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Old February 29th, 2016, 06:39 AM   #561
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Old February 29th, 2016, 07:59 AM   #562
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I'm sure it would make a lot of sense if actually went to Union Station (the current terminus is still ~1km from the entrance).And if it was longer than 4 km and went to some place.
For instance it could cross the Anacostia and terminate at Minnesota Ave metro Station
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Old February 29th, 2016, 08:01 AM   #563
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It should have been built to either the Benning road or Minnesota Ave stations.
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Old February 29th, 2016, 05:03 PM   #564
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I'm sure it would make a lot of sense if actually went to Union Station (the current terminus is still ~1km from the entrance).
Doesn't the streetcar connect to Union Station through the station's northern entrance?
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Doesn't the streetcar connect to Union Station through the station's northern entrance?
not sure exactly where that would be, perhaps through the parking garage here? The only other way to get off the H Street Bridge is this staircase to 2nd St.
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Old February 29th, 2016, 06:16 PM   #566
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It does say Union Station on the signage in the picture above.
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Old February 29th, 2016, 06:45 PM   #567
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I was able to find this - the walk from streetcar to Union Station passenger terminal.

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I hope they made the sidewalk of the parking exit wider, because that seems a bit to narrow for commuters. there is a wide space between the 2 lanes after all.
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It seems that area is used as an intercity motorcoach terminal, so there may be some space constraints. It reminds me of the walk between Midway station on Chicago's Orange Line and the airport terminal, which ran through the airport parking garage.
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That walk reminds me of the depressing walk between Sea-Tac Airport and its light rail station. On the outward-facing side of a parking garage.
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Depressing as hell
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That bridge is going to be replaced within 5 years or so... So its not a permanent layout..
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From Railway Gazette:

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Maryland Purple Line PPP contractor selected
03 Mar 2016





USA: Maryland Department of Transportation has selected the Purple Line Transit Partners consortium of Meridiam (70%), Fluor Enterprises (15%) and Star America (15%) as preferred bidder for the 25·7 km Purple Line light rail line serving the northern suburbs of Washington DC.

The PPP contract for the $2bn project was announced on March 2 and is expected to reach financial close in the second quarter of the year

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Building a Washington metro map is quite a pleasure, it has all the good ingredients:
a mid-sized network, lines with shared tracks, a grid, symbolic shapes (DC boundaries, Capital Beltway), rivers...



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news from Baltimore

Baltimore Metro partial summertime shutdown

Maryland MTA press release
http://mta.maryland.gov/news/mta-par...service-summer

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MTA to Partially Shut Down Metro Subway Service This Summer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Maintenance Work Scheduled from July 23 to August 12 to Increase Safety, Reliability

BALTIMORE, MD (MARCH 4, 2016) – The Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) will shut down Baltimore Metro Subway service from the Milford Mill to Mondawmin stations for 21 days – July 23 to August 12 – for replacement of major components of Metro rail.

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Expansion of express bus service in the Baltimore region

On 2016.06.19, the following suburb-to-suburb express bus services will be introduced:

Bus 102 - Towson-White Marsh
Bus 106 - Towson-Owings Mills
Bus 107 - BWI Airport-Old Court metro station

Bus 150 will be extended from downtown to Harbor East.

Source: http://mta.maryland.gov/news/mta-hol...uslink-service

http://mta.maryland.gov/sites/defaul...ceVer11web.pdf







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Washington, DC streetcar ridership



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So, an average of about 2,000 people per day. What was the ridership forecast again?
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According to 2010 revised plan, expected daily ridership for the first year of operation would be 6˙350 passengers; this forecast includes also the 0,75 miles Anacostia line first phase but its share would be likely very low, under 10%, since the expected ridership for this line was 1˙800 pass/day when the project was long 2,7 miles.
However, in one of this tweet answers it's said they thought to start with 1˙500÷2˙000 pass/day, so actual figures are slightly higher than expectations.

If this trend is kept on in the coming days, DC streetcar will overcome Atalanta streetcar (~65˙000 passengers in the first month of operation, running also on Sunday): not really a challenge, frankly speaking .
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Bus-only lanes open in Arlington, VA 2016.04.17

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...-in-arlington/
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