The transit projects D.C. needs
Some small projects and an ambitious upgrade to our community rail
At the end of “WMATA’s plans for Metro Expansion Are Bad,” I promised to follow up with my own suggestions for expansion.
But just to recall, the agency’s goal is to kill two birds with one stone — majorly expanding Metro service while also alleviating the capacity crunch at Rosslyn that was induced by the creation of the Silver Line. My view is that spending money in this way is going to leave Metro treading water forever. They ought to address the capacity crunch in the most straightforward way possible by eliminating the Blue Line, which can be done for $0 on a very rapid timeline. I apologize for the poor quality of my graphic design work, but it would leave us with a system like this.
The point is not that Metro should never build anything new. Rather, the right thing to do is adopt the fastest, cheapest, and most straightforward solution to the Rosslyn issue and then think about new investments on their own merits.
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