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 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 […]Read
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 […]Read
After being on the job several months new WMATA General Manager Paul Wiedefeld says he found the system in worse shape than he original thought. Last week’s electrical fire and cable problems confirmed his findings and the 29 hour system-wide shut down inspection underscored his resolve to put public safety first and fix the system. […]Read
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