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Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Capital Improvement Program

We're investing in system safety, reliability and the region's economy through our 6-year, $12.3 billion Capital Improvement Program.

Platform Improvement Project Construction

Capital Program Overview

The capital improvement program is designed to improve the safety of Metro's rail, bus and paratransit system, keep the region's infrastructure in a state of good repair, and enhance the customer experience.


Buses at Andrews Federal Center Bus Division

Capital Program Investments

Metro's capital investments are organized into six major categories:
• Railcars & Railcar Facilities
• Rail Systems
• Track & Structures Rehabilitation
• Station & Passenger Facilities
• Bus, Bus Facilities & Paratransit
• Business & Operations Support

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Capital Program Documents

Public documents include:
• Approved Annual Budgets
• 6-Year Capital Improvement Program
• 10-Year Capital Improvement Plan
• Capital Improvement Program Progress Reports
• Financial Reports
• Archived Materials


Zero-Emission Buses

Metro is transitioning to a 100% zero-emission bus fleet to improve regional air quality, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide customers with a quieter, comfier ride. This will require a phased approach that gets Metro to a fully zero-emission fleet of more than 1,500 buses by 2045.

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Bus at Greenbelt Station with Sky in Background

Platform Improvement Project

As part of this multiyear project, we're rebuilding deteriorating platforms at 20 outdoor Metrorail stations to improve safety and accessibility along with other customer experience improvements.

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King Street Station Platform Reconstruction-Before and After Images

New Railcars

The 8000-series railcars will improve on the design and features of the 7000-series cars, the most reliable in Metro’s history. The company building the railcars, Hitachi, plans to add an assembly plant in the region, which will create local jobs and return Metro’s investment to the local economy.

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Metro announces contract award to Hitachi Rail for 8000-series railcars

New MetroAccess Sedans

New sedans are being added to the MetroAccess fleet, which will provide a more fuel efficient and cost-effective option for shorter trips of one or two customers

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MetroAccess sedan