Will Metro’s Woes Affect Where You Live?

by UrbanTurf Staff

Will Metro's Woes Affect Where You Live?: Figure 1

The operating issues that have plagued Metro trains in recent years have been a constant thorn in the side of regular riders. From arcing insulators to derailments to frequent delays, the reliability of the region’s Metro system is called into question on an almost daily basis.

Now, extreme measures are being taken in order to resolve these problems. Under the SafeTrack plan, wide-ranging maintenance will include shutting down segments of train lines for extended periods.

Given the weight that home buyers and renters place on being in close proximity to Metro, UrbanTurf decided to poll its readers to see if the latest woes and planned maintenance will affect where they decide to live.

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/will_metros_woes_affect_where_you_live/11208


  1. DCRE Guy said at 11:37 pm on Monday May 9, 2016:
    The poll question is really poorly worded. All problems are temporary if you don't specify a time frame. The metro-proximity premium will continue to exist, but the neighborhoods around the farther-out stations will definitely suffer short term setbacks if, for example, the orange line was shut down for a year. C'mon urban turf be more careful!
  1. Matt said at 2:04 pm on Tuesday May 10, 2016:
    Also, there should be an N/A option because for many, proximity to metro has little to no impact on where they choose to live.

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