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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, $9.7 billion Capital Improvement Program.

Platform Improvement Project Construction

Capital Program Overview

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

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Buses at Andrews Federal Center Bus Division

Capital Program Investments

Metro's capital investments are organized into six major categories:

  • Railcars and Railcar Facilities
  • Rail Systems
  • Track & Structures Rehabilitation
  • Stations & Passenger Facilities
  • Bus, Bus Facilities & Paratransit
  • Business & Operations Support
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Capital Program Documents

Click here to view capital program documents, including Approved Annual Budgets, Capital Improvement Program Progress Reports, Financial Reports and more.

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

New Buses Each Year

With more than 1,300 buses in the Metrobus fleet, we replace about 100 buses each year to obtain an average fleet age of around 7-8 years. This includes standard 40-foot buses as well as the longer "articulated" buses.

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New Railcars

Metro's 748 new 7000-series railcars were built to maximize safety while providing enhanced rider comfort and reliability. The 748th and final railcar entered passenger service in 2020.

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Final 7000-series railcar on Metro property