Metro hosting public meetings to discuss proposed upgrades

February 7, 2013

Metro unveiled a massive $26 billion overhaul of the system last month, which would include new tunnels under downtown D.C., make eight-car trains the norm and institute other improvements and changes.

Now the transit agency is hosting three public meetings to see what the public thinks about those plans. The meetings, which will all take place next week, will also include a chance for riders to hear more about Metro’s proposed budget for the coming year.

Here’s the schedule, with sites:

  • Monday, Feb. 11, at 5:30 p.m. 
    Treetops (8181 Professional Pl., Hyattsville, Md.)
  • Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 5:30 p.m.
    WMATA headquarters/the Jackson Graham Building (600 5th St. NW, Washington, D.C.)
  • Thursday, Feb. 14, at 5:30 p.m
    Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School (7130 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Va.)

These aren’t the only opportunities for riders to find out more about the plans. Shyam Kannan, Metro’s head of planning, will answer questions about the plan at a meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 12, in Silver Spring.

Mark Berman is a reporter on the National staff. He runs Post Nation, a destination for breaking news and developing stories from around the country.
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