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 Greater Regional Focus

September 21, 2018 in: Transportation Planning Board

Today the Alliance urged the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ Transportation Planning Board (TPB) to focus more attention on regional transportation investments that do the most to reduce congestion and delays. The Alliance’s full statement is below: Alliance’s Comment on TPB’s Visualize 2045 Draft Left to fester the transportation challenges that have plagued our area – […]

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A Reasonable Metro Remedy

April 17, 2018 in: 2018 General AssemblyMetroNorthern Virginia Transportation AuthorityTransportation Funding

Metro’s fiscal health has been poor for years. New sustainable funds and reforms can wait no longer. Legislation passed last month in Richmond relies heavily on Northern Virginia regional transportation dollars to meet Virginia’s $154 million per year portion. But making Metro more reliable should not be at the expense of making other parts of […]

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Dedicated Metro Funding Should Not Be at the Expense of Scarce Regional Funds

March 29, 2018 in: 2018 General AssemblyMetroNorthern Virginia Transportation AuthorityTransportation Funding

The General Assembly should be applauded for its commitment to meet the $154 million/year goal to provide Virginia’s share of the $500 million system’s capital needs requested by the WMATA General Manager. However lost in the celebratory headlines is the fact that the proposed funding bill requires the transfer of more than $100 million dollars per […]

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