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  Washington Metro - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Washington Metro, or simply Metro, is the public transportation system of Washington, D.C., and neighboring suburban communities in Maryland and Virginia, both inside and outside the Capital Beltway.
Metro terminated the contract with Penn Parking, and on June 28, 2004, implemented a cashless parking system, where customers are required to pay for parking with SmarTrip cards.
Washington Metro is unique among major public transportation systems in having no dedicated source of funding.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Washington_Metro   (5635 words)

 Pilot program for use of biodiesel fuel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Metro has committed to pilot the use of a blend of five percent biodiesel and 95 percent Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) over the next two years, and is already using the fuel at its Ryerson and Bellevue bases.
Metro was recognized for its leadership in investing in advanced technologies and emissions reduction strategies.
Metro Transit is a division of the King County Department of Transportation
transit.metrokc.gov /am/vehicles/biodiesel-pilot.html   (770 words)

Metro protects open space and parks, plans for land use and transportation, and manages garbage disposal and recycling for 1.3 million residents in three counties and 25 cities in the Portland, Oregon, region.
Metro works to keep nature in neighborhoods by acquiring and restoring natural areas, protecting fish and wildlife habitat, providing parks and natural areas, supporting volunteer stewardship, teaching natural gardening, and operating the Oregon Zoo, which has many acclaimed conservation programs.
Metro manages the region’s solid waste system and can help you recycle and reduce waste, find a recycler or garbage hauler and identify and reduce use of hazardous waste.
www.metro-region.org   (444 words)

 Building the Washington Metro   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Planning for Metro began in the 1950s, construction began in 1969, and the first segment opened for operation in 1976.
Metro is one of the largest public-works projects ever built, and it is the second-busiest rail transit system in the United States.
Metro is the creation of thousands of planners, engineers, architects, and builders, and hundreds of thousands of neighbors and riders.
chnm.gmu.edu /metro   (136 words)

 Washington, D.C.
The Washington, DC Metrorail system is a regional rapid transit system consisting of five lines, 83 stations and approximately 103 miles of track.
The Metro "M" is shown at the top; and just beneath the "M" there is a colored stripe (or combination of colored stripes) that indicates which line (or lines) serves the station.
When the Metro system was in the planning stages, they wanted to include a route to Georgetown, but the residents of the affluent neighborhood thought the subway would bring crime and would be seedy, not the technological marvel that it became.
world.nycsubway.org /us/washdc   (3490 words)

 TheCapitol.Net > Visiting Washington, DC > How to Use the Subway (the Metro / Metrorail) in Washington, DC
The Metro is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).
Metro station entrances are marked by tall brown columns with a large "M" on each side.
At the Metro station, just insert your farecard into the faregate with the green light and white arrow.
www.thecapitol.net /VisitingDC/metrorail.htm   (980 words)

 Washington (D.C.) - Wikitravel
Washington, D.C. or the District of Columbia (the city and the district are coterminous), is the capital of the United States of America.
Washington, D.C. is primarily served by I-95 from Baltimore, MD or Richmond, VA. I-95 South is particularly bad on Friday afternoons and any time people are likely to be going to the beach.
Metro: Anacostia, [47] This is the Smithsonian's center for African-American history and culture.
wikitravel.org /en/Washington_(D.C.)   (9197 words)

 EarthCam - Capitol Cam
Washington, DC has is a diverse, exciting urban center that combines neoclassical government buildings, monuments, memorials, museums and the National Mall with colorful neighborhoods, art, theatre, music and culture.
Visitors to this city are inspired by the beautiful Capitol Building and Washington Monument by day and moved by the melodious performances of the National Symphony Orchestra by night.
Washington is also home to more than 150 embassies, chancelleries and diplomatic homes where colors, cultures and languages mix like nowhere else.
www.earthcam.com /usa/dc/metrosquare   (236 words)

 Marriott Washington Metro Center - Marriott Hotels, Resorts, and Suites Washington - TravelForKids.com - Washington DC
The charming and inviting Marriott at Metro Center is located in the metro downtown Washington DC area.
With access to the Washington Metro system adjacent to the hotel, business and leisure travelers can enjoy all the history, arts, entertainment and dining that the metro DC area has to offer.
This premier Washington DC hotel is within blocks of the Verizon Center, the National Portrait Gallery, and the Washington Convention Center.
arestravel.com /1113_hotel-info_h14605.html   (283 words)

 Green Line (Washington Metro) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Green Line of the Washington Metro consists of 21 subway stations from Branch Ave to Greenbelt.
It shares four stations in Washington with the Yellow Line.
Service on the Green Line began on May 11, 1991 on four stations between U St/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo and Gallery Pl-Chinatown, but was basically just the Yellow Line, as all trains were still Yellow Line trains running between U St and Huntington.
www.gogog.com /project/wikipedia/index.php/Green_Line_(Washington_Metro)   (380 words)

 Lake Washington Overview and Detailed Graphs, King County, Washington
Lake Washington is the largest of the three major lakes in King County, and the second largest natural lake in the State of Washington.
Lake Washington is perhaps the best example in the world of successful lake restoration by the diversion of sewage, and has been extensively studied and researched.
The basin of Lake Washington is a deep, narrow, glacial trough with steeply sloping sides, sculpted by the Vashon ice sheet, the last continental glacier to move through the Seattle area.
dnr.metrokc.gov /wlr/waterres/lakes/LakeWashington.htm   (528 words)

 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Metro security enhanced since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks
Metro's 50 newest rail cars to be in service by December
Metro to RFK Stadium for Nationals and DC United games
www.wmata.com   (136 words)

 Railing against Metro - Washington Business Journal:
The movement started after Kevin Moore, a D.C. resident and Metro user, discovered in a public Internet forum (groups.yahoo.com/group/wmatru) that he is just one of many frustrated riders looking for a collective way to get Metro's attention.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (www.wmata.com) recently approved a 15-cent increase in base fares for rail service and some of its bus service to help shore up a $40 million budget shortfall.
Metro also came under fire for reducing the number of late trains it runs during the week, but officials are rethinking that move after many riders lodged complaints.
washington.bizjournals.com /washington/stories/2004/08/09/story2.html   (832 words)

 Washington Metro News - Page 2
It was a call to my brother, doing Ph.D. at George Washington, which made my mind to spend Easter vacations with him and family in Annandale, North Virginia outside Washington D.C., across the Potomac.
As readers of the blog may now, I lived in Washington DC for about nine years before transferring to Atlanta in late 1998.
Although most people in Washington's far-flung suburbs may get around by private automobile, they are served by a number of public bus systems operated by a variety of cities and counties in the region.
www.topix.net /metro/washington-baltimore-dc-md-va-wv/page2   (757 words)

 ABC News: Washington Metro Wants Freebie
Washington Metro has launched a campaign to find a new voice for its "Doors closing" warning.
So a few weeks ago, they launched a campaign to find a new voice, inviting everyday riders to submit a CD or audiotape with recordings of two messages performed in three tones of voice: polite, serious and authoritative.
But Metro officials, who found a way to pay $238,000 in severance and $116,000 in pension benefits each year to a chief executive it just fired, won't pay anything to the winner of its "Doors Closing Voice 2006" contest, saying this is for fun, not for profit.
abcnews.go.com /Technology/story?id=1518152   (298 words)

 Washington Metro News
While it may seem like there's a Starbucks on every corner, there will soon be some more options for coffee drinkers in the Washington area.
Cultural distinctions make Fairfax and Washington the places to be Date published: 9/5/2006 It feels good to be back in a cultured environment.
Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, September 5, 2006; Page A01 Twelve girls sat in rows at the front of the community room in Silver Spring's Muslim Community Center, calming their nerves with giggles and...
www.topix.net /metro/washington-baltimore-dc-md-va-wv   (692 words)

 Metro Train Washington DC
Maps of metro trains in Washington DC are just a few of the services they provide.
Not only is the metro easily accessible, but certainly a great value if you plan to ride the metro at least 5 times within the same day.
Most sights are accessible by metro or even a short walk from your nearby hotel.
www.dcaccommodations.com /metro-train-washington-dc.html   (393 words)

 Washington's Metro: Deficits by Design   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This presentation by Robert Puentes examines the unusual financial structure of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and argues that the agency's serious budgetary challenges owe in large part to its problematic revenue base.
The metro program hosts and participates in a variety of public forums.
To view a complete list of these events, please visit the metro program's Speeches and Events page which provides copies of major speeches, PowerPoint presentations, event transcripts, and event summaries.
www.brookings.edu /metro/speeches/20040603_wmata.htm   (222 words)

 ASID - Washington Metro :: Communications
All Washington Metro chapter ASID practitioners and Industry Partners representatives in good standing are eligible.
These contributions benefit the Washington metropolitan community at large, are nonpartisan, and are judged on their own merits.
All Washington Metro chapter Professional, Allied, Industry Partners, and Student members in good standing are eligible candidates.
www.asiddcmetro.org /communications/awards.asp   (565 words)

 Washington Marriott Metro Ctr - Washington - EasyTravel.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
EasyTravel.com > District of Columbia > Washington > Washington Marriott Metro Ctr
In the heart of Washington, the Marriott at Metro Center offers the amenities and services to give both the business and pleasure traveler what you need to make the most of your trip to Washington, DC.
The Marriott is close to the White House, Ford's Theatre, and Metro Center, among other points of interest.
washington.easytravel.com /washington_marriott_metro_ctr.html   (385 words)

 rachelleb.com: Washington DC Metro   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
While riding the Washington metro I cannot help but to contrast it to the New York subway system.
I assume that, although they are not listed, Washington enforces rules against public performances in the stations and whipping it out and taking a leak on the subway platform, both things that happen all the time on the New York subway.
Posted by: Mike at December 2, 2003 07:01 PM The DC Metro is nice and operates efficiently, but it's nice in a bland/dull/sterile sort of way.
www.rachelleb.com /001380.html   (552 words)

 Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A general map of the counties that are a part of the area, based on the 1990 Census.
The Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area is the metropolitan area consisting of Washington, D.C. Baltimore, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Central Maryland, and two counties in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington (VA)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Baltimore-Washington_Metropolitan_Area   (372 words)

 UrbanRail.Net > America > USA > Washington, DC - Metro (Subway)
The Washington Metro celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2001.
61 km and 43 stations lie within Washington DC, 61 km (26 stations) are in Maryland and 47 km (20 stations) in Virginia.
Phase 1 is to begin construction in 2006 from the existing West Falls Church Metro station to Wiehle Avenue on the east edge of Reston.
www.urbanrail.net /am/wash/washington.htm   (362 words)

 NVTA favors tax increase to fund Metro - The Washington Times: Metropolitan - December 29, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The idea of raising the Washington region's sales tax to fund Metro received a boost yesterday, when the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) lined up in favor of it.
The cash-strapped transit agency projects a $42 million deficit in 2006 and a $31 million gap in 2007.
Metro Chief Executive Officer Richard A. White said in October that much of the criticism directed at agency management "has been deserved."
www.washingtontimes.com /metro/20041228-102813-6885r.htm   (464 words)

 metro-washington-bpd.org ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
We are committed to provide education and support to consumers and family members in the greater Washington, DC area.
In a comfortable and validating atmosphere of sharing and caring leading to hopefulness, many issues will be covered including signs and symptoms, possible causes, treatments, course and outcome, communication skills, informational and community resources, and advocacy issues.
The Metro Washington Borderline Personality Disorder Education and Support Group is open to those suffering BPD, families, friends and mental health professionals.
metro-washington-bpd.org   (185 words)

 Washington County, MN - Watershed Dist.-Mgmt. Org.
To implement the plan, watershed districts may adopt rules and regulations and permit certain activities in the district.
1(a)(3) none of the JPAWMOs in Washington County have elected to exercise this authority.
Watershed district managers are appointed by the Washington County Board of Commissioners.
www.co.washington.mn.us /info_for_residents/environment/watershed_districts   (370 words)

 L'Enfant Plaza (Washington Metro) - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The station is located in Southwest, with entrances at the L'Enfant Plaza mall concourse at 9th and D Streets, on D Street between 6th and 7th Streets, at Maryland Avenue and 7th Street, and in the courtyard of the Department of Transportation building.
It is somewhat of a joke amongst veteran Metro riders that Metro train operators commonly mispronounce the French name "L'Enfant" as "luh-font." The correct pronunciation is "lohn-FOHN," the "t" is silent and the first "n" is not.
L'Enfant Plaza is named for the French architect of the Federal District, Pierre Charles L'Enfant.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/L%27Enfant_Plaza_(Washington_Metro)   (377 words)

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