Category Archives: Metro

The porous Potomac


Couldn’t help but snap a picture of these two U.S. Border Patrol agents who crossed under the Potomac from D.C. to Virginia with me. Lord knows what sort of apprehension mission they were on; hopefully trying to prevent unwanted Virginians … Continue reading

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Metrorail/MARTA comparison: Ridiculous


Another one from the files of “readers who should have thought twice before sending a letter to editor at the Washington Post” (Previous take-down: Tourists complaining about the Metro). Honest query: Do editors run these letters ironically or because they … Continue reading

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Move further away to avoid traffic


File the above advertisement under ridiculous. Trying to entice Metro commuters to live in West Virgina — who conceivably would work in the D.C. area if they are riding the Metro — the state puts forth this message: “Less traffic … Continue reading

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The Rosslyn designated smoking area


Riding the Metro and feeling the pangs of a nicotine fix? No fear Orange and Blue line riders, the solution can’t be too far away; just head to Rosslyn. There, the¬†architecture¬†of the indoor/outdoor station works in concert with people rippin’ … Continue reading

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If you can’t take the heat, get off the Metro


One way to snarkily write this post would be to sum up Metro’s service in sweltering weather with one word: Poor. But in reality, just like every operation, Metro is filled with both good and bad/terrible/useless employees. Consider today’s rush-hour … Continue reading

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The Coors Light rail system


What does my four-times-a-week Metro commute have in common with the Coors Light Silver Bullet train? Not much. This NBA playoffs, that cool refreshing locomotive is motoring its way into every broadcast. Usually the bullet train subs in for some … Continue reading

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Is a 90-minute transit commute really a benchmark to shoot for?


A Brookings report says that the D.C. area is ranked 17th on America’s list of of systems by accessibility. Immediately easy to dispel a report that ranks New York’s as the 13th-best. Have you seen the subway? It’s the 10th … Continue reading

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