Is light rail a solution to the lack of
metro stations for Potomac Yard?
Learn all about it. Join:
Lois Walker, Alexandria City Council Member
Chris Zimmerman, Arlington County Board Member.
For a special presentation with Q & As.
Tuesday, August 31, 1999
Mt. Vernon Rec. Center
2701 Commonwealth Ave, Alexandria VA
For more information call 549-6068
On 19 Aug 99 Alexandria City Council Member Lois Walker and Arlington County Board Member Chris Zimmerman announced a new cooperative effort to develop a modern light rail system that would improve transportation in a unified Route 1 corridor.
Walker and Zimmerman, both member of the Board of Directors of WMATA are co-chairing the coalition, which they say advocates "the right solution at the right time" for an area that holds great promise if transportation planning is done now.
Zimmerman said that until the entire system could be designed, approved, and constructed, a process that could take about five years, bus rapid transit could begin almost immediately.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) provides safe, clean, reliable bus and rail transit service to Washington, DC and the neighboring Maryland and Virginia communities.
WMATA Mission Statement:
|A blow up of option 1 of many proposed alignments.|
|A list of proposed alignments.|
So what does this mean?
A. Someone is thinking about transportation issues - which is good.
B. This proposal needs to be considered and if found reasonable, incorporated into the Potomac Yard plan BEFORE Potomac Yards zoning plan is approved.
[Given that CAP proposed transportation solution has been found to be flawed - it seriously understated traffic needs. And that the level of development proposed CAP was suppose to include a metro station. CAP should be required to help with this Metro feeder. ]
A tidbit dropped at press conference: