TAG Meeting #5: Analysis of New Rail Lines, Enhanced Surface Transit and Walkability Strategies

October 21, 2010

In the fall, we continued to provide the TAG with model results of several strategies designed to support the goals of increasing core capacity, providing adequate access and enhancing surface transit.  The model results of these strategies highlight the myriad methods that can be employed to meet the goals of the RTSP and their varied impacts, ranging from moderate to significant.

TAG Meeting 05 – October 21 2010 FINAL (PDF, 3.86MB)

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  1. January 13th, 2011 at 12:38 | #1

    What’s a TAG and what’s a RTSP?

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  2. Michael
    January 13th, 2011 at 14:41 | #2

    Hi, Michael: I updated the above post to include links back to previous posts that provide background information on this study. Sorry to exclude them originally. Thanks for reading.

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  3. January 13th, 2011 at 16:27 | #3

    Thanks. This was interesting.

    Tell me, what is metro planning for off-peak operation (headways) in the medium term after the silver line opens? Will silver, orange and blue all operate 12 minute headways (therefore, four minute headways in the rosslyn to Stadium section)?

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  4. Michael
    January 14th, 2011 at 10:00 | #4

    @Michael Perkins
    Hi, Michael. The current plan is for 12 minute headways on each of the Blue, Orange and Silver lines in the offpeak, resulting in 4-minute effective headways. The weekend schedule is looking at 15-minute headways, so that would be 5-minute headways. Of course, this is all still in the planning stages, but that’s what we are working on now.

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  5. January 16th, 2011 at 15:53 | #5

    Another potential rail extension that should be evaluated is the Red Line from Shady Grove to Germantown. This could use the I-370 and I-270 right of way, at much less cost than the highway widening in the CLRP. There would be a connection to the Corridor Cities Transitway at Germantown.

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