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Residents Invited to Weigh in on Silver Spring Turnbacks in Montgomery Council’s Metro Town Hall on Feb. 21

For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 14, 2019

Glenmont, Wheaton and Forest Glen residents looking for a faster Metro commute will have a chance to share their views at a Metro Town Hall hosted by the Montgomery County Council’s Transportation and Environment (T&E) Committee next Thursday, February 21, at 7:30 p.m. Held in the Silver Spring Civic Building at 1 Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring, the meeting will provide residents the opportunity to discuss the impact of the proposed end of Silver Spring Metro turnbacks, as well as a doubling of rush-hour service on the northeastern end of the Red Line. The package also includes transitioning to exclusively eight-car trains on all lines to increase rush-hour capacity; adding 30 minutes of peak service during the morning rush hour and an hour and a half in the evening rush hour; and charging a flat fare on the weekend.

Representatives of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) will present an overview of the new package of service improvements, and residents and advocacy groups will have the opportunity to discuss the impacts of these improvements.

Turnbacks at the other end of the Red Line at Grosvenor-Strathmore were eliminated in December. Read more.

Release ID: 19-025
Media Contact: Sonya Healy 240-777-7926

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