In 2001, WMATA proposed a set of expansions for the overburdened system.

The Blue Line extension to Largo Town Center was built. The extension from Falls Church west to Dulles recently cleared several hurdles and appears solidly on track to be built. But the Blue Line segment within DC was abandoned in 2003.


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David Alpert is Founder and President of Greater Greater Washington and Executive Director of DC Sustainable Transportation (DCST). He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle. Unless otherwise noted, opinions in his GGWash posts are his and not the official views of GGWash or DCST.