The economic prosperity of our region relies heavily on a safe, reliable and efficient transit system that’s equipped for future growth.

Accountability & Governance Reform

Enact governance reforms to shrink the Board, improve accountability, and enable a sharper focus on the health of the entire system and its long term sustainability.

Sustainable, Dedicated Funding

Maintaining a minimum of $500 million in dedicated and bondable funding, with each local jurisdiction responsible for determining how money is raised, will enable a more stable system.

Prioritize Bus Operations

Bus prioritization on roadways, equitable policies that remove barriers, regional coordination across providers, and regular reports to monitor progress can improve bus performance.

Solutions

About the Coalition

The MetroNow coalition is made up of regional leaders from the business, non-profit, and advocacy communities. We came together to ensure that action was taken to put Metro — the backbone of greater Washington’s transportation infrastructure — on a safe, smart, and sustainable path forward. We are dedicated to securing comprehensive improvement of Metro’s governance, funding, and operational structures. We are doubling down on our commitment to regional mobility by expanding our focus to the region’s bus system. Buses expand access to jobs and opportunities far beyond the reach of existing Metro stations, connecting communities that are not served by Metrorail. We know our region deserves a better bus system. The time to act is now.

Meet Our Members

Fast Facts

Weekday

Thousand
trips are taken on Metrorail on an average weekday, about the same number of trips that are made by bus.

Jobs

Percent
of all jobs in the region are located within a half-mile radius of Metrorail or Metrobus stops.

zero-car

Percent
of Metrobus riders live in zero-car households that rely upon transit to move around the region.
 

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Updates

MetroNow Coalition Launches Bus Campaign to Make Bus a Competitive Regional Asset

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMonday, December 9, 2019   CONTACT Steven Chlapecka Greater Washington Partnership skc@greaterwashingtonpartnership.com 202-871-9914 Washington, D.C.—Each weekday, residents take more than 600,000 trips on buses around the Washington metropolitan …

MetroNow Coalition Applauds Senators Warner, Cardin, Kaine, and Van Hollen on Introduction of the Metro Safety, Accountability and Investment Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThursday, May 23, 2019 CONTACT Clare Flannery MDB Communications cflannery@mdbcomm.com 914-659-7805 Washington, D.C.—Today, leadership from the MetroNow Coalition—a business, non-profit and advocacy coalition working across the District, Maryland, …

MetroNow Coalition Reacts to the Introduction of Rep. Comstock’s Grants for Reliable, Efficient, and Accountable Transit Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, September 24, 2018 CONTACT Clare Flannery MDB Communications cflannery@mdbcomm.com 914-659-7805 Washington, DC – Today, in response to the introduction of the Grants for Reliable, Efficient, and Accountable Transit …


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Join us and help fix our transit together!

We need better governance, dedicated funding, and improved operations for transit–and we need it now. Unless we act now, our region’s economic competitiveness is at stake.