Category Archives: Transportation

Metro’s Problems Will Not Be Solved With Less Democracy

While there are issues with the WMATA board, Roy LaHood‘s and Maryland Governor Paul Hogan’s joint offensive to remove elected officials from the WMATA board is really stupid. Not only will that not do much to solve the non-existent problem … Continue reading

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What Hogan Taketh Away, He Returneth

In today’s installment of our semi-regular series, “How are area politicians fucking up the D.C. Metro system this week?”, we find that Maryland’s Republican governor, Paul Hogan, after privately going so far as to argue that one line of the … Continue reading

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Why Blue States Need To Stop Electing Red Governors: The Metro Edition

Someone leaked a private, off-the-record discussion about funding the D.C. Metro, and it doesn’t make Maryland Governor Paul Hogan look good (boldface mine): Contrary to the public display of goodwill for the media after a closed-door meeting last week, the … Continue reading

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The Parking Tax

This piece on the costs of parking a car is mind boggling (boldface mine): Owning a car is not cheap — and in addition to insurance, gas and parking fees, there is a hidden cost: time spent driving around while … Continue reading

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DC Metro Finds A New Way To Provide Poor Service

Ugh (boldface mine): Red, Orange, Silver, and Blue Line riders might have much longer commutes beginning this week. There’s a new, 35 mile per hour speed restriction in place between Medical Center and Union Station, and between Rosslyn and the … Continue reading

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A General Lesson From A Street In D.C.’s Adams-Morgan

A few weeks, there was a really awful car-pedestrian collision in Adams-Morgan, D.C. As a result, there have been calls to close part of 18th Street NW to through traffic (boldface mine): In early June, a motorist on 18th Street … Continue reading

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Will Electric Cars Be The Way We Destroy The Walkability Of Cities For The 21st Century?

It sure looks that way (boldface mine): Automakers and tech companies are pushing a bill through Congress that would handcuff local governments’ ability to regulate self-driving vehicles on city streets. Now city transportation officials are demanding a role in drafting … Continue reading

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