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Blue Line Crowding Continues Breaking Records

It has been a little over a year since WMATA cut Blue Line service, making it among the least frequent rush hour trains in the country, so now is a good time to take stock of the repercussions of this

Posted in Data, Overcrowding

Blue Line cuts cause riders to abandon public transit

People giving up on the Metrorail system is bad news all around: it’s bad for the current car commuters, it’s bad for the environment, and it’s definitely bad for Metro’s bottom line. If the roads seem worse since 2012, it

Posted in Data

How DC Metro can save riders thousands of hours per year

Previously, we’ve outlined how Metro cuts will cost the average Blue Line rider 15 hours per year waiting for trains. But what are the alternatives? Turns out it’s possible to: Work within the limited capacity in the Rosslyn tunnel Make

Posted in Data, Wait times

Metro’s Blue Line plan among the longest wait times nationwide

We all know that the wait times for DC blue line service is bad compared to the rest of the lines in DC and that it is getting worse.  But how does it compare to that seen at other subway

Posted in Data, Wait times

Trains per hour vs. minutes per train

Metro is starting to seriously push the Silver Line rollout.  When doing so, they like to tout the number of riders who are helped and hurt by various changes.  But it is not just the number of riders on each

Posted in Data, Wait times