Metropolitan Branch Trail
WABA will work for a completed Metropolitan Branch Trail connecting Union Station in DC to the Silver Spring Transit Center in Montgomery County.
WABA created the initial concept plan for the Metropolitan Branch Trail in the 1990s and has been pushing for the trail’s completion ever since. The southernmost segment in DC is completed between Brookland and Union Station. DC must now design and construct two additional segments to reach the District line. Montgomery County must complete the connection to the Silver Spring Transit Center, including an important grade-separated crossing of Georgia Avenue. National Park Service must cooperate with the District to allow the connection of the Metropolitan Branch Trail to the existing Anacostia Tributary Trails network in Prince George’s County.
- Advisory Neighborhood Comission 4B voted to support the proposed Met Branch Trail Alignment along Blair road through Takoma. DDOT can now move ahead wtih detailed trail deisgn! (January 2018)
- What’s Going on with the Met Branch Trail in Ward 4? (December 1, 2017)
- Let’s Not Delay the Met Branch Trail Another 5 Years (September 5, 2017)
- Met Branch Trail Coming to Fort Totten (Februrary 15, 2017)
- DDOT Installs Safer Sidewalk On The Interim Metropolitan Branch Trail (December 5, 2016)
- What Does the Monroe Street Bridge Rehabilitation Mean for the Metropolitan Branch Trail? (June 6, 2016)
- The MBT One Step Closer to Completion (May 5, 2016)
- Are We There Yet? (April 18, 2016)
- Mile Markers Coming to the Met Branch Trail (July 27, 2015)
- (Some) Met Branch Trail Construction This Year in Silver Spring (May 13, 2015)
- Let’s Talk About The Met Branch Trail (March 13, 2015)
- New Things on the Met Branch Trail in DC (January 7, 2015)
- Tiny Steps Toward Reality for Met Branch North (July 17, 2014)
- What’s Going on the Met Branch Trail? (April 3, 2014)
- DDOT Unable To Provide Deadlines for Major Trail Projects (March 31, 2014)
- What’s the Best Thing to Do With the Met Branch Trail? Finish it. (July, 2013)
- Success! MPI to Submit Met Branch Trail Plans for Historic Review (April 22, 2013)
- Met Branch Trail Concept Plan produced by WABA (1999)
- Met Branch Trail Final Environmental Assessment (March 2011)
- Met Branch Trail National Park Service Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) (July 2012)
- Met Branch Trail Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) (September 2011)
- Met Branch Trail Safety & Access Study (August 2015)
- Southbound Cue Sheet (July 2016)
- Northbound Cue Sheet (July 2016)
WABA’s advocacy is supported by your membership dollars. Join or donate to WABA today to help advance our advocacy work, including advocating for a better Metropolitan Branch Trail.
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