RTSP Goals

November 18th, 2010

The purpose of the Regional Transit System Plan (RTSP) for 2040 is to serve as the long range transit plan including multi-modal access for the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Northern Virginia.  The RTSP sets the following four project goals for the development of a comprehensive transit system plan for the region:

  • Core Capacity – Increasing current transit capacity to the core to meet current and projected future demand and promote continued employment growth
  • System Access – Improving current station access for pedestrians, cyclists, bus and automobile operators
  • Surface Transit Corridors – Providing priority for surface transit corridors including express bus on HOV, rapid bus on arterials, light rail, and streetcar projects
  • New and Emerging Markets – Identifying, connecting, and improving transit access to regional activity centers

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  1. Redline SOS
    November 23rd, 2010 at 13:42 | #1

    We need third and fourth tracks to eliminate the routine delays, maintenance related delays and provide express service.

    We also need you to end the 20 minute wait times on the weekends. 10 minutes is far too long.

  2. Que
    November 26th, 2010 at 15:35 | #2

    Why are Fredrick County MD and Prince William County Va on the map when no WMATA services go there; where as Anne Arundel has a bus route the B30 but is not pictured of the map.

    One thing that could be done is to have better service that goes between counties for people who do not need to go to DC.

    Perhaps having bus routes that go from PG County to Alexandria City, Arlington County or Fairfax County and from Montgomery County to Arlington & Fairfax counties; so that users do not have to take a 5-15 mile detour through DC when their trip would not normally require a detour into DC

    Another thing is that not all people are going into DC to work some people live in DC and work outside; the service for people going the opposite direction of the masses is horrible during rush hour.

    • Danielle
      December 9th, 2010 at 10:39 | #3

      In recognizing that the region continues to expand outward, the MWCOG member jurisdiction map was used in this effort. This is consistent with what the TPB does as the official Metropolitan Planning Organization for the region.

  3. Nadia
    December 8th, 2010 at 12:09 | #4

    1. Metro needs evening commute security for every 1-4 carts. It’s ridiculous how rowdy and disruptive kids (and adults under the influence) get.

    2. Metro should consider building an underground beltway (around and outside of DC).

    3. Consider researching busy commuter bus routes when looking into expanding (e.g., further up route 29 in Maryland).

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