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Old 03-01-2008, 08:57 AM
 
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in all of DC area.
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Old 03-01-2008, 09:45 AM
 
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Yep. . .
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Old 03-01-2008, 12:32 PM
 
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Based on what? It's bad in Md.too.
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Old 03-01-2008, 01:53 PM
 
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DC is no picnic...
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Old 03-03-2008, 06:22 PM
 
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I had a similar discussion with a friend recently. The traffic in the DC Metropolitan area is so bad because there are a handful of major roads that lead anywhere. I-95, 295, 495, 66 - in many cases, these routes are your only means of getting from Point "A" to Point "B". We really don't have any backroads or shortcuts to get anywhere (unless they're VERY well hidden.)
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Old 03-04-2008, 05:38 AM
 
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Add to that the need for a bridge between Point of Rocks and the American Legion bridge, I-95 from Maryland to be connected to 395 (getting rid of 395 number), adding a lane to 495 between the 2 270 spurs, improve Metro service and extend it to places people need to go (Dulles, BWI, Ft. Belvoir, Bowie, etc...), building a western bypass of DC, etc...
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Old 03-04-2008, 06:12 AM
 
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People have been trying to get the so-called Techway Bridge built for decades. There is in general majority support for it in both Loudon and Montgomery counties. But once you have a specific plan for it, lots of opposition turns up, and they will be armed with various surveys that show less than 10% of traffic on the American Legion bridge would be diverted by a Techway bridge. My guess is that no such bridge will be built unless and until Maryland completes the Inter-County Connector. At that point, I think the need to put a bridge somewhere would become obvious to everrybody. Then they'll have to argue for at least a decade about who's going to pay for it. The smooth sailing accorded to the already obviously needed Metro link to Dulles will likely serve as a model for that debate...
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Old 03-06-2008, 01:48 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Add to that the need for a bridge between Point of Rocks and the American Legion bridge, I-95 from Maryland to be connected to 395 (getting rid of 395 number), adding a lane to 495 between the 2 270 spurs, improve Metro service and extend it to places people need to go (Dulles, BWI, Ft. Belvoir, Bowie, etc...), building a western bypass of DC, etc...
Metro seems to be useless with the suburb to suburb commuters. More rush hour traffic in the D.C. area is suburb to suburb and metro does not serve these commuters at all.
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Old 03-06-2008, 12:34 PM
 
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Metro seems to be useless with the suburb to suburb commuters. More rush hour traffic in the D.C. area is suburb to suburb and metro does not serve these commuters at all.
I've heard the argument that the Metro system was created primarily for District residents and not as a means to accommodate the suburban areas. If that's true, then mission accomplished!
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Old 03-06-2008, 01:17 PM
 
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I rode the Red line today. Plenty of suburbanites were on the train, in both directions.
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