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Posted on: December 10, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COUNCIL MEMBER DANNIELLE GLAROS APPLAUDS GREATER WASHINGTON PARTNERSHIP UPON RELEASE OF CAPITAL...

COUNCIL MEMBER DANNIELLE GLAROS APPLAUDS GREATER WASHINGTON PARTNERSHIP UPON RELEASE OF CAPITAL REGION RAIL VISION 

Report Presents Strategy to Provide a More Coordinated, Integrated and Competitive Rail Service

Prince George's County Council Member Dannielle Glaros (D – District 3), applauds the efforts of the Greater Washington Partnership and all regional stakeholders upon Thursday’s release of the Capital Region Rail Vision, a 25-year strategy to remove key physical and operating barriers, and provide residents a more coordinated, integrated, and competitive rail service. The vision outlines the necessary steps to better connect the region with more frequent and rapid rail service resulting in improved access to jobs, housing and more equitable and inclusive growth. 

Council Member Glaros, a member of the Capital Region Rail Vision Advisory Committee,  a work group  contributing to the Rail Vision strategy, said the opportunity to work with regional leaders across jurisdictional lines on this initiative has yielded great benefits.

“I am extremely proud to serve on the Capital Region Rail Vision Advisory Committee led by the Greater Washington Partnership. The report released today outlines an innovative vision for the future which would  provide Prince George's County residents direct access via MARC through Union Station, to places like National Landing in Virginia, and also create easier regional access to Bowie State University, University of Maryland, and the city of New Carrollton.”   Council Member Glaros adds,” Achieving this forward-thinking plan will require commitment from all stakeholders. I look forward to the work ahead to implement this vision and grow a thriving economy.”

Included among the benefits of the Capital Region Rain Vision to Prince George’s County is run-through service to National Landing, expansion of Commuter rail off-peak service, decreased commuter rail headways, and integrated fare systems. Additionally, County residents could potentially traverse from New Carrollton to Crystal City in 30-minutes without transferring trains.  

With advancing inclusive economic growth by driving solutions, and fostering unity as top priorities, the Greater Washington Partnership is a civic alliance of the region’s leading employers and entrepreneurs committed to making the Capital Region one of the best places to live, work and build a business.

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