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Posted at 1:23 PM ET, 03/ 7/2011

Your questions: ICC, poles and potholes

By Mark Berman
Mark Berman

In his weekly Monday-at-noon live online chat, Dr. Gridlock answered a smattering of questions from readers on the newly-opened Intercounty Connector; on Orange Line delays; rail-car design, including support for standees and germ protection for sitters; the cherry blossom festival; and transit-accessible housing.

By Mark Berman  | March 7, 2011; 1:23 PM ET
Categories:  Orange Line  | Tags:  Intercounty Connector  
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Regarding the question of the slow speed between Ballston and East Falls Church during the chat, I do not think it was due to the trains bunching up during rush hour. The extremely slow speed occurred even at 9:30 pm on Thursday night. On Friday, the train got to Ballston about 4:57 pm and I missed the 5:11 pm bus at East Falls Church because the train went so slow. I got a Metro alert on Friday night about a track problem and then one about single tracking between Claredon and East Falls Church over the weekend. So something more than bunching of trains during rush hour was up.

Posted by: NovaCath | March 7, 2011 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Check out the ICC web cams. Almost the start of afternoon rush hour and the ICC is nearly empty. What a complete failure!

Posted by: wbbradb | March 7, 2011 3:48 PM | Report abuse

So if there was bumper to bumper traffic and no one could get anywhere, that would be success?

Posted by: thetan | March 7, 2011 4:08 PM | Report abuse

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