Restore Blue Line Service
  • Petitioning WMATA Board of Directors

This petition will be delivered to:

WMATA Board of Directors
WMATA Customer Service Staff
Metro General Manager and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Richard Sarles

Restore Blue Line Service

    1. Petition by

      Save The Blue Line

Thousands of riders take the Blue Line to and from work every day, but Metro just cut their service to have just one train every 12 minutes. This will cause a major inconvenience for the many people who rely on the Metro for their daily commute, while only providing minimal additional benefits to other riders in the system. After this change the Blue Line will be the only line in the DC Metro system without enhanced rush hour service. It will also have among the least frequent rush hour service of any subway line in the country. We request that Metro respect the needs of the many Blue Line riders and stop the planned service cuts.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. Can you attend a Metro meeting with us?

      Save The Blue Line
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you for supporting the Blue Line! To ensure Metro hears our concerns, we are organizing a group to attend the WMATA Riders Advisory Council meeting on Wed. Aug 6 at 6:30 PM. The council’s purpose is to bring concerns of riders to the WMATA Board, and their meeting has a public comment period where we can share the concerns of Blue Line riders (without disrupting the meeting). If we can get a strong turnout of Blue Line riders, it may help convince them that this is a concern that they have to address.

      The meeting is at 6:30 PM on Wed, Aug. 6 in the lobby level Meeting Room at Metro's Headquarters at 600 5th Street, NW (near the Gallery Place Metro station).

      If you can attend, please let us know (e-mail so we know how about how many people to expect. We’d also love to meet other Blue Line supporters before or after the meeting.

      If you cannot attend, you can still help us make the meeting a success by sending us pictures of your crowded trains and platforms with location and dates (at so we can include them in a pamphlet we are making for the committee members.

      Finally, the more signatures that the petition has when we go to the meeting, the more likely they will be to address our concerns. So please help to spread the word about the petition to your friends, family, and co-workers over the next few days.

    3. Keep fighting to Save the Blue line!

      Save The Blue Line
      Petition Organizer

      Over 300 people have signed the petition to Save the Blue Line - and now we need your help getting Metro's attention by spreading the word even further.

      While we work to get Metro to restore the Blue Line service, we need as many commuters as possible to speak up NOW. If everybody who signed the petition so far gets just 2 more people to sign, we'll pass 1,000 signatures!

      Over the coming weeks, we'll be going to WMATA Rider Advisory Council meetings, Alexandria City Council meetings, and WMATA board meetings to let them know how important the Blue Line is. The more people who sign the petition, the easier it will be to get them to listen.

      Please help us Save the Blue line by sharing the petition link on Facebook, Twitter, over e-mail etc. -- with family, friends, colleagues and anyone who is affected by these cuts.

      Let's keep fighting to Save the Blue Line.

    4. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Usman Altafullah ARLINGTON, VA
      • 13 days ago

      I take metro every morning towards the Pentagon and one missed train will make me late to work. Some days it's earlier than others and the 12 minute wait time is ridiculous when i see 2-5 minutes per orange and silver lines. Add at least one more blue line train since i barely ever see silver line riders.

    • Carole Hall ALEXANDRIA, VA
      • about 1 month ago

      Blue line riders should get same service for same fare as everyone else, Also,Metro should cease Yellow line to Franconia-Springfield which delays trains to Huntington and allows better discriminatory Green Line service.

    • Kristin Westphal ARLINGTON, VA
      • about 1 month ago

      Blue line used to be my best friend, and I bought in Pentagon City accordingly. Now, my 30-minute commute has become an hour, it's a sardine can, and it's the most unpleasant part of my day. With even more service to the Clarendon-Ballston corridor now that Silver line is running, it's time to restore Blue Line service. Twice the time between trains for Blue than for ANY OTHER LINE? That's really bad customer service.

    • Sarah Lynch ALEXANDRIA, VA
      • about 1 month ago

      I rely on blue everyday. The crowding and wait times are outrageous.

    • Joseph Gionfriddo ARLINGTON, VA
      • about 1 month ago

      It's frustrating to see how wmata has neglected and inconvenienced a whole metro line services a large number of patrons


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