Blue line extension announced

Now I see why the earlier news was out about car equivalence: an official announcement will be made Thursday about federal money for extension of the blue line. CBC is specifying the $1.3 billion is expected to cover a third of the cost.

Apropos of whether displacing 5000 cars is enough, or whatever: don’t forget that adding metro service to that part of town will have lots of other benefits, like making jobs and homes in the area more attractive. Over the years I’ve occasionally had a need to go to that part of town and it’s a pain to haul out there on the bus.