Mapping the D.C.'s Region's 267 Miles of Proposed Transit

Proposals for light rail, streetcar, and BRT lines spread in every direction from Washington D.C. into nearby climes. Although some are more realistic than others, one blog dares to dream about what the full extent of the proposals would look like.
May 10, 2014, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Dan Malouff writes a post, and creates a map, that imagines the full extent of the 267 miles of proposed light rail, streetcar, and bus rapid transit lines proposed in the D.C. metro area.

"This map combines the DC streetcar and MoveDC bus lane plan with the Arlington streetcar plan, the Alexandria transitway planMontgomery's BRT plan, and Fairfax's transit network plan, plus the Purple Line, the Corridor Cities Transitway, the Long Bridge study, the Wilson Bridge transit corridor, and finally the Southern Maryland transit corridor."

Malouff provides the caveat that it would be decades before all this infrastructure could be built, if ever. Some of the plans have been in the works since the 1990s, and others are so new that have yet to receive a feasibility study.

"But still," says Malouff, "267 miles is an awfully impressive network. Now let's build it."

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Published on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 in Greater Greater Washington
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