A Metro study of ways to relieve congestion at Union Station has been completed, with two possible solutions under consideration. The more extensive one would take a simple step that has increasingly been clamored for by riders: Adding a flight of stairs where currently there are very short and often broken-down escalators.
Both solutions would include a passageway to H Street, currently accessible through the parking garage, and where several large-scale developments are planned. Ground will break on a new apartment building in the 300 block of H Street NE this spring. The passageway would also serve as the intermodal connection for the streetcar.