Metro To Discuss Growth Plan With Transit Riders
Next week Metro will answer questions about the transit system's 30-year growth plan.
Transit riders will get a chance to review Metro’s 30-year growth plan with Metro officials next week at three meetings throughout the area.
The recently-released, $26 billion plan calls for running eight-car trains across the Metrorail system, upgrading bus service, adding new rail tunnels and pedestrian tunnels in downtown Washington, DC, and other changes.
Metro general manager Richard Sarles told The Washington Post that the infrastructure upgrades are necessary to keep up with the region's growth.
“Now is the time for the region — with Metro in the lead — to begin talking about projects that make the most sense for making long-term investments," Sarles told The Post.
Metro is holding three meetings to receive public input. The DC meeting will be at WMATA Headquarters, 600 5th St. NW, (Via Metrorail: Gallery Place or Judiciary Sq).
There will be two other meetings, one in Maryland and on in Virginia:
Monday, Feb. 11 at 5:30 p.m.
8181 Professional Pl
(Via Metrorail: New Carrollton)
Thursday, Feb. 14 at 5:30 p.m.
Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School
7130 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, Va.
(Via Metrorail: West Falls Church)