Category Archives: Transportation

At Long Last, The Dupont Circle Metro Station Nightmare Is Over

Or maybe not: The chillers, which use water to help cool air pumped into the stations, stopped working last summer due to leaks in a 40-year-old pipe that feeds water into the system. Metro originally estimated it would repair those … Continue reading

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If You’re A Driver, Mass Transit Helps You: The SafeTrack Edition

I’ve noted before that mass transit matters to people who never use it, since it removes potential drivers from the roads. If there is any silver lining to the ongoing clusterfuck known as D.C. Metro’s SafeTrack repair plan, it is … Continue reading

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Vote For Minor Metro Improvements

Over at GreaterGreaterWashington, there’s an online poll for what minor–that is, inexpensive–fixes could Metro make to be better. If you’re a Metro user, you might want to vote.

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Metro And Mismanagement

While it’s easy to focus on horrible employees of the D.C. Metro (and the awful ones should be fired), many of the problems stem from horrible mismanagement–or the lack of any management at all. The FTA just released a(nother) scathing … Continue reading

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Metro, Triumphantly Moving Forward, Will Dramatically Cut Service

So I’m not even going to mention that not only hasn’t Metro fixed the cooling system at Dupont Circle and Farragut North (or that they now can’t even offer an estimate of when it will be fixed). Oops I kinda … Continue reading

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More Metro Failure

Good thing it will be 100˚F on Monday: When will chilled air flow in Metro’s Dupont Circle and Farragut North stations? Not any time soon, it seems. That’s because the transit agency has again pushed back repairs of the “chillers” … Continue reading

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GM Wiedefeld’s Credibility Just Took A Hit

Not promising. And not cool. Last year, the cooling system in the Dupont Circle Metro station broke, and I noted that the response was, well, questionable: …part of me thinks August 1st is the ‘date’ equivalent of a base ten … Continue reading

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