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Old 07-08-2011, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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Source: What's the status of our major transit projects? - Greater Greater Washington

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by Dan Malouff June 29, 2011 10:17 am

With yesterday's news that the Baltimore Red Line is being advanced to Preliminary Engineering, it seems a good time to check up on the various rail and BRT projects in the region and report on their status.



Proposed Baltimore Red Line subway station. Image from MTA.

Here are the 15 major rail and BRT projects in our region.

Norfolk "The Tide" light rail
  • Status: Construction
  • Construction is largely complete. Trains and tracks are in testing now.
  • Anticipated completion: August 19, 2011
H Street streetcar

  • Status: Construction
  • Streetcar running from Union Station to the Anacostia River via H Street. Under construction now.
  • Anticipated completion: 2012

Silver Line Phase I
  • Status: Construction
  • Metrorail extension from East Falls Church to Reston via Tysons Corner. Under construction now.
  • Anticipated completion: 2013
Crystal City/Potomac Yard busway

  • Status: Design
  • Exclusive busway from Crystal City Metro to Braddock Road Metro. Final design underway now. Some segments have already been constructed by private developers.
  • Anticipated completion: 2013
Baltimore Red Line

  • Status: Design
  • Light rail line running east-west through Baltimore. Recently advanced to Preliminary Engineering from Concept.
  • Anticipated completion: 2016
Silver Line Phase II

  • Status: Design
  • Metrorail extension from Reston to Loudoun County via Dulles Airport. Preliminary Engineering currently underway.
  • Anticipated completion: 2017
K Street Transitway

  • Status: Design
  • Exclusive transit lanes running east-west on K Street from Washington Circle to Mount Vernon Square. Environmental work completed in 2009, now awaiting funding before moving forward.
  • Anticipated completion: Not published
Anacostia streetcar

  • Status: Construction/Concept
  • Streetcar from South Capitol Street to 11th Street bridge via Ancostia Metro. Construction of a short segment near South Capitol Street is mostly complete. The majority of the line is undergoing an alternatives analysis/environmental review that will be completed late in 2011.
  • Anticipated completion: Not published
Benning Road streetcar

  • Status: Concept
  • Extension of the H Street Streetcar east across Anacostia River to Benning Road Metro. Alternatives analysis & environmental review to begin summer 2011.
  • Anticipated completion: 2015
Columbia Pike streetcar

  • Status: Concept
  • Streetcar from Pentagon City to Bailey's Crossroads via Columbia Pike. Environmental planning underway now.
  • Anticipated completion: 2016
Potomac Yard Metro station

  • Status: Concept
  • Infill Metro station in Alexandria. Environmental planning underway now.
  • Anticipated completion: 2016
K Street streetcar (http://www.dcstreetcar.com/union-station-to-washington-circle-line-segment.html - broken link)

  • Status: Concept
  • Extension of the H Street Streetcar west to Washington Circle through downtown Washington, potentially via the K Street Transitway. Alternatives analysis & environmental review to begin summer 2011.
  • Anticipated completion: 2018
Crystal City/Potomac Yard streetcar

  • Status: Concept
  • Potential conversion of CCPY busway to streetcar. Environmental planning underway.
  • Anticipated completion: Not published
Maryland Purple Line

  • Status: Concept
  • Light rail line running east-west through Maryland suburbs of DC. Concept stage largely complete. Expected to move to Preliminary Engineering in summer or autumn 2011.
  • Anticipated completion: 2020
Corridor Cities Transitway

  • Status: Concept
  • Light rail or BRT line running north from Shady Grove Metro. Concept stage nearing completion. Mode will be determined this year. Expected to move to Preliminary Engineering in late 2011 or 2012.
  • Anticipated completion: 2020
DC streetcar other segments

  • Status: Pre-concept
  • The rest of DC's proposed 37 mile streetcar system. Planning has not yet begun.
  • Anticipated completion: Not published

The concept phase is early planning, including alternatives analysis and environmental clearance. Design is the engineering phase, including Preliminary Engineering (PE). For projects in this phase, conceptual details have been finalized and detailed construction plans are being prepared.
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