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Old 07-12-2012, 09:00 AM
 
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That is why they call for it to be underground.
And how many BILLIONS of dollars would that take ? VRE system already serves the Lorton and Woodbridge areas.

Better to spend the money on a badly-needed pedestrian tunnel between Farragut West and Farragut North stations -- and another pedestrian tunnel between Metro Center and Gallery Place.
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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And how many BILLIONS of dollars would that take ? VRE system already serves the Lorton and Woodbridge areas.
Yet VRE doesn't serve Richmond Highway between Ft. Belvoir to the Capital Beltway. That is where most of its riders would come from.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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WMATA released a strategic plan for their future. Check it out here:

http://greatergreater.com/files/2013...ategicplan.pdf
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:38 AM
 
Location: London, NYC, DC
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Well that's a bump… but seriously, the Blue Line tunnel all the way to Union Station, through Capitol Hill and connecting back at Stadium-Armory needs to be a priority over a dead-end tunnel up 11th.
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:16 AM
 
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Guess that means that Green Line extension to BWI that some were hoping for is highly unlikely.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:27 AM
 
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Please, please, please let these expansions happen.
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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Please, please, please let these expansions happen.
Metrorail is unusual among major public transportation systems in having no dedicated source of funding. Instead, each year WMATA must ask each local jurisdiction to contribute funding.

With that said, find a way to give Metrorail a dedicated source of funding and it could happen.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:51 AM
 
Location: London, NYC, DC
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Please, please, please let these expansions happen.
If by expansions you mean "outward," then I disagree. Metro won't have the capacity in the core or its busier branches to handle additional passenger flows, nor should we be sending a hybrid urban/commuter system 30 miles outside the District (the Silver Line is really pushing it, but Dulles deserves an exemption). However, if by expansions you mean capacity upgrades within the core to reduce interlining and improve flexibility and core catchment, then yes, that's definitely needed.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:36 AM
 
Location: The Port City is rising.
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Metrorail is unusual among major public transportation systems in having no dedicated source of funding. Instead, each year WMATA must ask each local jurisdiction to contribute funding.

With that said, find a way to give Metrorail a dedicated source of funding and it could happen.
even if WMATA got a dedicated source to pay for operations, its likely that capital improvements would be left to the jurisdictions.
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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And how many BILLIONS of dollars would that take ? VRE system already serves the Lorton and Woodbridge areas.

Better to spend the money on a badly-needed pedestrian tunnel between Farragut West and Farragut North stations -- and another pedestrian tunnel between Metro Center and Gallery Place.
Don't forget a new Blue line route through DC with a new Rosslyn station.

With VRE, expand service on weekdays and try out weekend service, at least just on Saturdays.
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