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TheExtremistModerate t1_ir63kvl wrote

Reply to comment by AfghanHokie in Train to Ashburn! by albinotuba

Because the stations are all super far apart in Virginia, and it doesn't make logistical sense to put out a shit ton of extra mostly-empty trains to artificially bring down suburban wait times, especially when the Metro is already hemorrhaging money as-is.


Macrophage87 t1_ir6d1x3 wrote

No transportation project is financially viable without taxpayer funds. This way, the metro gets to tap into the tax base of the county with the highest median household income in the US. There's also likely to be some additional traffic benefit from people who come in from IAD as well.