Metro Upgrades

The Alliance supports WMATA’s initiative to upgrade to 8-car trains as the greatest immediate improvement to improve Metrorail core capacity. Additionally, the Alliance supports the long-term maintenance/operations/reliability/core capacity improvements and upgrades needed for Metrorail’s long-tern sustainability and reliability.

Alliance Urges Transit Commission to Assign High Priority to Regional Express Bus and WMATA Compact Revision

January 17, 2017 in: MetroRegional Express Bus

At the January 5th meeting of the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission, the Alliance urged the Commission to focus its 2017-2018 work plan document on those actions and programs that the Commission believes will make the greatest difference in improving transit in the region. The Alliance observed that while the document included many proposed actions and […]

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Alliance Urges TPB to Have More Regional Focus

November 7, 2016 in: American Legion BridgeI-395I-66Potomac River CrossingPrioritizationRoute 28Transportation Planning Board

Alliance Supports Important Project Updates to Region’s Financially Constrained Long-Range Plan; Urges More Regional Significant Focus In October 19th testimony to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s Transportation Planning Board (TPB), the Alliance endorsed the inclusion of the I-395 multi-modal Express Lanes, the revised I-66 inside and outside the Beltway multi-modal improvements, the new Route 28 […]

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At Last “No More Band-Aids”

May 17, 2016 in: Metro

For years Metro General Managers have beaten the drum warning of dire days ahead unless significant new resources were invested in rebuilding the system. And for years the drum beat coming back from WMATA Boards and area elected officials was – “Expand, Expand, Expand — do the best you can with maintenance, and, don’t cut […]

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