Metro Blue Orange Silver Capacity & Reliability Study

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Metro launched the Blue/Orange/Silver Capacity & Reliability Study (BOS Study) to identify the best and most cost-effective solutions to address future ridership, service, and reliability needs on these Metrorail lines. The approval of dedicated funding from Metro's jurisdictional partners provides funding to bring the existing system into a state of good repair and keep it well maintained going forward; however, there are future transportation needs that we must begin addressing now.

Online Survey

Over the past year, we’ve worked with our partner jurisdictions and planning agencies to identify four goals for Metrorail service in the shared BOS corridor. Now we need your feedback. The BOS Study identified several concepts that would achieve all or most of these goals.

Take this online survey to see the preliminary concepts and provide feedback. The survey also allows you to submit your own ideas through a comment form or an optional drawing tool. The survey is available in both English and Spanish, and will be open until January 6.

BOS Study Survey Banner

Participants can also win a $50 SmarTrip card! Survey respondents will have the chance to win one of three $50 SmarTrip cards in a drawing to be held once the survey closes.

Share your thoughts

In December Metro held four public open houses along the Blue, Orange and Silver lines in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. If you’re interested in viewing the materials discussed during the open houses, click here to view the presentation and here to download the informational boards

Public and stakeholder input is essential to this effort to help identify the transit needs and issues, develop potential solutions, and propose recommendations.

A map showing the locations for the four public open houses being held between December 9 and December 17.

Background study data

Need more information before taking the survey or attending an open house? For a deeper dive into all the data and analysis the study team and stakeholders used to identify needs and opportunities, establish study goals, and develop draft project concepts, review guided maps and other documents.

Beginning early in 2019, Metro held a series of meetings with stakeholder committees  and pop-up events for the public at 13 Metrorail stations to identify ways to address the current and future needs on the Blue, Orange and Silver lines.

An image of project team staff passing out information at a Metro station.

An image of project team staff answering a resident’s questions at a pop-up event.   An image of a visioning and planning workshop with the Business and Community Advisory Committee.

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For more information about the Blue/Orange/Silver Capacity & Reliability Study, please send an email to:

Or you may contact Metro's Office of Customer Information at 202-637-7000 (TTY 202-638-3780). Press 88 and then press 5.