Category Archives: Transportation

Senate Democrats Propose Good Infrastructure Bill, But Here’s How You Sell It

So the Democrats recently proposed a good infrastructure bill. Here are some of the highlights (boldface mine): On Tuesday, Democrats led by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) unveiled a proposal to spend $1 trillion over the next 10 years to repair … Continue reading

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This Metro Problem Has Nothing To Do With ‘Unions’

And everything to do with managers. While it’s almost always a bad idea to read the comment sections of local news blog, when I foolishly do read them about Metro, inevitably the idea that Metro employees are paid too much … Continue reading

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Disturbing, if true!

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Metro: What We Have Here Is A Failure To Communicate

Since Saturday is Unofficial Rant About the D.C. Metro day, we bring you this heartwarming tale about Metro’s spectacular performance. HA! We make the funny (boldface mine): It was May 6. More than 100 Metro track workers and inspectors gathered … Continue reading

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Speed Kills

And I’m not talking about meth. Edward Humes has some pretty radical ideas for dealing with the U.S.’s out-of-control vehicle killings (boldface mine): In terms of public health, the National Safety Council’s data on car crashes showed that in 2015, … Continue reading

Posted in Public Health, Transportation | 6 Comments

The Failure Of Governance Of D.C.’s Metro Rolls On

Once again, D.C. Metro is facing a failure of governance–and it’s not just Metro’s management, but the unwillingness of regional politicians to spend the needed money on the system. As a consequence, Metro, rather than transforming itself into a mass … Continue reading

Posted in DC, I For One Welcome Our Austerity Overlords, Transportation, We're Really Fucked

If We Didn’t Have So Many Murders, We Would Realize How Dangerous Our Roads Are

The third week of August was not a good week for pedestrians in D.C.: two pedestrians were killed by people driving cars. By comparison, only one person was murdered. We’ll return to D.C. in a moment. Nationally, here’s the annual … Continue reading

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