Essays on Dulles Transit Extension Case Study

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The paper 'Dulles Transit Extension' is a great example of a Management Case Study. Dulles Transit Extension is among the well-known projects that have received great attention from the media because of its socio-economic impact. It is also known as the Silver Line. The majority of the residents living in Washington most of the time they tend to avoid taking flights in the Dulles International Airport which is located around 20 miles from the town because of various reasons. Some of these reasons include; there are no metro rails connecting the airport to the town and also trekking to the Dulles Airport requires an individual to incur an expensive taxi for transport.

However, very soon this attitude of the residents will change due to the completion of the Silver Line that will connect Washington town to the Dulles Airport (Hess, Taylor and Yoh, 2005). In addition, apart from connecting the airport to the other parts of the downtown, the Silver Line also assists in the reduction of traffic congestion in the Beltway. This essay involves discussions and evaluation of the Dulles Transit Extension project. Project Vision/Mission The mission and vision of Dulles Transit Extension are to improve transport and communication.

The Silver Line has got two major goals, whereby the first one is to connect the town of Washington by a rail to the Dulles Airport. The second goal for the Silver Line is to foster urban development in Tyson to reduce much reliance on highway traffic. Moreover, the Silver Line can develop public access to the Hazy center which is a National Air Museum that is located next to the Dulles Airport.

However, unlike the other segments found in the Metrorail system that was developed by the Transit Authority of Washington, the Line was constructed by the Airport Authority of Washington but operated by the Transit Authority (Glickenstein, 2014). The initial phase of this project received 43% federal funding, 28% funds from the special tax and the rest amount was funded by the Airport itself. In addition, the funding of the second phase of the project has to be shared among Fairfax County and Loudoun County. Project Aims and Objectives The Dulles Transit Extension project enhances the transport network by connecting people from different regions to the airport.

Even though the Silver Line was initially planned to end at the Stadium-Armory, this plan was changed in the year 2012 whereby the Silver Line was now made to terminate at the center of the Largo Town. This plan was changed because the pocket track of the Stadium-Armory was too short hence trains were unable to turn around. The Silver Line followed the Orange Line track and the Blue Line track, and proceeded through the Arlington and Branched eastward of the church station of West Falls.

Moreover, along with the Silver Line five new stations would be established, and also pedestrian bridges would be constructed above the highway. For instance, the Herndon Station is planned to be constructed in the Silver Line with ramps connecting to the Dulles Road (Regimbal, 2012). Moreover, the recent plan of the Silver Line is that after reaching the Dulles International Airport the line track will enter into a tunnel up to the station which is located near to the terminal.

Besides, the final stops on the Silver Line would be at the Dulles Greenway median.

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