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

Maryland’s Green Line stations reopening ahead of schedule

Four stations closed since July will reopen Saturday after upgrades to track and communication cables.

August 29, 2023

D.C. police arrest teen in string of carjackings and robberies

Police have arrested a teen they say was part of a two-night carjacking and robbery spree last week.

August 27, 2023

3 teens slain this weekend in D.C. in separate incidents, police say

Police said they have arrested a 16-year-old female suspect in the fatal stabbing of a 17-year-old girl early Sunday at a McDonald’s on 14th Street NW.

August 27, 2023

Woman struck by train in Northeast Washington

Police said they believe she intentionally put herself in the path of the train, according to surveillance video they reviewed.

August 23, 2023

Metro’s modified fare gates curbing fare evasion, agency says

Metro’s modified fare gates have cut fare evasion by 70 percent at six stations, the agency says.

August 22, 2023

Man hospitalized after being struck by Metro train

A man suffered life-threatening injuries Friday after police said he put himself in front of a Metro train and was struck.

August 18, 2023

Metro requires supervisors to check on train operator sobriety after incident

The updated policy comes after police say an operator in December stranded passengers on a track for about 40 minutes because he had passed out while intoxicated.

August 10, 2023

Metro skipped lessons, certified unprepared train operator, report says

The revelations were included in a report from a regulatory agency that highlighted missteps after Metro has spent the past year overcoming obstacles.

August 8, 2023

Metro’s customer service leader eyes navigation improvements

Sarah Meyer, Metro's new leader of customer service, has plans for the transit agency that include making navigation easier on Metrorail.

August 4, 2023

Metro needs millions of dollars, and soon. Leaders are weighing their next move.

One year on the job, Randy Clarke has brought Metro back from a train shortage and addressed fare evasion, but the agency still must solve a growing budget gap.

July 28, 2023