Tyson’s Metrorail (Washington Metrorail)
Going by another name as the Silver Line, it derives its name from the meticulous nature of its planning on the project maps. It is an expansion of the Washington Metro rapid transit system connecting Dulles International Airport and Tyson’s Corner. It will be made up of twenty-nine stations that will extend from Loudon County, Virginia to Stadium-Armory which is in Washington D.C, in the U.S.The extension of the line will be a remarkable thirty seven kilometers and it will cost the taxpayers a whooping $6.8 billion. (Joachim Schneider 2003)
It will enhance upgraded unlimited accessibility to Udvar-Hazy Cente.The Metro rail will commence from Dulles Access Road then pass through Virgin Route 123.Down the west of Route 123, there will be two more halts that will cater for Capitol One .Down the track, there is a tunnel that comes out of Virgin Route 7.From there, it joins with the Dulles Access Road and it ends at the airport. Upon reaching the airport, the Metrorail will enter another underground track (tunnel) that will pursue the driveway of the arrivals situated near the terminal. From there, it will exit in close proximity to the airport hotel and easily affordable parking lots then going up North to the major landing strips. The ultimate halts at the Dulles Greenway will cater for the residents of Ashburn Area. There will be buses to boost the users of the area. The Tysons Collidor trains will turn around the course that uses the D98 pocket track east of the Stadium Armory stop. The track will open in two segments. Phase one will have 18.7 kilometers and it will cater for the needs of the residents in Arlington, Virginia and it is scheduled to be opened in the year 2013.Phase two will have 18.5 kilometers and it will cater for the travelers to the airport and the London County. It is scheduled to be opened come the year 2016.
According to a study, the rail could met financially through: fare box proceeds, benefit-assessments applied to passengers using the airport and toll users, let out and development of nationally (federally) owned land around the airport, and lastly and not the least, the special benefit assessment districts within the suggested stations.
Financing :Initially, the financial plan was to get a 50-cent toll increment on the Dulles Toll Road to offer the financial muscle namely(25 cents at the access ramp plazas and 25 cents from the main plaza).The increment in the proposed project costs were got as a end result in the MWAA Board recommending an increment in surcharges and they were made on an increment of double on both sides(that is an increment of 50 cents at either of the two plazas, both the main and the ramp)Come in the year 2011 and 2012, they are yet set to be increased an increment of 25 cents in the main-plazas. The MWAA 52.6 in percentages the share of the proposed $5.25 billions both in phases one and two of which are to pay the $220 million loan that the project will have incurred come the year 2020.
The Tyson’s Metrorail will lead to increased congestion on the road because a large number of people won’t walk. The reason behind is that even if the new system is completed people will not opt to walk to work because of a lack of clean environment. There is an apparent building of the many buildings in the Broadlands which are single-family homes. Still there are no trade and service alternatives that many people require which means that people will have to use their cars to get at any place.
The property tax revenue will be increased if at all the project is to succeed. On the contrary, Dulles Corridors level of employment will escalate to 63 percentage for a period of the next two decades. Come the year 2025, the level of population will have escalated by an astonishing rate of 150 in percentages.
The project, once completed, will be an advantage for travelers with luggage as it will save them the 1,150 feet that they would trek so as to access the aboveground station and who wait in steamy Washington summers or icy winter winds after enduring long overseas flights.
The new Tyson’s Express Bus Service that will be the route from Loudoun to Tyson’s Corner will be a very great advantage to the commuters as they will avoid the traffic snarl-up as the construction of the Metrorail goes on. (Joachim Schneider, 2003)
The cost of construction is enormous.
The cost of flooding and the income underperformance.
In such public dominated spaces such as it will be after the completion if the Tyson’s Corridor,it will boost the rise of security concerns.There will be crimes among them luggage stealing and even pick pocketing .There may some serious crimes that may even attribute use of violence.To boost the security, there will be job opportunities such as for security guards.
On the other side, the Tyson’s Metrorail system will allow a huge number of passengers and it will minimize the land that is used by the motorway. There will be minimum environmental impact on the system. If there is underground ways, people tend to go on with their daily basis and the land on which they would be occupying that is very expensive is put into proper use. The city is left with enough space to expand with no physical hindrances. Motor systems tend to lessen the value of the near residential land cost and if a quick and reliable commuting station will enhance business and housing development since there will be many constructions that will be in the long run be used as places of work and residential blocks.
To avoid those people that like freebies, mostly of whom like travelling without paying, there will be job opportunities for people who will be conductors.
During terrorist attacks, many people are known to have their lives cut short at such much crowded places because if bombs are detonated at such places there is a big impact and there tend to be much casuality.Underground systems are important in such that they empty the traffic snarl-ups from the central business district paving valuable land that could be used to build constructions or put into much important uses.
The companies may realize quick profits as they attach passengers by utilizing a low amount of money of hygiene, admissibility, gloss architecture and the level of security.”No one had an insight that the Beltway was to become Washington’s Main Street or that a major airport, Dulles Airport, would be built only a few miles to the West.Today, Tysons Corner boasts 31 million square feet of office space, ten hotels with 3,500 hotel rooms, six million of retail space and Tysons Galleria…Located at the eastern side it is home to one of the largest concentrations of innovative companies serving advanced government and corporate markets”(Ruche man L. 2009)
The motor systems are owned by the public and are powered by taxation and not by the money paid by the passengers.
Some big towns such as that in Hong Kong are powered by the retailing of land who’s the market cost has been pushed a notch higher by the building of such systems. The progress of the construction gives the planners of traffic, drivers and Tysons employers a headache: scratching their heads to figure out how they will transport approximately 100,000 employees from the place diversions and restricted accesses for the years till the project is over.
Once completed, the Metrorail will provide a cutting-edge, high-capacity travel system hence resulting in the savings of travelling duration.Similarly,it will put forward a practicable automobile travel and prop up upcoming transit –leaning upgrading the Tysons Corridor Metrorail.
To pave way for the construction of the project, trees are (and will be cut) as it is done in along the Dulles Connector Road near the crossing point with VA 1-66.The rail will enhance a “no transfer” ride from Dulles Airport up to central business district (C.B.D) and it will catalyze visualization of the places around the new rail stations.
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