RAIL RAPID TRANSIT SERVICE AT A MAJOR SPORTS COMPLEX: WASHINGTON METRO SERVICE AT MCI CENTER

This paper focuses on the public benefits derived from linking rail transit service with the new MCI Center arena in downtown Washington, DC. The arena's location in the heart of the Metrorail system has been a true catalyst for change in the downtown area. Its access to rapid transit service has helped focus land use planning, stimulated business activity, and enhanced community mobility. This has resulted in higher public transit ridership, which means Metrorail is meeting its goal of providing quality transit service to the residents and visitors throughout the metropolitan region. The paper also looks at how the investments made in the area's subway system years before have combined with construction of the MCI Center to yield prosperity for the community around the area. This prosperity is marked not only by stimulated business activity and higher ridership totals, but also by an improved overall perception of the downtown region.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Public Transportation Association

    1201 New York Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC    20005
  • Authors:
    • Spain, K B
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1999

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 13-18

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00766360
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1999 12:00AM