Highlights of the year's accomplishments include: opening of Phase II (the Blue Line, National Airport-Stadium Armory) on July 1, drawing a daily ridership of 135,000, the combined system now had 25 stations and carried over six times as many passengers as before, rerouting of 385 bus routes to serve the rail stations and eliminate duplicate service, reorganization of the Authority staff to function as a transit service agency in addition to a construction agency, purchase of 281 buses, over half equipped with wheelchair lifts, implementing two fare increases, phasing in two-way bus radios and improving graphics in the rail stations. At year's end, five stations and 14.2 miles of line were substantially completed and 21 stations and 21.0 miles of line were under construction, and another 21 stations and 27.2 miles of line were under design.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

    600 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Publication Date: 1977-12-31

Media Info

  • Pagination: 29 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186692
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: WMATA-78/1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 2002 12:00AM