids and the trains they love

A special transit announcement project is taking place this month as part of autism awareness month at Metro and transit systems in other cities. → Read More

Metro to increase height of modified fare gates to combat evasion

The new fare gates are among several changes the agency has made to curb a rise in transit crime and to help riders feel more secure. → Read More

New Potomac Yard Metro station to open May 19, officials say

The new station will be the 98th in the Metrorail system, coming months after the extension of the Silver Line added six new stations in Virginia. → Read More

Metro approves first fare hike in five years, discount for low-income riders

Metro has avoided raising fares amid the crises of the pandemic and a rail car shortage, but leaders said a modest rise was warranted as the system makes improvements. → Read More

Train operator no longer at Metro after probe found he used autopilot, ate on the job

A Metro train operator accused of putting passengers at risk last month by switching to autopilot — a mode of operations that remains in testing — is no longer with the transit agency. → Read More

Parked at a D.C. bus stop? New cameras could lead to a ticket in the mail.

The plan is part of a remake of the Metrobus system that transit leaders hope will speed service as growing traffic levels have slowed bus travel. → Read More

Metro looks to curb transit crime with help from other agencies’ officers

Metro is paying off-duty police officers in the Washington region to work extra shifts, hoping to protect transit passengers in the wake of increased crime. → Read More