A New Downtown Station For DC's Metro System

The opening of a brand-new rail station for Metro's Red Line promises revitalization for a long-declining neighborhood.

Bringing a mass transit rail stop to DC’s "NoMa" – North of Massachusetts – neighborhood, halfway between the Union Station and Rhode Island Avenue stops, offers fresh opportunity for urban renewal in a long-neglected area. Roger Lewis notes that the public-private effort to open the New York Avenue-Florida Avenue-Gallaudet University Metro station demonstrates how "transit can effectively spur real estate development and urban revitalization" and be a profitable investment.

Thanks to Deborah Myerson

Full Story: New Metro Station a Testament to Cooperation and Optimism

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