Transit Station Capacity Study
Mr. Chairman: During the community dialogue, leading up to
the changes to the Vienna Transit Station Area Plan, as a
result of approval of the Fairlee-Metro West Out-of-Turn Plan
Amendment Plan, the existing and future capacity of the Vienna
Metrorail station became a primary concern. As a result, the
approved Plan specifically requires that a capacity study
be completed. It is anticipated that the cost of this study
will be repaid by potential future proffer commitments.
ensure that capacity issues are resolved, both Supervisor
Kauffman and I have continued to work with the community,
adjacent property owners, the County Department of Transportation,
and WMATA. As with nearly all planning issues, the key to
facilitating public improvements becomes an issue of timing.
This equally applies to capacity improvements to the Vienna
Station. It has become readily apparent that a capacity study
of the station is needed sooner rather than later.
I therefore move that the Board of Supervisors request the
County Executive to include funding for a capacity study of
the Vienna Transit Station on the list of consideration items
for the FY2006 budget.