JOIN the Coalition To Advocate For This Project
What is it?
The Georgetown-Rosslyn Gondola Coalition is a group of diverse organizations that support improving public transit to under-served areas; access to Georgetown’s jobs for the region’s workforce; congestion relief; and pollution reduction. The Coalition advocates for the further study, development, and preservation of potential sites for an aerial gondola between the Rosslyn Metro Station and Georgetown. The coalition goal is to secure support from DC, Virginia, regional and congressional leaders, and local, state, regional and federal regulatory bodies, to approve and fund the gondola project.
Who are the Coalition members?
Federal City Council
Prospect Street Homeowners
Institute for Market Transformation
Monumental Sports & Entertainment
DC Sustainable Transportation
Greater Greater Washington
Coalition for Smarter Growth
Why should you join?
Georgetown is the largest employment center in the Capital region that does not have a Metro station. Between the university, hospital and commercial district, Georgetown supports more than 21,000 jobs.
The gondola would significantly expand the 30-minute transit shed to Georgetown jobs while inducing transit ridership. The feasibility study projected that it would carry 6,500 people per day and have a lower capital cost than other fixed guideway transit options, and a lower subsidy per ride than any other transit offered in the region.
On the other side of the river, Rosslyn is one of the largest employment and transit centers in the region. It has a worker population of 25,000 and over 1,000 businesses, representing some of the region's largest companies. It also has a growing residential population. Today, there are nearly 14,000 people who rent or own in Rosslyn and by 2021 the neighborhood expects to have over 15,200 residents. In the coming decade transit connections for these workers and residents will be more important than ever.
We hope your organization will add its name to the Georgetown-Rosslyn Gondola Coalition. To learn more, contact Will Handsfield at firstname.lastname@example.org