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Google Transit still 'very close'

WMATA CEO Richard Sarles said a launch of trip planning on Google Maps is "very close" but declined to give a specific timeline. This project has frustratingly remained "very close" for more than a year. A December e-mail from...

By David Alpert  | March 10, 2011; 2:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Dotted lines on Metro's changing map

Orange Line riders from West Falls Church to Rosslyn will get more trains, and Blue Line riders at Franconia-Springfield and Van Dorn Street will get more direct service into D.C. around June 2012, based on Metro's latest plans for...

By David Alpert  | March 7, 2011; 12:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The war against non-cars

The Washington Examiner's opinion section features five separate fusillades against transit, spending on transit, and the entire idea, incomprehensible to the authors, that people can happily live their lives primarily getting around using transit and on foot and might...

By David Alpert  | March 3, 2011; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Why won't McDonnell push to protect Metro?

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell repeatedly dodged questions yesterday about why he isn't lobbying his fellow Republicans to save the funds for Metro's safety repairs. He also showed a surprising ignorance of basic facts like whether WMATA has a permanent...

By David Alpert  | February 23, 2011; 2:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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HOT lanes: Don't fence us in

One reason that Arlingtonians and Alexandrians are unhappy with The Post editorial board's relentless drumbeat to widen highways in those jurisdictions ["Arlington County wins a battle over HOT lanes but may lose a war," Feb. 10] is that they already...

By Peter Harnik, Arlington  | February 21, 2011; 7:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Another 'railroad to ruin'

Thank you for the thoughtful and powerful Feb. 17 editorial "A railroad to ruin," about the dangers of wasting scarce funds on rail projects that need subsidies to get built, subsidies to operate and subsidies to maintain - forever. Please...

By Ronald K. Henry, Vienna  | February 20, 2011; 8:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Older Entries in This Category »

What's O'Malley thinking on Metro's board?, David Alpert , February 17, 2011
McDonnell MIA on Metro funding, David Alpert , February 16, 2011
House Dems come to defense of Metro and D.C. , Aaron Morrissey , February 15, 2011
Late-night Metro: A life saver?, Adam Wenner, Bethesda , February 15, 2011
Late-night Metro maintenance, Dan Malouff , February 11, 2011
WMATA board won't stop bag searches, David Alpert , February 10, 2011
How Sarles can leave his mark on Metro, David Alpert , January 29, 2011
Lines drawn over McDonnell's transportation plan, Peter Galuszka , January 27, 2011
Overcoming the bystander effect, Peter Bloom, Alexandria , January 24, 2011
Parking innovation at Metro, David Alpert , January 24, 2011
Why my Metro assault is a problem for all of us, Allen Haywood, Washington , January 21, 2011
A flawed report on traffic congestion, David Alpert , January 21, 2011
Smooth rides on Metro, Joel Cohen, Arlington , January 18, 2011
A whole network is better than one line, Dan Malouff , January 13, 2011
Little-known infrastructure, Dan Malouff , January 11, 2011
Cast as a walk-on in 'security theater', Neil Spiller, Silver Spring , January 8, 2011
Out in the cold at Metro headquarters, William J. Camarinos, Alexandria , January 7, 2011
Year in review: Metro sliding backward, Donavan M. Wilson, Germantown , December 27, 2010
What Metro can learn from Delhi, Subhash Vohra, Falls Church , December 21, 2010
Lost in the haze at Metro Center, David Bates, Takoma Park , December 19, 2010
The Metro system: Flawed to the core, Bryan Catalano, Bethesda , December 17, 2010
No foul play in Ward 5 development project, Harry Thomas Jr., Washington , December 15, 2010
This train might move ... eventually, Kevin McCormally, Washington , December 15, 2010
A bike-friendlier Metro system, David Alpert , December 6, 2010
No manners on Metro, Jack Purdy, Baltimore , November 25, 2010
Govs, Gray on Board of Trade's bandwagon?, David Alpert , November 24, 2010
Metro's biggest problem: Not putting safety first, James Potts, Fort Washington , November 22, 2010
Walt Whitman of the escalators, Gray Pedersen, Washington , November 19, 2010
Serious fixes for WMATA (cont'd): Bring in the CEO, David Alpert , November 16, 2010
Top 10 bus paint jobs, Dan Malouff , November 15, 2010
The sound of Metro getting older, Mark Thompson, Kensington , November 14, 2010
One way to get more working escalators, Edward Steinhouse, Columbia , November 14, 2010
Signs your escalator won't be fixed anytime soon, Paul Foldi, Bethesda , November 12, 2010
Why was there no consideration of the Silver Line's security?, Randy Atkins, Vienna , November 10, 2010
Metrobuses can talk, but can they save lives?, Aaron Morrissey , November 10, 2010
Ride-On's bad attitude, Keith Berner , November 8, 2010
Overreactions starting to nonexistent Metro plot, David Alpert , October 29, 2010
Silver Line names that mean something, washingtonpost.com editors , October 22, 2010
Next stop on Metro: Roto-Rooter Station, washingtonpost.com editors , October 22, 2010
I saw it. I said it. Metro didn't care., washingtonpost.com editors , October 20, 2010
SmarTrip reform discussion tabled ... again, Aaron Morrissey , October 14, 2010
McDonnell still pushing for WMATA seats, David Alpert , October 5, 2010
Slashes keep creeping into Metro's station names, Aaron Morrissey , September 20, 2010
Is Phase Two of Dulles Metro the right investment?, Dan Malouff , September 16, 2010
A law that protects people, not pets, Donald L. Kahl , September 9, 2010
The mosquito bite we can't resist scratching, Aaron Morrissey , September 7, 2010
Defending the Gallery Place 'Mosquito', washingtonpost.com editors , September 5, 2010
WMATA's options on SmarTrip negative balances, David Alpert , September 2, 2010
Stop treating teenagers like insects, Dan Malouff , September 1, 2010
Sen. Coburn, let the Metro bill proceed, washingtonpost.com editors , August 20, 2010
The disingenuous senator from Oklahoma, Dan Malouff , August 17, 2010
Why I put a hold on the Metro oversight bill, washingtonpost.com editors , August 16, 2010
Why I miss Metro board meetings, washingtonpost.com editors , August 15, 2010
The youth brawl and Metro miseries, washingtonpost.com editors , August 10, 2010
One 'shutterbug' who faults Metro, washingtonpost.com editors , July 28, 2010
Why doesn't Metro post MTPD's phone number?, David Alpert , July 14, 2010
Metro dodges the death spiral, Dan Malouff , June 24, 2010
Is The Post too negative on Metro?, washingtonpost.com editors , June 23, 2010
Virginia must keep its Metro funding pledge, washingtonpost.com editors , June 22, 2010
A hold-your-nose commute from Takoma, washingtonpost.com editors , June 16, 2010
Crossing Route 7 will mean long waits in Tysons, washingtonpost.com editors , June 14, 2010
Shouldn't "we" have a say in WMATA's future?, David Alpert , June 11, 2010
Where is the bus?, washingtonpost.com editors , June 2, 2010
Too plugged in to connect? , washingtonpost.com editors , June 1, 2010
Metro miseries, washingtonpost.com editors , May 31, 2010
Streetcars on D.C. memory lane, Peter Galuszka , May 26, 2010
Metro isn't the NYC subway, Part 2, David Alpert , May 26, 2010
Metro isn't the NYC subway, Part 1, David Alpert , May 25, 2010
A slimmer senior discount on Metro, washingtonpost.com editors , May 17, 2010
What the ICC hath wrought, washingtonpost.com editors , May 3, 2010
A core-only, peak-of-the-peak Metro fare?, washingtonpost.com editors , May 3, 2010
Fare hike loses more riders than necessary, Washington Post editors , April 28, 2010
At WMATA, a distinction that makes a difference, Washington Post editors , April 26, 2010
Off Metrobus, back
into Mom's car?
, washingtonpost.com editors , April 19, 2010
How about 'wireless' light rail?, washingtonpost.com editors , April 9, 2010
Metrorail cuts: the downside, Vince Rinehart , April 2, 2010
Spread out, Uncle Sam, washingtonpost.com editors , March 28, 2010
Metro makes an impression, washingtonpost.com editors , March 26, 2010
A life lost when a Metro escalator failed, washingtonpost.com editors , March 24, 2010
One thing Metro could get right, washingtonpost.com editors , March 17, 2010
Metro escalators: Steps in the wrong direction, washingtonpost.com editors , February 5, 2010
Metro's Bethesda Station: Bring your climbing gear, washingtonpost.com editors , February 4, 2010
A safe, affordable and high-quality Metro system, washingtonpost.com editors , January 25, 2010
Two Metro money-raisers, washingtonpost.com editors , January 13, 2010
Demand pricing isn't right for Metro, washingtonpost.com editors , January 12, 2010
A $40 million crisis Metro can’t afford to waste, washingtonpost.com editors , January 8, 2010
Why Metro deserves its federal boost , washingtonpost.com editors , December 24, 2009
Step back, doors closing -- sucker!, washingtonpost.com editors , December 18, 2009
Beating Metro on my bike, washingtonpost.com editors , October 29, 2009
Cellphones, sure. But about those announcements?, washingtonpost.com editors , October 27, 2009
Metrorail to Dulles: Why So Slow? , washingtonpost.com editors , September 24, 2009
Red Line Blues, washingtonpost.com editors , September 18, 2009
Stopping Metrorail Suicides, washingtonpost.com editors , August 19, 2009
The Safeguard Metro Missed, Vince Rinehart , July 17, 2009
Where Metro Could Find Revenue, Marisa Katz , July 12, 2009
Where Metro and a Federal Agency Fell Short, Stephen Stromberg , July 3, 2009
Working to Make Metro Safer, Stephen Stromberg , July 3, 2009
Give Metro's Buskers a Break, Marisa Katz , May 8, 2009
One Nickel for a Better Metro, Gina Acosta , March 23, 2009
Build the Purple Line, Then Bury It, Gina Acosta , March 10, 2009
Sorry, But I Don't Feel Sorry for Metro, Gina Acosta , March 3, 2009
Metro: Inaugural Champion, Economic Casualty?, Gina Acosta , January 28, 2009
 
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