D.C. Takes Long-Range Transit Planning Online

Washington D.C.'s Metro is expecting a major increase in ridership over the next 30 years. To try to meet that demand, they're recruiting ideas from the public with a new outreach effort.

The City Fix takes a look at the website and how it aims to improve the planning process in D.C.

"Metro launched a new website last week, PlanItMetro.com, to share information and collect feedback from residents as the agency develops its long-term Regional Transit System Plan, that focus on Metro's ability to serve the growing transit needs of the area. It is projected that Metro will reach its capacity around 2040, requiring system-wide capital improvements. And given the length of time – 10 to 20 years – it takes to design, fund, plan and construct improvements it's a good thing Metro is starting now."

Full Story: D.C. Metro Gathers Feedback from Online Community for Long-Range Planning

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