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.
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.
The MetroNow Coalition submitted the enclosed letter in response to the Proposed FY 2021 Budget To: General Manager Wiedefeld and members of the WMATA board From: MetroNow Coalition Date: …
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMonday, December 9, 2019 CONTACT Steven Chlapecka Greater Washington Partnership firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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, …