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

Off-duty FBI agent fatally shoots person at Metro Center, police say

The shooting on a Red Line platform during the typically busy commute prompted delays and brief panic.

December 7, 2022

D.C. votes to eliminate Metrobus fares in movement toward free transit

The D.C. government will subsidize bus rides within the city limit starting July 1, allowing passengers to board free.

December 6, 2022

Metro proposes fare, service hikes while emerging from pandemic

Metro is proposing three-minute waits for trains, discounts for low-income riders and its first fare hike in five years in a new budget plan.

December 6, 2022

Higher fares, more trains: 5 ways Metro would change under budget plan

Here are the most noticeable changes for riders included in the Metro budget proposal.

December 6, 2022

D.C. proposes free Metrobus service in city, expansion of major routes

The District would become the nation’s largest city to offer free transit under a new D.C. Council proposal.

December 1, 2022

Rail fare revenue remains down but Silver Line gives Metro optimism

The new extension, which opened Tuesday, has already drawn in new riders, transit officials say, while evasion enforcement has cut down on offenses.

November 17, 2022

Man, teen shot aboard Metrobus near charter school in Southeast D.C.

Both victims are expected to survive, officials said, adding that it appears the man was targeted and that the young woman was a bystander.

November 17, 2022

Silver Line extension opens, adding six stations, Dulles connection after years of delays

The $3 billion, 11.5-mile second phase expands Metro’s footprint to six more stations and provides the debut of service to Loudoun County.

November 15, 2022

54 years later, Loudoun County prepares for the return of rail

The Silver Line will usher in a long-desired westward expansion to Metro after years of planning, political wrangling and construction setbacks.

November 14, 2022

Silver Line extension is certified before service begins Tuesday

The Washington Metrorail Safety Commission certified the line as being safe for passenger service five days before it's set to open.

November 10, 2022