Public Transportation Just Got a Lot Easier, Along with More Expensive
On June 18, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) rolled out Rush+, a new service plan that adds more trains during peak hours and provides faster access to Downtown DC. The goal is to serve more customers, reduce crowding, offer more transfer-free destinations and begin preparing for the future Dulles Corridor Metroline Project, dubbed the Silver Line. It is expected to improve service on the Green, Yellow, Blue and Orange Lines Monday through Friday, from 6:30 am to 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. All told, 21 Metrorail stations will get more frequent service with six additional trains every hour of rush hour. A new map reflecting the changes will be placed throughout the system. Fares also increased around percent.