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

Better Governance

Governance reform will shrink the Board and enable a sharper focus on the health of the entire system and its long-term sustainability.

Sustainable, Dedicated Funding

A minimum of $500 million in new, dedicated and bondable funding , which each local jurisdiction responsible for determining how money is raised, will mean a more stable system.

Improved Operations

Operational efficiency providing safe, frequent, and reliable transit, increased ridership, and reasonable fares will contribute to the overall quality of life and economic success of the region.


About the Coalition

The MetroNow coalition is made up of regional leaders from the business, non-profit, and advocacy communities. We have come together to ensure that action is taken to put Metro — the backbone of greater Washington’s transportation infrastructure — on a safe, smart, and sustainable path forward in 2018 and beyond. We are dedicated to securing comprehensive improvement of Metro’s governance, funding, and operational structures in 2018.

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Fast Facts


trips are taken on Metro on an average weekday, reducing congestion on our region’s roads.


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


longer commute times without Metro. A lack of public transit will put more drivers on our roads.

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MetroNow Celebrates Signing of Metro Funding Act in Maryland, and Turns to Accountability

In March, Maryland joined Virginia and Washington D.C. in pledging dedicated funding for Metro, securing an additional $500 million annually. Today, Maryland followed through on its part as Governor Hogan signed the Metro/Transit…

Washington Post: What happened to all those governance changes for Metro?

“…As a result, advocates are wasting no time launching a campaign for Virginia, Maryland and the District to act to adopt reforms that fell by the wayside this year. MetroNow, …

WAMU: Bowser Signs Metro Funding Bill, Bringing Transit Agency One Step Closer to Dedicated Funding

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser signed a bill on Friday that commits the city to giving Metro $178.5 million annually, part of a historic regional plan involving Maryland and Virginia that will give…

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Join us and help fix our Metro together!

Yes! I agree we need better governance, dedicated funding, and improved operations for Metro — and we need it in 2018. Unless we act now, our region’s economic competitiveness is at stake. I want to see my elected leaders support legislation for Metro in 2018. (By signing this petition, you are agreeing to receive email updates from the MetroNow Coalition.)