September 22, 2023 by Cheryl Cort, Policy Director, Coalition for Smarter Growth Please accept this testimony on behalf of the Coalition for Smarter Growth, the leading organization advocating for walkable, bikeable, inclusive, transit-oriented communities as the most sustainable and equitable way for the Washington, DC region to grow and provide
Closing the WMATA budget gap would cost a fraction per Metro system user compared to proposed subsidies for new Commanders stadium seats.
Today, the new project vision defined in the FRA's Supplemental Draft EIS (SDEIS) Preferred Alternative F presents a bold vision for the next century of Union Station's existence and success, and will gain broad public and political support. The revised SDEIS Preferred Alternative includes major improvements we support the FRA including in the Final EIS:
Response to Proposed DC Transportation FY 24 Budget We recognize the budget challenges facing DC but are concerned about the proposed changes to DC’s transit priorities including the proposal to cut some routes and for indefinitely delaying the K Street Transitway. The K Street Transitway is a leading bus priority