The Georgetown Metropolitan has a nice post up on something lacking in my DC neighborhood: a Metro stop.
The presentation estimates that a Georgetown station would have over 14,000 weekday boardings. For reference, in 2009 Union Station had the most weekday boardings with 34,000, but the average per station is about 8,600. So a Georgetown station would be one of the most popular stations (14,000 would put it in the top 15 stations out of 86).
So when exactly? Well TAG hasn’t reached the point of setting target dates except to use 2040 as a future state date for the purposes of comparing the options. So let’s set the first outside bar at thirty years…
Thirty years! I guess I can wait.
Meanwhile, a recent tweet from Zoë Caron:
China: 5 yrs ago, not a single km of high speed rail. Today, more than Europe. By 2012, more than the rest of the world put together. Wow.