Google Maps Solves Metro’s Crowding Problem
With Metro crowding getting worse by the year, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has begun exploring some possible ways to solve capacity issues by mid-century. The solutions generally involve splitting the Blue Line from the Yellow and Orange lines, and the Yellow Line from the Green Line to reduce the crush at high-volume transfer stations and provide access to more of downtown without too much digging.
But Google evidently has a different solution. As first reported by Greater Greater Washington, Google Maps has created an overlay that includes the D.C. area's Metro lines—and then some.
Here's the Metro network according to Google:
Sure, this second Orange Line doesn't actually have any stations, and it's not clear exactly which commuters it'd serve. But hey, we'll take a new Metro line where we can get it, particularly if Google is paying for it.