Metro 2025 Initiatives

Momentum - the next generation of Metro

  • Initiative 1: Eight-Car Trains During Peak Periods
    This program will maximize the capacity of the existing Metrorail system by enabling operations of 100 percent eight-car trains during peak periods.

  • Initiative 2: Core Station Improvements
    This program provides improvements and expansion at high ridership stations to ensure safe and efficient operations and facilitate passenger movements from street to platform and transfers between lines.

  • Initiative 3: Metrobus Priority Corridor Network
    The Priority Corridor Network (PCN) Plan will improve bus service, travel speeds, and reliability on 24 regional corridors, which serve half of Metrobus ridership.

  • Initiative 4: New Blue Line Connections
    A feasibility analysis is currently underway and has identified two potential alternatives to create new connections for Blue Line customers.

  • Initiative 5: Next Generation Communications
    The program expands current communications infrastructure to provide an integrated one-stop communications hub for the region’s transit customers.

  • Initiative 6: Bus Fleet Expansion
    In order to meet the challenge of growth in demand for bus service and improve service effectiveness and reliability, Metro requires 400 new buses by 2025 in addition to those needed for service on the Priority Corridor Network.

  • Initiative 7: Pocket Tracks
    The addition of special trackwork at key locations in the system will provide more flexibility to the overall system.

  • The Return On Investment
    The seven projects in Metro 2025 will reduce road congestion, save money throughout the region, add riders to the Metro system, and make Metro rides more comfortable and efficient.

Mary Hynes - Board Member with Arlington County and WMATA Board of Directors Member - was recently featured by Comcast Newsmakers, discussing sustainability efforts as well as Metro's strategic plan, Momentum.

Ms. Hynes describes Metro's "Big Ideas" for 2025, including: the need for "all 8-car trains" during rush hour; additional crossovers and pocket tracks to provide more flexibility during peak period operations, emergencies and trackwork; and priority for Metrobus on city streets and highways. Check out the video below.


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