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.


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


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


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


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

Learn More


MetroNow releases statement on the ongoing WMATA Metrorail service disruptions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENOVEMBER 4, 2021 Contact: Joe McAndrew 202.725.6627 ⸺ Washington, DC — The MetroNow Coalition—comprised of the Coalition for Smarter Growth, Federal City Council, Greater Washington Board of …

Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce and Tysons Partnership join the MetroNow Coalition

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 24, 2021 Contact: John Hillegass, Greater Washington Partnership, Washington, D.C. — MetroNow is excited to announce the addition of the Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce …

MetroNow Offers 10-point Plan for Improvements to WMATA’s FY22 Budget

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 31, 2021 Contact: Lindsey Longendyke, Greater Washington Board of Trade, MetroNow Offers 10-point Plan for Improvements to WMATA’s FY22 Budget Washington, D.C. — The MetroNow …

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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.