Metro Looking At Ways To Increase Rail Capacity

One of the concerns that people have expressed about building supposed transit-oriented developments like MetroWest is that the Metro rail system is already running at capacity in many places, including along the Orange line. If MetroWest is built as it is currently planned, the fear is that the rail line will be overwhelmed and people forced to use their cars, thus defeating a major purpose of building the development.

Now, Metro is looking for creative ways to increase capacity on its rail cars, including reconfiguring and removing seating.

By  |  November 4, 2005; 10:50 AM ET  | Category:  Transportation
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