Summer 2017 Progress

  • Rosslyn and Georgetown business communities have pledged $60,000 toward the goal of $300,000 for the private sector contribution to the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) estimated cost of $1,000,000.
  • DC Council appropriated $250,000 to begin the EIS in FY18, placing the project in the office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED).
  • The Georgetown BID Board committed $100,000 to the EIS and is working to secure an additional $100,000 from other Georgetown sources.
  • DMPED is reviewing a draft MOA prepared by the project team to guide the process, including the EIS and consideration of a DC landing site. Signatories will be DMPED, the Federal City Council (FCC), Georgetown University, and the Georgetown BID.
  • Georgetown University arranged a meeting with the US House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee staff, who agreed to connect us with Federal Transit Administration (FTA) staff to discuss potential funding and the FTA as the environmental lead agency for the project.