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Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority

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Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority
600 Fifth St. NW, Washington D.C., DC 20001
Phone: 202-962-1234
Website: www.wmata.com
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The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) was created by an interstate compact in 1967 to plan, develop, build, finance, and operate a balanced regional transportation system in the national capital area. Metro began building its rail system in 1969, acquired four regional bus systems in 1973, and began operating the first phase of Metrorail in 1976. Today, Metrorail serves 86 stations and has 106 miles of track. Metrobus serves the nation's capital 24 hours a day, seven days a week with 1,500 buses.