|Metro's Green Line - Capacity Upgrade|
|Written by Columbia Heights News|
|Sunday, 29 January 2006|
The Columbia Heights Metro Station is one of the busiest stations on the Green Line. It sees 13,900 riders every weekday. There is already significant overcrowding during rush hour. During off-peak hours, the frequency of trains does not support the current demand. The situation will only worsen as Columbia Heights evolves into a central shopping destination with the arrival of the DC USA retail complex and many other new retail developments. Columbia Heights will also be home to hundreds of new residential units which will only exacerbate the overcrowding issue on the Green Line. Something needs to be done to alleviate the current problems as well as address the growing demand in the future.
The second measure would be to extend the Yellow Line to either Ft. Totten or Greenbelt. Currently, the Yellow Line does not go beyond Mount Vernon Square.
Community support is extremely important. Mr. Graham has set up a special Metro section on his website that details the proposals to increase the capacity of the Green Line. Mr. Graham needs to hear from you. Please stay informed about this situation and contact Councilmember Jim Graham to provide your feedback.
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