Georgetown is a neighborhood loaded with history and meaning. It’s just never been loaded with a Metro station.
Over the years, city officials have made all kinds of excuses. Maybe it’s true that the incline from the river up to M St. is too steep for a train, so there isn’t a Georgetown stop on the orange and blue lines. Maybe the old chattering class wisdom about racist residents in the 1970s blocking construction is true too.
The only thing that’s for sure is that traffic in Georgetown is a bitch, and there’s never anywhere to park. Especially not on the adorable little cobblestone streets that the tourists love taking pictures of. The circulator is cute, but it doesn’t get the job done, and don’t even mention the 30 buses. All we’re really saying is, before you support any more regime change abroad, how about a little transit change on 34th St?
But with Metro traffic slated to double in the next 20 years, officials are finally hinting at some expansion plan. Rumor has it that the blue line might split to include not one, but two Georgetown stops. These days, we know it’s hard to scrape up a few spare billions for the construction.
But consider our Georgetown shirt an open letter to the “salons of Georgetown” that have been debating global issues since the revolution: your neighborhood needs a train station.