Posts Tagged ‘Metro’

Why Did Developer WC Smith Buy Up Most of Congress Heights?

A walk along the District’s far southeastern edge reveals much that wasn’t there 20 years ago. Heading eastward from the Congress Heights Metro station on Alabama Avenue SE, the first stop is the Shops at Park Village, anchored by a Giant that became Ward 8’s first full-service supermarket since the last century when it opened [...]

Metro Picks Proposal With 280 Residences and Retail for Brookland Site

Heads up, Brookland: 280 residential units and 9,000 square feet of retail are coming your way.
Metro announced this afternoon that it had selected a partnership of MRP Realty and the CAS Riegler Cos. to develop two parcels of land just east of the Brookland Metro station. The development team will also provide a new kiss-and-ride [...]

Watch Metro’s 38 Years of Growth in This Interactive Timeline Map

Tomorrow, for the first time since 1991, a new Metro line will open. In a sense, the start of passenger service on the first phase of the Silver Line isn't quite as momentous as the advent of the Green Line 23 years ago, since the former largely duplicates the Orange and Blue lines and the [...]

Condos, Retail Coming to Navy Yard Chiller Site

The booming Capitol Riverfront neighborhood is about to get another major development project. Metro announced today that it has selected a team of developers to build on a valuable site just a block from the Navy Yard Metro station.
MRP Realty and CAS Riegler Companies beat out two competitors with a bid for 126 condos and 6,000 square feet [...]

Metro Takes Control of Silver Line

After repeated delays, the Silver Line took a concrete step toward opening today, with Metro officially taking control of the line to begin testing.
Last week, Metro General Manager Richard Sarles said he was aiming to declare operational readiness—the step required for Metro to take over the line from the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which is overseeing construction—today. This morning, on [...]

Metro Aims to Take Over Silver Line Next Week

Metro is hoping to take control of the Silver Line next week, setting up a possible late-summer opening for the long-delayed line.
The line, which will run initially to Reston and eventually to Dulles International Airport and Loudoun County, is currently under the control of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. When construction is complete, MWAA will hand the line [...]

Metro: Silver Line on Track for Summer Opening

The long-delayed Silver Line took a step toward an eventual opening today, with an agreement between the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority paving the way for passenger service this summer, Metro announced on its website.
Given D.C.-area transit's recent forecasts, however—the Silver Line would be "substantially complete" last November, we were [...]

Metro’s Rich! Or At Least $75 Million Richer

Metro's short-term plans may not be quite as ambitious as some discarded longer-term ideas—au revoir, Brown Line—but they still do require money. And with federal funding dwindling, it hasn't been entirely clear where that money will come from.
Enter Vince Gray, Martin O'Malley, and Terry McAuliffe. The D.C. mayor and the Democratic governors of Maryland and Virginia emerged today [...]

Silver Line Delayed; Could Streetcar Win the Race?

The tortoise-and-the-hare race between the streetcar and the Silver Line continues—and it looks increasingly like they're both taking a nap.
The Silver Line appeared to take the lead when the streetcar blew a series of deadlines, making it clear that it wouldn't come close to meeting Mayor Vince Gray's forecast of passenger service "starting in January, not [...]

Digital Advertising, Coming Soon to a Metro Station Near You

Metro stations around the city will soon be illuminated with screens bearing digital advertising and transit information, following a new contract awarded by the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority.
The five-year contract, with CBS Outdoor, will begin on July 1 and bring WMATA a minimum of $102 million in revenue. In exchange, CBS Outdoor, which operates digital [...]