Friends of White Flint

Promoting a Sustainable, Walkable and Engaging Community

P.O. Box 2761

White Flint Station

Kensington, MD 20891

Phone: 301-980-3768

Email: info@whiteflint.org


Just a couple of days left to oppose service cutbacks to the White Flint area – Deadline is 9am, Monday

Posted on by Amy Ginsburg

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There will be 25% fewer trains during peak times at White Flint station if WMATA’s proposed service cuts are implemented. During rush hour, a train now comes to White Flint station (in theory) every 6 minutes; they have proposed a headway of 8 minutes in their 2018 budget.  During off-peak hours and on weekends, White Flint station will see a train only 4 times an hour — service that can hardly be called frequent.

WMATA had also promised that the every-other-train turnback at Grosvenor station would be eliminated; instead they expanded it to non-peak hours.

As for proposed bus service reductions , WMATA wants to modify the C8 route by eliminating route segment between Glenmont and White Flint stations. There are also service cutbacks on bus lines that affect the Pike District/North Bethesda, including the J7 and J9 (I-270 Express) and J 5 (Twinbrook-Silver Spring.)

OPPOSE METRORAIL SERVICE REDUCTIONS

Email WMATA before 9am Monday, February 6th. Tell them that you strongly oppose service reductions to White Flint metro and that you want the current level of service maintained. Millions and millions of dollars are being invested in the Pike District, all of it based on frequent, reliable transit. Residents and businesses rely on Metro at all hours of the day and night to reach jobs, friends, and fun. The proposed service reduction could all too easily begin both a Metro death spiral and a Pike District death spiral. Email boardofdirectors@wmata.com

Take WMATA’s survey before 9am Monday, February 6th and click ‘provide a comment.’ Be sure to tell WMATA you strongly oppose service reductions to the red line and that you want the current level of service maintained. Take the survey at http://fy18budget.questionpro.com/

OPPOSE BUS SERVICE REDUCTIONS

Email WMATA before 9am Monday, February 6th and ask them not to cut service on the C8, J5, J7, and J9 lines.

Take WMATA’s survey before 9am Monday, February 6th and click ‘provide a comment.’ Be sure to tell WMATA you strongly oppose service reductions to bus service in the White Flint area and that you want the current level of service maintained. Take the survey at http://fy18budget.questionpro.com/

 

3 Responses to Just a couple of days left to oppose service cutbacks to the White Flint area – Deadline is 9am, Monday

Sara Zaman says: February 5, 2017 at 2:55 pm

Hello,
My husband and I work in DC and chose to live walking distance from White Flint to be able to take the metro during peak times in the morning and return in the evenings. The cutback would adversely affect our daily commute. We request that the cutback be reconsidered.

Thank you,
Sara

Iman Martin says: February 5, 2017 at 11:05 pm

Please don’t add to traffic and disenfranchise those with no other way. Please don’t cut back service.

Thank you.

Lisa says: February 6, 2017 at 9:41 am

Hello,

I vehemently oppose to the cut back of service to White Flint. This is an injustice to people who are dependent on this service. If anything the Metro should be extended.

Thank you,

Lisa