Berliner Releases Statement on Red Line
Councilmember Roger Berliner, Chairman of the Montgomery County Council’s Transportation Committee, this afternoon (Aug. 26) conferred with WMATA’s Acting General Manager regarding press reports involving potential closure of a key segment of the Red Line.
Councilmember Berliner’s statement follows:
“After consulting with WMATA’s Acting General Manager, I am satisfied that WMATA will explore all options in seeking to address the problem of water infiltration on the Red Line. I stressed that closure of the system would be damaging to our County and to Metro ridership. WMATA officials indicated that the study of alternatives will not be concluded for five-to-six months, that the agency plans to bring in experts from around the world to review their assessment and that any work that may be required will not commence for two years at least. Importantly, WMATA also is committed to working with our County and all affected stakeholders before reaching a final decision.”