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There is no obvious reason to depart from the plan to extend the streetcar to Benning Road--but what one does after that probably requires comprehensive study in cooperation with MTA or M-NCPPC, rather than being an ad hoc extension.

The route that the Purple Line eventually takes from New Carrollton to the Woodrow Wilson Bridge is far from clear. A straight line would take it to Capitol Heights and along the entire length of Southern Avenue to Forest Height, making that line a cooperative venture with DC. A fairly straight "inner Purple Line" route would still be close to the DC line most of the way. An "outer Purple Line" might connect Morgan Boulevard or Addison Road Metro to Suitland to Temple Hills to Oxon Hill, while a Purple Line entirely outside the Beltway seems implausible.

Extensions of the DC streetcar lines and planning for the Purple Line extension need to be coordinated because with an inner Purple Line, the streetcar should connect to the Purple Line, and with an outer purple line, DC will eventually need a streetcar running parallel to Southern Avenue connecting up to the Green Line.

by JimT on Dec 6, 2012 7:50 am • linkreport

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