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Old 05-03-2013, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Baltimore / Montgomery County, MD
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I still think a line going all the way out to Loudoun county is absurd, might as well extend the green line north to Baltimore (via Ft Meade, Arundel Mills, and BWI) too.

Anyways............

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Old 05-03-2013, 06:49 AM
 
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The Silver Line will establish a solid connection between the District and Dulles airport/Tech Corridor. I am sure you can gauge the significance of this ..

How is that absurd??
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Baltimore / Montgomery County, MD
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The Silver Line will establish a solid connection between the District and Dulles airport/Tech Corridor. I am sure you can gauge the significance of this ..

How is that absurd??
That is a VERY long distance for a heavy rail line.
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:53 AM
 
Location: The Port City is rising.
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running the silver line to Loudoun is important to Va, FFX, and Loudoun, to get more people commuting into Tysons to come by transit, so that Tysons can grow without reaching total gridlock. Which is why FFX, Loudoun, and Va (and the dulles toll ride drivers and tysons landownsers) are paying for a big piece of the silver line.

Equivalent funding for a green line extension to Baltimore would have to come from Maryland. Which seems to be prioritizing the Purple line, baltimores red line, and MARC improvements.

You will note that MARC runs from Baltimore to DC. Plans exist to add weekend service and increase frequency. Thats probably why they do not consider it worthwhile to spend several billion on a new metro line there.
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:58 AM
 
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Thats probably why they do not consider it worthwhile to spend several billion on a new metro line there.
Its an interesting thought though... having a metro line run on the median of the B-W Parkway to serve Rt. 198, Ft. Meade, Arundel Mills, then over to BWI. The line could stop there but why not just have it go to Baltimore and end it at Federal Hill. This would transform Baltimore-Washington into a mega city and spur development.
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:12 AM
 
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MARC makes improvements, plans even more - Greater Greater Washington

Rail Commuter Group Proposes Improvements To MARC Service « CBS Baltimore


http://mta.maryland.gov/sites/defaul...lan%20full.pdf
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:33 AM
 
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Its an interesting thought though... having a metro line run on the median of the B-W Parkway to serve Rt. 198, Ft. Meade, Arundel Mills, then over to BWI. The line could stop there but why not just have it go to Baltimore and end it at Federal Hill. This would transform Baltimore-Washington into a mega city and spur development.
Based on this post, you have absolutely no idea what kind of density is needed to support heavy rail. The BW Parkway? Really? The silver line is around major job centers and is going to DC's major airport. There is nothing on the BW Parkway but....,well parks...
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:39 AM
 
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That is a VERY long distance for a heavy rail line.
But you will find many Loudoun county residents that work in DC taking advantage of rail transit over being stuck in 66/toll road rush hour traffic.

Inversely, DC residents that work in Reston Town Center and the Tech Corridor will also find the Silver Line to be a welcome change.


Lastly, it is high time that a major international airport be connected via rail transit to the District -- for reasons obvious enough.
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Baltimore / Montgomery County, MD
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Based on this post, you have absolutely no idea what kind of density is needed to support heavy rail. The BW Parkway? Really? The silver line is around major job centers and is going to DC's major airport. There is nothing on the BW Parkway but....,well parks...
Exactly so transform all of that land into non stop development from Bmore to DC. Turn the Balt-Wash corridor into something out of Tokyo.
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:45 AM
 
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But you will find many Loudoun county residents that work in DC taking advantage of rail transit over being stuck in 66/toll road rush hour traffic.

Inversely, DC residents that work in Reston Town Center and the Tech Corridor will also find the Silver Line to be a welcome change.


Lastly, it is high time that a major international airport be connected via rail transit to the District -- for reasons obvious enough.

there are also lots of Loudoun county residents that commute along the path of the silver line who dont go all the way to DC - people who commute to Rosslyn, to Ballston, and of course, to Tysons.

Im not sure if people are complaining about the two stops in Loudoun, or the route to dulles. route to Dulles also serves Reston and Herndon, which have lots of commuters to Tysons, to the metro served employment centers in Arlington, and to DC. And more development coming. And once you go to Herndon, its not far to Dulles, and makes a lot of sense. The line could have ended before Loudoun, and almost did. But the extension two stops into Loudoun wasnt really that expensive (as these things go)
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