Momentum - the next generation of Metro

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Momentum: The Plan

 Executive Summary
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 Full Strategic Plan
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 2025 Initiatives

Momentum is Metro's vision for the future. Building on the important work underway to rebuild the system, the strategic plan looks beyond today's trends and lays out near-term goals for 2025 along with the steps that Metro must take to prepare for coming growth. Importantly, the plan ensures that we never return to a time when the system is not maintained to today's safety and reliability standards.

Show your support for maintaining a great system and building the next generation of Metro by endorsing the plan today.

For riders, Momentum will mean more trains, reduced crowding, faster buses, brighter, safer, easier-to-navigate Metrorail stations, and information when and where you want it.

For the region, Momentum will increase capacity throughout the system, enable future expansion, and remove vehicles from our already-crowded roadways.

The plan lays out seven Metro 2025 initiatives, which keep safety as the highest priority and ensure the full capacity of our transit network is utilized.

"Our customers know that many trains, stations and buses are already crowded and we need to begin planning now to prevent that from worsening and prepare for more riders. As the jurisdictions plan various expansion projects, we also need to make sure that we have a seamless, multimodal, transit network and Metro is in a unique position to serve as the transit planner for the national capital region."

Former Metro General Manager and CEO Richard Sarles

Richard Sarles

The WMATA Board unanimously approved the Momentum strategic plan in June 2013. Since then, Metro Board members, stakeholders and staff have been working to inform and build support from riders, organizations, jurisdictions, and businesses.

The Governors of Maryland and Virginia, and the Mayor of the District of Columbia announced their support of the plan. Other endorsements have come in from AAA, Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Action Committee for Transit, George Washington University, Urban Land Institute, American Public Transportation Association (APTA), and area Business Improvement Districts (BIDs). Check out the full list of endorsements.

Now it's your turn. Endorse the plan today.

Watch this video on what Metro means to some of our passengers, caught during our last Momentum event at Gallery Place.


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