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.

Northern Virginia Business Transportation Coalition’s Performance-Based Solutions for Enhanced Regional Prosperity, Security and Quality of Life

January 16, 2018 in: 2018 General AssemblyAlliance PositionBi-County ParkwayNorthern Virginia Transportation CoalitionPotomac River CrossingPrioritizationRegional Express BusRoute 28TransitTransportation Funding

Northern Virginia Business Transportation Coalition’s Performance-Based Solutions for Enhanced Regional Prosperity, Security and Quality of Life The Northern Virginia Business Transportation Coalition consists of private sector organizations representing most Northern Virginia businesses and private sector employees and is committed to creating a strong efficient regional transportation network to enhance regional prosperity, security and quality of […]

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Metro Update: Awarding Credit Where Due

November 15, 2017 in: MetroPrioritizationStatus UpdateTransportation Funding

For years, it’s been open season for criticizing Metro.  Metro has pledged to improve and it has in many areas including: Reliability On-Time Arrivals – Nearly 9 of 10 passenger trips were on-time in October 2017 versus only 7 of 10 one year ago. Maintenance – Offloading of trains due to railcar breakdowns reduced by 45%. New Cars – 452 new 7000-series cars […]

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“DC rents (young) people; they don’t own them.”

October 31, 2017 in: Alliance PositionAmerican Legion BridgeIn the NewsPrioritizationTraffic Congestion

“DC rents (young) people; they don’t own them.” William Frey Brookings Institution Demographer   According to a September 14, 2017 article in the Washington Post entitled, “While most cities’ incomes rise, D.C. sees a possible end to the boom years”, “Frey’s theory is that the poor job market following the 2009 recession caused young people to […]

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Metro Upgrades Overview

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