AlexandriaYard Revenue Collection Facility and Systems Maintenance Facility in Al- exandria,VA, Open Materials Storage Facility and Metro Supply Facility in Landover, MD, Stone Straw Building and Blair Road Support Shop in Washington, DC.
Over the next 10 years, Metro plans to perform basic maintenance and rehabilita- tion to JGB and the Revenue Collection Facility, and anticipates developing Metro- owned operating garages for MetroAccess. Metro also plans to conduct minor renovations to other support facilities.
Metro Transit Police Department
MTPD officers are responsible for providing law enforcement and public safety services on the Metrorail and Metrobus systems. The service area extends 1,500 square miles within three jurisdictions: Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. MTPD has an authorized strength of 458 sworn police officers, 114 security special police and 4 armored vehicle guards. The Department is split into two patrol Districts, each covering one half of the system. A third district serves
Metro’s revenue collection operation.
Police capital assets include 98 emergency response vehicles and numerous facili- ties. MTPD vehicles include police sedans, utility vehicles, motorcycles, armored trucks and explosive ordnance vehicles. Facilities include administrative offices in the Jackson Graham building, two substations (District I substation near Fort Totten Metro station and District II near Huntington Metro station) and offices for the Department’s Special Operations Division.
MTPD’s capital needs include replacing emergency vehicles, portable radios,
emergency management equipment and facility improvements. MTPD’s facility needs also include replacement of the District II substation, construction of a per-
manent Special Operations Division and two new buildings – a training facility and new District IV substation.
Working behind the scenes is Metro’s information technology infrastructure, pro- viding critical support to transit operations. Some key examples include software for scheduling buses and trains and dispatch communication systems for Metro Transit Police. Metro also uses software to monitor the condition of its infrastruc- ture and plan for maintenance and repairs. Other technology is designed to serve the customer, such as Next Bus which uses Global Positioning System (GPS) soft- ware and route schedules to predict bus arrival times and Metro’s website, www. wmata.com. The website provides a wide array of customer information, including
MTPD has an authorized strength of 458 sworn police officers, 114 security special police and 4 armored vehicle guards.