Archive for July 26th, 2013

Metro Planning Director to be Featured on Dr. Gridlock Chat Monday

July 26th, 2013 5 comments

The Director of Metro’s Office of Planning, Shyam Kannan, will be the guest on The Washington Post Live‘s Dr. Gridlock lunchtime chat this coming Monday, July 29, at noon.

You can submit questions online now or during the chat itself.

Shyam will be answering your questions about planning for the future of Metro, including Metro’s strategic plan, Momentum.

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Bus Fleet Expansion

July 26th, 2013 3 comments

Metrobus needs to accommodate growth Shepherd-Pkwy-Bus-102511-103in demand for bus service. Simultaneously, service effectiveness and reliability are suffering due to increasing traffic congestion. In order to meet this challenge, Metro requires 400 new buses by 2025 in addition to those needed for service on the Priority Corridor Network (PCN). Between PCN implementation and service expansion on “Emerging Corridors”, a bus fleet of 2,060 is required by 2025. To support this fleet, an additional 250-space bus garage will be needed along with heavy overhaul capacity expansion from 100 to 150 buses/year.

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