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


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Metro’s revised budget restores some service!

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Metro listened to all of us! Your emails and surveys were effective, and our advocacy worked! (Not perfectly, but pretty darn well.)

  • Rail service proposal would only reduce frequency in peak travel periods, such that trains would operate about every 8 minutes on all lines.

  • Off-peak rail service reductions originally proposed would not be implemented.

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Extraordinary Mention of our WMATA Advocacy Campaign in The Washington Post

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I want to make sure you saw this article in The Washington Post. It’s quite wonderful. Robert Thomson (Dr. Gridlock) spends half his piece directly quoting the Friends of White Flint letter to WMATA which I had also sent to the Transportation Planning Board. After the link to the article, you’ll find the part of his story that mentions us.…

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

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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.…

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WMATA proposes 25% service reduction at White Flint station!

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Yes, you read that right. Trains will be 25% more crowded because 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.  …

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Say No to Bus Service Reductions in the Pike District

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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.…

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Advocate for our White Flint Metro Station by 9:00 am, Monday, February 6th!

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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.…

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Councilmember Berliner Suggests Metro Sell Its White Flint Property

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As reported on Bethesda Beat:

County Council President Roger Berliner on Thursday urged the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to sell the land it owns and to use the money to improve the beleaguered system Metro system.

In a letter to Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld, Berliner said WMATA controls what may be the most valuable properties in the county, the sites of the Bethesda and White Flint Metro stations.…

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Our Community’s Letter to WMATA about the Proposed Service Reduction at White Flint Metro Station

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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.…

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8 minutes between Metro trains at rush hour?! And 15 minutes during non-peak times?!

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You may have seen articles in the media about the just released proposed WMATA budget. If not, here are a couple of links to bring you up-to-date.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dr-gridlock/wp/2016/11/01/heres-what-the-metrorail-budget-would-mean-line-by-line/

http://greatergreaterwashington.org/post/34036/metros-latest-budget-proposal-includes-huge-cuts-to-rail-and-bus-service/

http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2016/10/31/reality-check-metros-proposed-budget-will-slash.html

http://wtop.com/tracking-metro-24-7/2016/10/whats-behind-metros-fare-hike-service-cut-proposals/slide/1/

Unfortunately, the proposed budget, if passed, means very long gaps between trains at White Flint.  During peak hours, trains will come every 8 minutes.  …

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WMATA considering reduced service at White Flint metro

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This is something we want to keep an eye on.

WMATA projects that its future operating costs will outpace revenues. (No news there.) To close the gap, WMATA is considering a variety of options, including closing White Flint station during off-peak hours, decreasing how often trains run, and cutting some bus routes.…

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