Resources

Twitter Accounts

Note: To follow and join the WMATA conversation on Twitter search for the hashtag: #WMATA. You’ll find many more people talking about WMATA that way!

WMATA Accounts

@MetroBusInfo – Bus service
@MetroForward – WMATA’s “multi-year improvement plan”
@MetroRailInfo – Rail service
@MetroTransitPD – Metro Transit Police
@WMATA – Official account. Started out back in the day as @MetroOpensDoors!

Real People and Services

@ACTforTransit – MoCo advocates for better transportation
@APTA_Transit – American Public Transportation Association
@ART_Alert – ART Bus system
@BetterDCRegion – Coalition for Smarter Growth
@DCCirculator – DC Circulator bus service
@DCMetroHero – A free app for DC MetroRail commuters. They also do @MetroHeroAlerts
@DCStreetcar – DC’s Streetcar
@DDOTDC – DC Department of Transportation
@FixWMATA – The one and only
@MetroHeroAlerts – A bot tweeting out service issues 24/7
@MetroMinder – Real-time trip tracking and status
@MetroReasons – Using data and statistics to visualize WMATA data
@NTSB – National Transportation Safety Board
@PurpleLineCC – Purple Line Corridor Coalition
@RailTransitOPS – Independent group evaluating rail operations and identifying solution
@SafeSpacesDC – Building communities free of harassment & assault through intersectional advocacy
@SaveTheBlueLine – Fighting for the Blue Line
@TKBlueLine – Metro Blue Line Rider
@UnSuckDCMetro – The king of WMATA watchdogs – longest running account focused on WMATA

Reporters and News

@ABC7News – Local ABC TV affiliate
@AdamTuss – Adam Tuss, WMATA reporter for NBC Washington
@amaxsmith – Max Smith, WMATA reporter for WTOP
@ARLnowDOTcom – Arlington Now
@DCist – DC online magazine type reporting
@DrGridlock – Washington Post Traffic and Transit
@FaizSays – Faiz Siddiqui, WMATA reporter for Washington Post
@Fox5DC – Local Fox TV affiliate
@GGWash – Greater Greater Washington
@KathleenStubbs3 – Kathleen Stubbs, WMATA reporter for Montgomery County Sentinel
@loriara – Lori Aratani, WMATA reporter for Washington Post
@MartinDiCaro – Martin Di Caro, WMATA reporter for WAMU
@MartinePowers – Martine Powers, WMATA reporter for Washington Post
@MAustermuhle – Martin Austermuhle, WMATA reporter for WAMU
@NBCWashington – Local NBC TV affiliate
@NewsChannel8 – WJLA TV NewsChannel 8
@PGSentinel – The Prince George’s community newspaper
@PostMetroGirl – Dana Hedgpeth, WMATA reporter for Washington Post
@PostLocal – Washington Post
@VLBenning – Victoria Benning, WMATA reporter for Washington Post
@WAMU88News – WAMU 88.5 American University Radio
@WaPoExpress – Washington Post Express (daily free newspaper)
@WashingtonPost – Washington Post
@Washingtonian – DC online magazine type reporting
@WCP – Washington City Paper
@WMALDC – WMAL Radio
@WMALNews – WMAL Radio
@WTOP – Local news-talk FM station
@WTOPTraffic – WTOP’s Traffic Account (also tweets about WMATA)
@WUSA9 – Local CBS TV affiliate

Politicians and WMATA Board Members or Public Employees

@CouncilofDC – DC City Council
@JackEvansWard2 – Jack Evans, DC Councilmember and WMATA Board of Directors Chair
@LarryHogan – Larry Hogan, Governor of Maryland
@MayorBowser – Muriel Bowser, DC Mayor and former WMATA Board of Directors Member
@MKorman – Marc Korman, Delegate, MD House of Delegates; transit supporter
@SherriLyDC – Sherri Ly, Public Relations Manager, WMATA

Parody Accounts

@DCMetroSucks – A rider frustrated with WMATA.
@FakeJackieJeter – Parody account of ATU Local 689 President Jackie Jeter
@RushMinus – Parody of WMATA’s PR campaign RushPlus
@SSTransitCenter – Parody account of the Silver Spring Transit Center

Websites

Live Train Map (WMATA) – an interactive map showing current locations of all Metro Rail trains.
MUCKROCK – List of FOIA requests presented to and completed by WMATA
WMATA Service Status
WMATA Weekend Track Work – a list of all WMATA projects impacting weekend service

Did I miss someone or something? Tweet me @FixWMATA and let me know!