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Matters of Perspective 9.17.12
Matters of Perspective
At today's Greater Washington Board of Trade Regional Policy Forum on Transportation, the Alliance asked three state transportation department heads and WMATA's General Manager, "What is the one thing that would make a great difference that you don't currently have funds for but would invest in today if the funds suddenly became available?"
Their responses:
District of Columbia-
"Improve the general state of repair of pavements, sidewalks and bike trails."
Terry Bellamy, Director Department of Transportation
District of Columbia
Maryland -
"Build the Purple Line to relieve Beltway congestion."
Darrell Mobley, Acting Secretary of Transportation
Virginia -
"Improve north-south connectivity starting with the Bi-County Parkway."
Sean Connaughton, Secretary of Transportation
"Acquire the cars and power source necessary to provide 8-car trains throughout the system."
Richard Sarles, General Manager and Chief Executive Officer
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority