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    "Occupy Transit!" That’s the message Metro unions and other transit workers had this morning at Farragut Square in Washington, D.C. Governments all around the country, they contend, need to fund buses, trains, and light rail more than we have before. They’re allying with the Occupy movement to spread the message.
Read more about the rally here and see photos here.

    "Occupy Transit!" That’s the message Metro unions and other transit workers had this morning at Farragut Square in Washington, D.C. Governments all around the country, they contend, need to fund buses, trains, and light rail more than we have before. They’re allying with the Occupy movement to spread the message.

    Read more about the rally here and see photos here.

     
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    Transit you can eat.
     
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    D.C. Metro riders drop their pants yesterday afternoon for the No Pants Subway Ride, an international event orchestrated by Improv Everywhere. I joined them. See photos of the hilarity.

    D.C. Metro riders drop their pants yesterday afternoon for the No Pants Subway Ride, an international event orchestrated by Improv Everywhere. I joined them. See photos of the hilarity.

     
  4. We all stood there on the platform in shock, looking at the train sitting there, thinking to ourselves, ‘Someone is lying under that train, and there is nothing any of us can do about it.’
    — A D.C. Metro rider moments after realizing his morning Metro Blue Line train had struck and killed a suicidal rider in the early hours of Friday, Jan. 6. 
     
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    See photos and video of North Korea’s strange, colorful Metro system in Pyongyang. It’s been around since 1973. 

    See photos and video of North Korea’s strange, colorful Metro system in Pyongyang. It’s been around since 1973. 

     
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    WMATA announcer on the metro yesterday.  Why can’t they all be like this?!

    Amazing Metro train conductor on the Orange Line. I wrote about this WMATA employee recently here

     
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    Santa Claus has no love for Metrobus. No reindeer and a sleigh full of glum Washington, D.C. commuters? Welcome to Christmas in the capital.

    Santa Claus has no love for Metrobus. No reindeer and a sleigh full of glum Washington, D.C. commuters? Welcome to Christmas in the capital.

     
  8. The evolution of the Internet has been a wild thing. Do you recall the websites of the mid-’90s? Here’s the first incarnation of website for D.C.’s Metro, which launched in May of 1996. I talked about how this website has evolved over its 15 years, with photos of the website then, in the early ’00s, and today, with a version that now looks much slicker than this initial one … and one that’s finally realized that good visuals draw people in more than giant blocks of text. The Internet has come a long way. 

    The evolution of the Internet has been a wild thing. Do you recall the websites of the mid-’90s? Here’s the first incarnation of website for D.C.’s Metro, which launched in May of 1996. I talked about how this website has evolved over its 15 years, with photos of the website then, in the early ’00s, and today, with a version that now looks much slicker than this initial one … and one that’s finally realized that good visuals draw people in more than giant blocks of text. The Internet has come a long way. 

     
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FAIL RAIL! This illustration by Brooke Hatfield is on the cover of our paper this week. It’s for a story about Dan Stessel, WMATA’s Twitter guru. He wants to make D.C. fall back in love with the Metro.

Great cover story and very worth reading. 

    washingtoncitypaper:

    FAIL RAIL! This illustration by Brooke Hatfield is on the cover of our paper this week. It’s for a story about Dan Stessel, WMATA’s Twitter guru. He wants to make D.C. fall back in love with the Metro.

    Great cover story and very worth reading. 

     
  10. See inside the D.C. Metro’s official Lost and Found, which receives 3,500 items a month including keys, phones, luggage, dentures, and a toolbox. I visited last week and talk about it here, and we’ve also got 13 photos from Joshua Yospyn that help bring the grim Hyattsville location to life.

    See inside the D.C. Metro’s official Lost and Found, which receives 3,500 items a month including keys, phones, luggage, dentures, and a toolbox. I visited last week and talk about it here, and we’ve also got 13 photos from Joshua Yospyn that help bring the grim Hyattsville location to life.