Capital Program Overview
We're investing in system safety, reliability and the region's economy through our Capital Improvement Program. For Fiscal Year 2021, Metro's Board of Directors approved a 6-year, $9.7 billion capital program. And for the first time in Metro's history, the capital program is now bolstered by dedicated funding from Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
Metro's capital program is designed to improve the safety of our rail, bus and paratransit system for all customers and employees, improve the customer experience, and keep the region's infrastructure in a state of good repair. The capital program does this by investing in new railcars, buses and paratransit vehicles, improving stations and platforms, upgrading fire-suppression and emergency response systems, building new bus garages, replacing and repairing tracks, tunnels, bridges, signals, and more.
In spending local taxpayer dollars for capital projects, we're seeking to reinvest in our hometown economy, creating jobs and encouraging participation from disadvantaged, minority-owned, and small businesses in the region.
The project’s impact on ridership, with additional considerations to ensure that areas with low levels of ridership are included to ensure equity