In case anyone is unfamiliar with the term "Metro" here it means the regional rapid transit system for the Metropolitan Area of Washington, D.C., which is now under construction by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. The system is 98 miles long, about half subway and half surface. It has 81 stations, 44 in the District, 20 in Virginia and 22 in Maryland, and will use 556 cars. It was scheduled to start initial operations in 1974 and scheduled for completion in 1979. It will cost just short of 3 billion dollars. The total system will have 109 access points. Each station including its access facilities goes through a Planning process which culminates with a Board of Directors resolution defining the station and its facilities.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the ASCE Specialty Conference May 31- June 2, 1972 in Washington, D.C. and compiled in the book entitled "Man/Transportation Interface".
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Roohr, A J
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 38 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054126
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 3 1974 12:00AM