Category Archives: Transportation

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

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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

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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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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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