Justin George

Washington, D.C.

Transportation reporter focusing on national transit and Metro, the D.C.-area public transportation system

Education: University of Colorado, BS in journalism

Justin George is a reporter covering national transit and Metro, the D.C.-area public transportation system, for The Washington Post. He previously covered criminal justice for seven years at the Marshall Project and the Baltimore Sun. In 2015, George embedded with the Baltimore Police Department during the internal investigation of the death of Freddie Gray. His coverage contributed to the Baltimore Sun being named a 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist.
Latest from Justin George

U.S. appeals court revives lawsuit by family of man who died in Metro station and wasn’t found for 4 days

Relatives of Okiemute C. Whiteru can sue Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority over his death at a Metro station, a court ruled.

February 12, 2022

Metro shaves 10 minutes off wait time on Blue, Orange and Silver lines

As Metro continues to search for ways to safely bring 60 percent of its rail car fleet back into service and resume normal operations, the transit agency said it continues to cut down on wait times during a train shortage.

February 11, 2022

Metro resumes normal service after person struck by train

The incident happened at the Benning Road stop.

February 11, 2022

Metro orders measurement devices that could hasten an end to train shortage

Metro General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld told board members during a regular meeting Thursday the agency plans to install three automatic wayside stations in the Metrorail system that could measure and inspect rail car wheels and axles.

February 10, 2022

Steep ridership losses will force changes to Metro service after pandemic, transit leaders say

Metro’s ability to provide safe and reliable transportation was under scrutiny by a House Oversight subcommittee.

February 9, 2022

1 in 3 Metrobus rides goes unpaid amid rise in fare evasions during pandemic

A new report Monday showed Metro lost at least $10 million because of fare evasions during the final six months of last year.

February 7, 2022

New fare gates will require SmarTrip upgrade for some longtime commuters returning to Metro

Tens of thousands of riders with old SmarTrip cards will not be able to enter Metro fare gates starting next month.

February 5, 2022

Acting Metro transit police chief will stay in role, agency says

Michael L. Anzallo was appointed Metro Transit Police chief five months after he assumed the role of acting chief, Metro announced Thursday.

February 3, 2022

Metro offering $2,500 signing bonuses to new drivers

The transit agency has been short of drivers this year because of a labor shortage and the omicron variant.

February 1, 2022

Report from transit advocates calls for improved, coordinated bus service for D.C. region

With transit agencies in flux, a new report this month is pushing for expanded and modernized regional bus service in the Washington region as a path forward.

January 29, 2022