Posts Tagged ‘Metro’

Gear Prudence: How Can I Avoid Dating Dainty-Legged Dudes?

Love is an uphill climb.

D.C. Struggles to Keep Its Pants Up On Metro

Metro Transit Police is on the hunt for four men who exposed themselves.

Want to Pay for Metro With Your Smartphone? Sign Up for WMATA’s Pilot Program

SmarTrip be gone!

Shrinking Federal Workforce Continues to Shrink Metro Ridership

Cyclists also aren't helping ridership numbers.

The Nats May Not Like Metro Enough to Pay for it, But Their Fans Do

More than 11,000 used Metro to get to each playoff game.

Metro CEO Richard Sarles to Retire

He'll step down in mid-January.

Who’s Going to Pay for Extra Metro Service During the Nationals’ Playoff Games?

Tick-Tock. Metro and the Nats still don't have an answer.

The Needle: Public Secrets

Secrets! So many secrets.

The Needle: Sandwich Stakes

Taylor's getting cheesesteaks.

Fewer Bikes or Cell Phones Were Stolen on Metro This Year

Crime on subways and buses is at a five-year low through the first half of 2014.

The Needle: Broken Love

She Loves Me Not: The District Department of Transportation cut several "love locks" off  the Key Bridge today in the name of safety. The padlocks, which are locked to the bridge's railing, are a sort of modern version of carving your and your love's names into a tree. -2
Worldwide Metro: For a few hours today, Metro would take you [...]

Metro Will Take You All Around the World Today

Imagine if the D.C. Metro system could take you to St. Petersburg, or Rome, or even under the sea.
For now, it can—virtually anyway.
There's something wrong—or blissfully right—with's interactive Metro map today, as local Redditors discovered this morning. When you click on a Metro stop to get a Google Street View image of the area around the [...]

Should Busking Be Allowed in Metro? A Musician Suing WMATA Thinks So.

Enter a New York City subway station and there's a good chance you'll hear some sort of street performer playing for money—some enjoyable, some not so much. But walk into a Metro station, and you won't find any live entertainment, except maybe the accidental kind. And there's a reason for that.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority strictly prohibits [...]

PETA Slams WMATA’s Rat Traps

In case you're keeping track: Ben's Chili Bowl is PETA-approved. Metro is not.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is calling for the transit agency to stop capturing rodents intruding on its properties with glue traps, which likely subject the animals to a "prolonged, painful death."
"Each glue trap set in Metro stations can mean excruciating pain and a lingering [...]

Is Metro Totally Fucked or Just Kinda Fucked?

How fucked is your Metro commute home going to be today? Not fucked? Kinda fucked? Or, alas, totally fucked?
Columbia Heights resident Kyle Jennings created a website for local commuters to determine just how severely Metro plans to screw with its transportation plans. The site,, is an offshoot of the similar and lets users know the real-time schedules of [...]