Recently this same group considered another radical plan that would also bring a Metro stop to Georgetown. It would be called the Brown Line, and it would travel roughly parallel with the Red Line from Friendship Heights down to Georgetown. From there, it would travel across town south of the Blue/Orange Lines before turning back north to head up through Petworth and on to 16th Street Heights.
This line is actually quite like another Brown Line that was suggested by Greater Greater Washington’s David Alpert three years ago (although even he hasn’t included it in fantasy maps he’s done since then). The WMATA group considered the impact that such a line would have on the overcrowding of the other lines. Among other impacts, the group estimated that the new Brown Line would add approximately 20,000 daily trips and increase the percentage of D.C. and Arlington residents using transit from 70 to 74 percent.
[Continue reading Topher Mathews’s post here at The Georgetown Metropolitan.]
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