Public Transportation in Washington, D. C.

by Charles W. Thomas, Washington Metropol. Area Transit, 600 Fifth Street, N. W., Washington, DC 20001, United States,
R. Wayne Thompson, Washington Metropol. Area Transit, 600 Fifth Street, N. W., Washington, DC 20001, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Urban Public Transportation Systems: Implementing Efficient Urban Transit Systems and Enhancing Transit Usage

Abstract: The Washington, D. C. metropolitan area is served by a world class transit bus and heavy rail subway system operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). The system is the third largest in the United States, and works in close coordination with a host of other transit bus and commuter rail services operated by local governments and private contractors.

Subject Headings: Public transportation | Transportation management | Subways | Buses | Urban areas | Commute | Local government | North America | United States | Washington

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