This podcast episode originally appeared on September 28 2021, published by the Wash.
A proposed extension to Metro’s Blue Line could bring Buzzard Point its own metro stop, giving a much-needed boost to the area as it continues to undergo a major transformation into a business and economic hub.
WMATA Finance and Capital committee announced the proposed extension on Sept. 9 during a meeting.
The extension is an update to a two-year study commissioned by WMATA pre-pandemic to examine the capacity and reliability of the Blue, Orange, and Silver lines.
The proposal suggested an extension of the Blue Line through several new stations, including Georgetown, then passing through Buzzard Point over to the National Harbor then to Virginia.
The proposal is estimated to cost between $20-25 billion to build and between $175 -200 million annually to operate, but the project would still need to be approved by WMATA’s board and D.C.