Save Our System

SAVE OUR SYSTEM is a campaign for a safe, reliable, and affordable public transportation system in the WMATA service area.

We know the system can be better, fairer and more reliable.

Get Plugged In With Riders For Organizations and Community Leaders For Businesses

We know the system can be better, fairer and more reliable.

Get Plugged In With Riders For Organizations and Community Leaders For Businesses

Save Our System

is a campaign for a safe, reliable, and affordable public transportation system in the WMATA service area.
 

We want a safe and reliable transit system.

 

We want a funded transit system.

 

We want a fair system.

 

 

Updates

Save Our System is a coalition powered by riders, community based organizations, grassroots, congregations, small businesses, workers, unions and others who have had enough with WMATA's neglect for their riding public. We know the system can be better, fairer and more reliable. While our platform includes: 1) We want a safe and reliable transit system, 2) we want a funded transit System and 3) We want a fair system. We ask that those who are testifying focus on what is needed for the system to be fair to you due to the fact that the WMATA Board is not a decision maker on how to fund the system and largely play an adviser role with the regional governments. Here are some basic pointers and background. What is Save Our System’s Make it fair platform asking for? Reject fare hikes and implement a 2$ flat fare. Notes: Only about one-fifth of the nation’s rail...
Join our coalitionThe first step is to read and sign our Organization Sign On Letter to the WMATA Board. Canvass with us every ThursdayWe want to hear from as many riders as possible ahead of WMATA’s 2019 budget season. To help us meet our goals, every Thursday this summer different groups will adopt a Metro station during rush hour.If you would like to sign up for a shift, please fill out this form or head here to...
June has been quite an eventful month, and we want to share all the amazing momentum that you’ve helped encourage. June 20, 2017 -- First Riders Meeting After weeks of outreach, we were ready and excited to bring together a meeting for anyone that was willing and able to join us. We had amazing discussions in small groups where we shared our frustrations with Metro and how we are affected by the recent changes. One...
It’s happening again: another WMATA fare hike and further cuts to services. According to WMATA’s public records, there have been 7 fare hikes in the past ten years. During that time, the peak hour base fare for the Metrorail has increased by 36%. As fares continue to go up, subsidies from local governments has remained flat. By now DC Metro is the one of the most expensive transit systems in the US and its safety...

What You Can Do Now!

Take action today! For far too long WMATA has ignored those who rely on metro the most, riders and workers. Together, if we make all of our voices heard there will be no stopping us.

Do you ride the metro? Sign up to get involved with other Metro riders in the DC area here:

Are you part of an organization looking to support this campaign? Sign our coalition sign-on letter here.

Are you a leader in the business community looking to support this campaign? sign our Business Leader Letter to the WMATA Board.

Whether you’re a rider or member of an organization you can sign up for action alerts and updates by texting “A4T” to 33733.