D.C. Metro: Update

Hearing Date: July 21, 2015 5:00 pm Rayburn 2154

PURPOSE:

  • To continue oversight of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) Metrorail system.
  • To examine the role of the Office of Inspector General.
  • To review the current and future financial situation of WMATA.

 

BACKGROUND:

  • WMATA was created in 1967 by an interstate compact between Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, with congressional consent, to provide for a public transportation system in the National Capital Region.
  • WMATA provides three types of transit service: heavy rail/subway (Metrorail), bus (Metrobus), and paratransit (MetroAccess).
  • Metrorail accounts for about two-thirds of WMATA passenger trips, making it the largest component of the system.
  • WMATA serves a population of five million within a 1,500 square-mile area.

Witnesses and testimonies

Name Title Organization Panel Document
T. Bella Dinh-Zarr Vice Chairman National Transportation Safety Board Document
Jack Requa Interim General Manager, Chief Executive Officer Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Document
Denis Anosike Chief Financial Officer Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Document
Helen Lew Inspector General Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Document

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