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Re: Washington, D.C.

Postby intercomnut » January 22nd, 2016, 10:05 am

The Washington, D.C. Metro will shut down completely this Saturday and Sunday due to a snow storm, in a move described by the agency as "unprecedented."

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Re: Washington, D.C.

Postby seanrichardryan » January 22nd, 2016, 10:26 am

I imagine their trains don't have sanding systems for the above ground portions of track.
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Re: Washington, D.C.

Postby FISHMANPET » January 22nd, 2016, 10:41 am

In the past I think they've shut down only the above ground portions while leaving the underground portions open.

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Re: Washington, D.C.

Postby Anondson » January 31st, 2016, 1:04 pm

Gondolas?

http://wtop.com/sprawl-crawl/2016/01/ge ... g-reality/

Are there any river crossings that a gondola would work in the Twin Cities? Maybe the Mill District (on either side of the Gutherie) to Main Street SE (near Water Power Park or 3rd Ave SE)?

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Postby mattaudio » January 31st, 2016, 6:45 pm

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Re: Washington, D.C.

Postby mattaudio » March 16th, 2016, 8:54 am

Anyone in D.C. for the Metropocalypse today?

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Re: Washington, D.C.

Postby EOst » March 16th, 2016, 5:05 pm

Flew into Reagan this morning, drove south around 4. Traffic was insane (it helped that we were a carpool) and you could easily tell that things were disrupted. A lot of the tourist areas seemed very dead.

I saw a Silver Line replacement bus once I got downtown, but there was zero signage at Reagan for stranded travelers. The taxi line was intense. (I took an Uberpool.)

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Re: Washington, D.C.

Postby Anondson » November 3rd, 2016, 10:02 pm

Washington D.C. Metro board reluctantly agreeing to proposal to drop evening service because 40 years of neglect has left the system in such a horrendous state of repair it isn't really possible anymore to even catch up with basic maintenance, much less fix bigger problems.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/tr ... ge%2Fstory

I hope this is used as a good example on how to not let a city rail system fall apart.

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Re: Washington, D.C.

Postby intercomnut » November 4th, 2016, 7:43 am

Let's remember this every time we want to complain about one of our rail lines being shut down over the weekend.

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Re: Washington, D.C.

Postby Anondson » November 5th, 2016, 9:26 am

To save Washington DC metro from its death spiral, should the Federal government take it over?

http://www.planetizen.com/node/89537/wa ... um=twitter

Filling its governing board with finance, transportation, management pros instead of politicians.

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Re: Washington, D.C.

Postby ord2msp » November 29th, 2016, 1:42 am

This video touches on recent development activity occurring throughout the city.

Notable tidbits: 1+ million SF of retail under construction right now, population has grown over 11% since 2010 Census. Wow!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ES7Xnxk0Ny8

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Re: Washington, D.C.

Postby Anondson » November 29th, 2016, 8:52 am

There was SO much construction around the city. Everywhere I went.

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Re: Washington, D.C.

Postby Anondson » December 16th, 2016, 1:49 pm

Late night service to be cut for two years after all.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dr- ... af80d9f1db

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Re: Washington, D.C.

Postby Anondson » February 11th, 2017, 9:14 pm

Because the Metro system missed a deadline to setup a safety oversight commission, the Feds are fed up and are going to withhold money.

http://thehill.com/policy/transportatio ... y-deadline

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Re: Washington, D.C.

Postby Bakken2016 » December 19th, 2017, 4:01 pm

Purple Line in Maryland outside of D.C. is upheld in appeals court. What a great day for the people of Maryland.

https://ggwash.org/view/65962/breaking- ... urple-line

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Re: Washington, D.C.

Postby Anondson » January 7th, 2018, 8:55 am

D.C. has a law blocking full service gas stations from closing. They can never be redeveloped.

https://wamu.org/story/18/01/04/gas-sta ... velopment/

There are lawsuits.


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