Asset Category: Support Facilities
In addition to its rail stations, parking facilities, bus garages and rail yards, Metro owns and maintains support facilities that house administrative offices, training
r o o m s , r e v e n u e p r o c e s s i n g a c t i v i t i e s , m a t e r i a l s t o r a g e , p o l i c e w o r k a n d p r i n t
Customer/Demand – Support Facilities Needs by Project Type ($34.9 Million)
shops. While not highly visible to the public, Metro’s support facilities are critical f o r d e l i v e r i n g t r a n s i t s e r v i c e . S e v e r a l o f t h e s e f a c i l i t i e s a r e a t c a p a c i t y , s o e x p a n d e d
and new facilities are planned to support growing service demands. Over the next ten years, support facility capital needs include a new Metro Transit Police Depart- ment (MTPD) substation to serve the western-most part of Metro’s service area, including the Dulles Metrorail extension, and a police training facility. In order to
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new command center. Business support facility capital needs include an expan- sion of Metro’s revenue collection facility to serve new Dulles extension stations and improvements to the visitor management system at the Jackson Graham administration building.
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The figure to the left shows Metro’s Customer/Demand - Support Facilities needs ($34.9 million over the next 10 years) by project type. A brief description of each project type follows.
Police Facilities ($23.3 Million)
MetroAccess Operations Facility
Business Support Facilities
Metro Transit Police Department (MTPD) officers are responsible for providing law enforcement and public safety services on the Metrorail and Metrobus systems. The service area extends 1,500 square miles within Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. MTPD has an authorized strength of 458 sworn police of- ficers, 114 security special police and 4 armored vehicle guards. The Department is currently split into two patrol Districts, each covering one half of the system. A
third district serves Metro’s revenue collection operation. A fourth district will be established with the opening of the Dulles Metrorail extension.
While not highly visible to the public, Metro’s support facilities are critical for deliver- ing transit service. Several of these facilities are at capacity, so expanded and new facilities are planned to support growing service demands.
MTPD’s current facilities include administrative offices in the Jackson Graham building, two substations, and offices for the Department’s Special Operations bureau. The District 1 Substation is the Department’s newest facility (opened in 2007), and is located near the Fort Totten Metro station.
Metro plans to construct a new District 4 Substation to serve as a base for officers patrolling the new Dulles Metrorail extension and to cover increased Metrobus service in Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Montgomery counties. The substa- tion will accommodate officer training, administrative functions, crime scene search technicians, evidence storage, police interview rooms, locker rooms and restroom facilities.