Take My Metro, Please?

The Washington Post has started a series of 4 article covering our sometimes beloved Metro rail system, covering all the foibles of the system, from mismanagement to car problems to my favorite: Escalator “repair”:

And a $93 million project to renovate 178 escalators has managed to make many of them worse. More than a third have been breaking down more often than they did before, a Washington Post analysis of Metro statistics shows.

Definitely required reading for anyone who takes the Metro all the time or just once in a while.

Update: Metro has responded to their initial story, and the Washington Post has posted their second article on the Metro, this time about Safety Warnings Gone Ignored.

5 Comments so far

  1. sam (unregistered) on June 5th, 2005 @ 3:39 pm

    that wasnt in the post! that was in that free express magazine!


  2. SteveK (unregistered) on June 5th, 2005 @ 11:51 pm

    Remember, kids…

    http://www.bugmenot.com/view.php?url=washingtonpost.com

    Definately had 4+ pages devoted to it in today’s Post, Main section. I am a little surprised to see the amount of money counties in MD are contributing to Metro compared to NoVA. What’s going on there? The highest-amount in MD was nearly 2x of what Fairfax County contributed.


  3. SteveK (unregistered) on June 5th, 2005 @ 11:53 pm
  4. Tiff (unregistered) on June 6th, 2005 @ 11:13 am

    I would imagine, without sitting down to do any real calculations, that the discrepancy may have something to do with how many stations or riders there are in Fairfax county as opposed to the Maryland counties. My geography isn’t great, but I believe that the vast majority of the NoVa stations are in Arlington, Falls Church, and Alexandria, not Fairfax County.


  5. poker (unregistered) on October 1st, 2005 @ 4:25 pm

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