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Old October 15th, 2011, 09:16 AM   #201
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Some Aerial pictures of Virginia...

Alexandria , with the Blue & Yellow Metro lines in view.

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Tysons Corner , which will one day be as dense as DC's corner , the Metro can be seen Under Construction...

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Reston , the Metro line will run in the middle of the Tollway and have TOD surrounding it on all sides with a park on top of the Tollway.

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Old October 15th, 2011, 09:17 AM   #202
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Once the tram is in place whats going to happen with the parking situation?
It will remain the same , they built parking cut outs for H street.
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Old October 15th, 2011, 02:16 PM   #203
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Wow the streetcar lines and road construction came out looking good on H street. That's going to be a popular area once they get those lines running.
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Old October 15th, 2011, 05:12 PM   #204
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They've put the tram on the sidewalk?

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Most Northamerican streetcars or trams seem to be done "pour la galerie".

Is there any thread whith statistics about their use?
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Old October 15th, 2011, 08:54 PM   #205
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They've put the tram on the sidewalk?

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Most Northamerican streetcars or trams seem to be done "pour la galerie".

Is there any thread whith statistics about their use?
Thats not a sidewalk , but a concrete Railway....
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Old October 15th, 2011, 10:57 PM   #206
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Old October 16th, 2011, 09:01 AM   #207
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Old October 16th, 2011, 03:56 PM   #208
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Somebody had asked why Baltimore and Washington shared the same thread...here's one example of why:
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Because two different projects in two different metros within the same state are both vying for federal funding, and they just happen to be in the same article? Still not buying it.

But it's whatever. Too late to separate the threads now.

To actually reply to the article, I can understand why the Baltimore Red Line would take precedence. East-west rapid transit is completely absent there.

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Old October 16th, 2011, 09:11 PM   #209
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How successful do you feel that TOD will be when the line will run down the centre of a highway? I would feel that TOD won't work when it is based around a highway even if there is a metro station there.

An example of this would be the Mandurah line in Perth, Australia. TOD isn't particularly forthcoming around that railway line despite its good frequencies and fast speed.
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Because two different projects in two different metros within the same state are both vying for federal funding, and they just happen to be in the same article? Still not buying it.
Although each city has its own Metropolitan Area (MSA) there is also the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area (CSA), consisting of the overlapping labor market region of the cities of Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C.. The region includes Central Maryland, Northern Virginia, and two counties in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. The population of the entire Baltimore-Washington Metroplex as of the 2010 Census is 8,924,087.
This area is primarily served by two different transit agencies The MTA Maryland and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) that somehow overlap each other.
For example the MARC is a commuter train that links these two cities and is operated by MTA Maryland. Of its three lines, two connect DC and Baltimore, the other one connects DC with others Maryland suburbs.
The two projects mentioned are not just happen to be in the same article, they are promoted by the same agency: MTA Maryland. The Red Line will be in the City of Baltimore connecting with pre-existing rail lines there. The Purple Line will be also built by MTA Maryland but it will connect various lines of Washington Metrorail, operated by WMATA.
Washington Metro Rail goes outside DC into areas of Virginia an Maryland.
In adittion, MTA Maryland operates some commuter buses between DC and diverse areas of Maryland. (WMATA also operates buses conecting DC with Maryland and Virginia suburbs)
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Old October 16th, 2011, 10:44 PM   #211
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You can that the 2 metro's are slowing merging....

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Old October 16th, 2011, 11:04 PM   #212
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Some of the Tyson's New TOD planned...





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Old October 17th, 2011, 05:01 AM   #213
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Been out of the loop on the Silver Line stuff for a while. Did they finally settle on an elevated route through Tysons? As I recall, there was some talk of a tunnel for a little while.
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Actually when I first saw that picture of the Anacostia light rail, I too thought it looked like they built it in the middle of a sidewalk. I hadn't seen concrete used for a rail line that was not actually in a roadway, until this one.

@ BoulderGrad - yes, the Silver Line through Tysons is already being built on an elevated alignment. If you go to Nexis #171, third image, you can see a mostly completed structure on the north side of VA-123 between the Dulles Access Road and a point between the two shopping centers, and you can see the median strip of VA-7 being cleared and widened for the structure there.

I would have preferred a subway too, but money is tight.

Great pictures, Nexis, thanks.
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Old October 17th, 2011, 05:35 PM   #215
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I've had a lot of experience with Tyson's Corner. The area is unreal. It's a chaotic mess of shopping malls, office parks, and roads that appear out of pure suburban sprawl. With its cheap land, road connections, and proximity to DC, I can see why a number of businesses (large and small) ignored its flaws and set up shop there anyway. I hope the Silver Line steers the area in a more urban direction, and looking at some of the proposed development, that seems to happening. But the area is as car-oriented as a place can get. Tyson's planners will definitely have their work cut out for them to get commuters out of there cars.
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Old October 18th, 2011, 09:59 AM   #216
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Baltimore LRT system...

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Great photos!!
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Baltimore LR runs very fast when grade seperated. Impressive.
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those are some very nice pics that were just posted
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MARC Penn line

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