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From The Washington Post
Maryland will give Metro its full share of $167 million a year in new, permanent funding, the governor and leaders of both legislative chambers said Thursday, putting the transit system on track to win a historic regional deal to support it.
Virginia and the District have committed to provide their share for a total of $500 million a year in the dedicated funding that Metro says it needs for capital investments to ensure safety and reliability.… Read More
Comments Off on Good-bye Grosvenor Turnback! (Fingers Crossed.)
From The Washington Post
Metro officials are considering increasing the frequency of rush-hour service to Shady Grove by January 2019, in response to calls from Montgomery County officials who have urged the transit agency to end the practice known as “Red Line turn-backs.”
In documents released in advance of Thursday’s Metro board meeting, agency officials said they will seek input from the public on whether to add trains to the system so they can provide more peak-period service from Grosvenor-Strathmore to Shady Grove station.… Read More
Comments Off on MetroNow Adds New Members as Legislative Momentum Builds for Metro Funding and Reform
As legislative sessions gain speed in Maryland, Virginia, and D.C. with Metro reform taking center stage, MetroNow, a coalition committed to immediate action achieving long-term dedicated funding and reform for Metro system, welcomed new members from across the business, nonprofit, and advocacy sectors.
MetroNow’s growing coalition reaffirmed its commitment to bring diverse voices from across the region together with Virginia, Maryland, and District leaders in order to secure the legislative victories that will create a safer, stronger, and fiscally-sound Metro. … Read More
Comments Off on Urge Maryland to Provide Dedicated Metro Funding. (Show Metro some good love on Valentine’s Day.)
Join a rising swell of supporters who are taking action to make sure we put our Metro system on a positive and sustainable path forward. Metro is the second busiest transit system in the country and the only major system without a dedicated funding source.
Maryland’s elected officials have the opportunity to change this and to make long-term dedicated funding for Metro a reality.
Comments Off on Joint Statement from the Metro Coalition (of which FoWF is a member)
We wanted you to see the joint statement below that we signed last week along with other groups concerned about Metro.
Regional groups respond to COG report and call for dedicated funding for Metro
Washington, DC — Today the regional Council of Governments (COG) accepted a report documenting Metro’s operating, maintenance, and capital needs and funding gap over the next decade, the economic value of Metro, suggested metrics and benchmarks, and an assessment of options for a dedicated source of revenues to fill the funding gaps.
Comments Off on Say No to Bus Service Reductions in the Pike District
Your help is needed. Give Metro feedback on its proposed FY2018 Operating Budget and the Capital Improvement Plan by taking the WMATA survey
As we discussed last week, Metro has proposed reducing service to White Flint metro, increasing headways during rush hour to eight minutes and during non-rush hour to fifteen minutes.… Read More
Metro wants feedback on its proposed FY2018 Operating Budget, the Capital Improvement Plan and Federal Grant Applications. One of the easiest ways to advocate for our White Flint station is by taking their survey. Metro has proposed reducing service to White Flint metro, increasing headways during rush hour to eight minutes and during non-rush hour to fifteen minutes.… Read More
November 17, 2016
Honorable Jack Evans, Chairman of the Board
Mr. Paul Wiedefeld, General Manager
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
600 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Dear Mr. Evans and Mr. Wiedefeld:
The White Flint/Pike District area in North Bethesda, Maryland is transforming into a walkable, transit-oriented community, a vibrant neighborhood of residents of all ages, unique shops and restaurants, and large and small businesses.… Read More
Comments Off on Eat Well Using Metro
Area residents are so interested in leaving their cars behind for a night out that Thrillist has developed the first ever “DC Metro Restaurant Map.” The recommendations for restaurants you can easily reach from our local stops? Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar for the White Flint stop, Gilly’s Craft Beer & Fine Wine for Twinbrook, and Black Market Bistro for Grosvenor/Strathmore. … Read More
Comments Off on Map of 1/2 Mile Walking Distance to Metro Stations
PlanItMetro recently create a map showing what is within half a mile walking radius of every Metro station in area. Dan Reed, from Greater Greater Washington, pointed out that “walkshed is bigger in areas with a street grid and short blocks.” These are the very features planned for the new White Flint.… Read More