Transit Rich

The County boasts the second highest number of Metrorail stations in the region, 15, in addition to 8 Maryland Area Regional Commuter stations, and 1 Amtrak intercity rail station. To date, we have not capitalized on these valuable assets and actually lost employment around our Metrorail stations between 2004 and 2010. 

With targeted investment and phased prioritization, we can reverse this trend. Our transit stations have enormous potential to become dynamic, mixed-use transit-oriented communities and job centers generating critical tax revenue for the County, attracting new employers, and retaining the County’s recent graduates and budding innovators, investors, and entrepreneurs.