Metro Blue Orange Silver Capacity & Reliability Study

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Share your thoughts. Take a survey and attend an open house in December.

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 two-year study began in early 2019 and has developed several concepts to improve service and position Metro to serve the future needs of the region based on the following goals:

A graphic showing the four goals for transit service identified by the BOS Study. Goal 1 is to provide sufficient rail capacity to serve ridership demand. Goal 2 is to improve reliability and on time performance. Goal 3 is to improve operational flexibility and cost-efficiency. Goal 4 is to provide transportation options that support sustainable development and strengthen Metro’s finances.

Now we need your feedback. 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. If you weren’t able to attend an open house, you can still provide feedback with our online survey until January 6, 2020!

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. 

View Concepts Get Involved About the Study
  • Optional train turnbacks
  • Rosslyn II Station
  • New Blue Line connections
  • New Silver Line connections
  • Core Loop
  • Take a survey
  • Attend an open house
  • Sign up to receive study updates
  • Project Goals
  • Why is Metro conducting this Study?
  • What next?

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