Category Archives: DC

Fairness And D.C.’s Traffic Fines

Last week, the Washington City Paper ran a story about D.C.’s speeding cameras that implied and argued that D.C. is using them to generate reveunue (it accounts for about 1.3% of D.C.’s gross revenues). There are some problems with D.C.’s … Continue reading

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Oddly Enough, Bad Service Leads To Less Mass Transit Use

While the Washington Post seems to harp on the payment of $460,000 to consultants to point out the obvious*, those involved with the governance of Metro (such as it is), D.C.’s mass transit, might actually be getting it (boldface mine): … Continue reading

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U.S. Mass Transit Needs To Stop Focusing Only On Commuting

Obviously, a fair amount of traveling in the U.S. involves the daily work commute. But U.S. mass transit, in city after city, focuses too much on commuting. This is the end result (boldface mine): One hundred years ago, the United … Continue reading

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Pistil And Stamen

Observed on S Street NW, between 18th and 19th, Dupont Circle, D.C.:

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Sarah And Oprah

Observed on 14th Street NW, between R and S, Logan Circle, D.C.:

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D.C.’s Initiative 77 Just Became Even More Relevant

During the D.C. primary election this June, D.C. voters approved Initiative 77 which would raise the minimum wage for tipped workers (restaurant and non-restaurant) to $15/hour by 2026. It was more popular in lower-income and non-white areas, and did not … Continue reading

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Bad Service Leads To Low Ridership: The Orange Line Edition

It’s pretty clear that D.C. Metro’s horrible weekend service has led to a massive decline in weekend ridership–and it accounts for a disproportionate amount of the total loss in riders since the beginning of SafeTrack, WMATA’s attempt to repair the … Continue reading

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