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WMATA/Metro Unveils New Plan To Win Back Riders

And it doesn’t suck. Here’s what Metro is proposing: Extended frequent service. Trains would run at rush hour frequencies (every eight minutes) until 10 am instead of 9:30 am. In the evening, trains would run rush hour service until 8:30 … Continue reading

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“Metro Is A Public Service — Its Leaders Need To Run It Like One”

So says Greater Greater Washington, in pushing for riders (and others) to sign a petition echoing many of the themes I’ve written about D.C.’s public transportation system (boldface mine): Several members of Metro’s Board of Directors appear to have given … Continue reading

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Millenials Are Killing Metro

Which means they’re upset about crappy service, just like everyone else (boldface mine): Just as a new Metro study points to poor service as the key cause of its faltering ridership, an outside analysis paints a profile of the commuters … Continue reading

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What Is Wrong With D.C.’s Metro In One Tweet

Brought to you by veteran D.C. reporter Tom Sherwood: As alternatives to Metro proliferate, constricted Metro service adds to its irrelevance. It's mostly a commuter system now. Despite some reform efforts, its management/workforce/infrastructure is stuck in a 1970s view of … Continue reading

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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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In Houston, You Are Far More Likely To Be Killed By A Car Than A Person

This is true nationwide as well, but I digress. The Houston Chronicle observes (boldface mine): We drive past the crashes, numbed to their frequency, by how they add up. But they do: 640 people a year die on Houston-area roads, … Continue reading

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