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Today's Read: A Weekend of Transportation Stories

This is "In Case You Missed it Monday." Here are the transportation stories and columns that appeared in The Post over the weekend.

Moving Older Rail Cars: It was a big deal to redistribute all the old 1000 Series rail cars after the June 22 Red Line crash so that they would be in the middle of the trains. But it wasn't clear this would make riders any safer, and it still isn't, as Joe Stephens and Lena H. Sun wrote on Sunday.

Pricey Trip On ICC: At its high end, the per-mile toll rate proposed for the Intercounty Connector would be among the nation's highest. (Katherine Shaver)

Trapped in Station: A handful of Metrorail passengers found themselves trapped inside Van Dorn Station in Alexandria early Friday morning as they waited for Metro Transit Police to unlock the exit.

Blogger Takes on Transit: Mr. Unsuck specializes in day-to-day annoyances, including train delays, unsafe bus turns and broken Farecard machines. (Robert McCartney)

Dr. Gridlock: In my Sunday column, a reader and I discuss what we should do to ease traffic congestion. (Robert Thomson)

Join me at noon today for our weekly online discussion of all our local transportation topics. Here's the link to join the chat. Use this one if you'd like to submit a question or comment in advance.

By Robert Thomson  |  September 28, 2009; 9:11 AM ET
Categories:  Commuting , Driving , Metro , transit  | Tags: Dr. Gridock, Today's Read  
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Thanks to today's Post, I think I have the answer to why I ran into problems with the S2 bus route on Sunday. Today's Metro section has a feature on Fiesta DC, which takes place in Mount Pleasant. It's been my experience that any sort of event, planned or unplanned, special or otherwise -- e.g., DC recycling day at the Carter-Barron, festivals in Mount Pleasant, races, fires or collisions -- basically puts an end to normal traffic flow on 16th Street. It's sort of like the princess and the pea: Introduce another element to the mattress and nothing works anymore.

Posted by: AnotherHagman | September 28, 2009 10:22 AM | Report abuse

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