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Abstract

In 1966, the United States Congress created the Washington Metropoli­tan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to take control of the District's priva­te bus system and develop a new Metro network for the Nation's capital. Following extensive planning, cons­truction of Washington's Metrorail transit system started in 1969. Seven years later, revenue service began on a 7-kilometre line section with five sta­tions in operation. Another 25 years later, in 2001, the originally planned Washington Metrorail system, shown in Figure 1, was completed, reaching a total of 166 kilometres with 83 sta­tions.

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

3-2002

Publication Source

Urban Transport International

Issue

40

Start Page

26

Last Page

30

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Date Posted: 16 May 2017