Friday, March 13, 2009
Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) is talking up extending the Orange Line out 66 to Gainesville, WTOP is reporting.
We used to live out 66 and agree that it is certainly the region's most clogged and heinous thoroughfare, but when the congressman says "We've already got most of the right of way, it would be a surface system," we have to wonder how serious he is. If memory serves, there is not median down the middle of 66 past 123.
We'd be curious to know more about what he has in mind, and we agree that something should be done to improve travel along that corridor.
We also wonder about the timing of such a proposal given the money just shelled out for the Dulles Extension.