Media Relations

Metro's Media Relations Office is the official point of contact for reporters and members of the news media who need information for news stories or to request an interview. 

To reach a member of the Media Relations staff, please email

Breaking News

We share information regarding serious incidents with the media as soon as possible, and we will do our best to provide you with updates as releasable information becomes available to us. Please follow our official X feeds for the latest information:

@wmata - General information about Metro
@metrorailinfo - Service and delay updates for rail
@metrobusinfo - Service and delay updates for bus
@metrotransitpd - Information from Metro Transit Police

Outside normal business hours and for serious breaking news matters only (like fatalities and major service disruptions) use this online form to alert an on-call spokesperson. 

If you have a routine media request, please email during business hours.

Public Meetings & Media Availability

Metro's Board of Directors meetings are open to the public and press. The Board meets at our L'Enfant Plaza headquarters, 300 7th St. S.W., generally every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month with a few exceptions. Agendas and presentations are posted on Mondays before meetings.

You may film and/or record these meetings, and we'll be happy to assist you with placement of cameras and microphones as needed. The meetings are also live-streamed and archived on Metro's YouTube page

We usually have media availability after each meeting with General Manager and Chief Executive Office Randy Clarke and Board Chair Paul Smedberg.

Non-Commercial Filming/Photography on Metro Property

Non-commercial filming is permitted at most Metro stations. It is important to remember that the primary role of WMATA is to move people, and that our customers come first. We will work with you to determine a time when the impact on the public is minimal. Please notify Media Relations prior to filming by emailing

Information about Commercial Filming on Metro Property

Additional Resources