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Old 12-02-2009, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Lorton, VA
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I think they should do it, but add more trains. I would like to have a metro stop in Lorton and Woodbridge. But they should also expand further west and east (ft washington area) as well in my opinion. Will probably be 10-20 years before that would happen, and I'll be long gone from this area by then.
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Old 12-02-2009, 12:33 PM
 
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heard rumors of this since the 90's, anytime there was construction in the rt1 area people said it was the metro. ultimately I think it would be a good thing and hopefully they will do it after the silver line deal, so maybe 20-30 years. In the meantime, expanding VRE service would be nice.
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Old 12-04-2009, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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By the time they get around to buiding a metro out to Woodbridge, we won't need one anymore because rail service will be obsolete.

Rail service will never be obsolete...What are you thinking?that there will be deloreans or portals to replace them?
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:19 PM
 
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Default Capital Improvements Projects, VRE

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They're currently expanding the VRE station in Woodbridge.

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1) Does not help with commute
2) Too expensive
3) No weekend service (either direction)
4) Forced to use car since local omnilink does not run on sundays
5) Metro can increase ridership between metro areas 7 days a week (more revenue) Would travel more if transportation was readily available like Fairfax, Alexandria area.
6)No tourist traffic within the county.
7) TOO LONG OVERDUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! C'MON, GET WITH METRO BUS/RAILAND LOSE OMNIRIDE/LINK. ATLEAST METRO BUS/RAIL RUNS 7 DAYS A WEEK!!!! LIKE NYC TRANSIT SYSTEM-NO CAR NEEDED!!!!!!!!!!:c rying::cry ing:
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:21 PM
 
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Default vre VS metro

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I'd think it'd be easier to do something VRE-like and just have it run more frequently and/or on weekends. Tracks are already there for the time being, and then over time they could build more so there isn't congestion on the tracks with CSX and Amtrak. Fewer stops than Metro would also make the ride a lot faster and convenient.

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1) Does not help with commute
2) Too expensive
3) No weekend service (either direction)
4) Forced to use car since local omnilink does not run on sundays
5) Metro can increase ridership between metro areas 7 days a week (more revenue) Would travel more if transportation was readily available like Fairfax, Alexandria area.
6)No tourist traffic within the county.
7) TOO LONG OVERDUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! C'MON, GET WITH METRO BUS/RAILAND LOSE OMNIRIDE/LINK. ATLEAST METRO BUS/RAIL RUNS 7 DAYS A WEEK!!!! LIKE NYC TRANSIT SYSTEM-NO CAR NEEDED!!!!!!!!!!:c rying::cry ing:
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Old 07-12-2010, 10:05 PM
 
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Uh, Woodbridge is not NYC. Metro is pretty uncrowded most weekends. I just don't think there's demand for weekend service all the way down there.
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:08 AM
 
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1) Does not help with commute
2) Too expensive
3) No weekend service (either direction)
4) Forced to use car since local omnilink does not run on sundays
5) Metro can increase ridership between metro areas 7 days a week (more revenue) Would travel more if transportation was readily available like Fairfax, Alexandria area.
6)No tourist traffic within the county.
7) TOO LONG OVERDUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! C'MON, GET WITH METRO BUS/RAILAND LOSE OMNIRIDE/LINK. ATLEAST METRO BUS/RAIL RUNS 7 DAYS A WEEK!!!! LIKE NYC TRANSIT SYSTEM-NO CAR NEEDED!!!!!!!!!!:c rying::cry ing:
Move to Fairfax County. Problem solved! Not one taxpayer dime needs to be spent either.
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Old 07-13-2010, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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And to be fair, comparing Woodbridge to NYC is a stretch, since Woodbridge would more aptly be compared to areas in Westchester, Rockland, LI, and NNJ, all of which have similar transportation issues, and living without a car is not easy. If one wants to live without a car, one has to move closer-in, or be prepared to deal with the hassles of car ownership.
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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Unless VRE runs weekend service (if just on Saturday), then I support a Metro extension to Woodbridge. If not that, then perhaps either light rail from King Street Metro Station to Woodbridge via Route 1. Or what about this; a Monorail line from Union Station to Fredericksburg via Route 1?
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Old 07-22-2010, 05:39 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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High speed hydrofoil service on the Potomac with stops at Fort Belvoir, Old Town and then Washington would be another cheaper option. I've never understood why this big, open right of way running parallel to Route 1 is never considered.

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