"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."
- Metro General Manager and CEO Richard Sarles
Over the last three years, Metro has been focused on rebuilding the system and restoring safe and reliable operations for our customers through Metro Forward, its $5 billion-dollar, six-year investment program. While Metro is currently bringing the system back up to where it should be, the agency has also started planning for the future to ensure that Metro is able to carry the millions of more riders that are expected to come in the future, and to help keep the region's economy moving.
To start planning, Metro talked to over 11,000 stakeholders to understand the region's priorities. A set of common themes emerged:
From these themes, Metro developed a staff draft plan, Momentum. The draft plan starts with safety as the highest priority, and emphasizes the importance of maximizing the current transit network by utilizing every bit of capacity available. To make this a reality, Metro proposes the following initiatives be implemented by 2025:
|Metro invites you to check out Momentum: The Next Generation of Metro. |
Strategic Plan At-A-Glance | Strategic Plan At-A-Glance (Spanish)
Full Staff Draft Strategic Plan