Comments on: ANC approves plans for a Georgetown Metro stop http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/12/03/now-georgetown-wants-a-metro-stop/ Mon, 09 Nov 2015 02:04:23 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.9 By: LALALAL http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/12/03/now-georgetown-wants-a-metro-stop/comment-page-1/#comment-755874 Wed, 04 Dec 2013 05:59:38 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=52941#comment-755874 lol

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By: LAWLZLAWLZLAWLZ http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/12/03/now-georgetown-wants-a-metro-stop/comment-page-1/#comment-755872 Wed, 04 Dec 2013 05:57:47 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=52941#comment-755872 @LAWLAWLAWL

yes, what a fantastic band.

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By: LAWLAWLAWL http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/12/03/now-georgetown-wants-a-metro-stop/comment-page-1/#comment-755871 Wed, 04 Dec 2013 05:54:36 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=52941#comment-755871 das racist

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By: JJG http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/12/03/now-georgetown-wants-a-metro-stop/comment-page-1/#comment-755870 Wed, 04 Dec 2013 05:51:43 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=52941#comment-755870 @Dizzy

Jerry Garcia was understating for the sake of humor (he/she was purposely understating). It was supposed to be funny, but it was misguided just like his/her lack of discernment in choosing a name to comment with on Vox.

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By: Dizzy http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/12/03/now-georgetown-wants-a-metro-stop/comment-page-1/#comment-755833 Wed, 04 Dec 2013 04:07:43 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=52941#comment-755833 @Box

I am no fan of Ron’s, but that’s a mischaracterization of what he was saying – as Vox says, he was “explicitly refuting the idea that ‘crusty old Georgetown residents killed the Metro years ago.'” He’s pretty much spot on in his take, actually: resident opinion was mixed, and many of the businesses (and industries) that were in Georgetown did raise various concerns about the impact Metro construction might have on their operations. It never went far or amounted to much, though, because Metro planners quickly dismissed the idea of a Georgetown stop for the reasons you cited: it wasn’t a major commuter destination, nor a source of commuters, and there was no possibility of upzoning as in the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor.

Anyway, while Mr. Garcia above somewhat understates the technical challenges of building a subway line, it is all too true that the biggest impediments are all political, cultural, and social. You could get a brand-spanking new separated Blue Line from Pentagon to, say, Benning Road via Thomas Circle, H Street, and Oklahoma Avenue, for the cost of a few line items in the Pentagon’s budget. Or, for that matter, for the cost of a couple of freeway widenings.

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By: @ Box http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/12/03/now-georgetown-wants-a-metro-stop/comment-page-1/#comment-755831 Wed, 04 Dec 2013 04:02:37 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=52941#comment-755831 Ron Lewis said it was an urban legend though.

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By: Box http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/12/03/now-georgetown-wants-a-metro-stop/comment-page-1/#comment-755828 Wed, 04 Dec 2013 03:52:18 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=52941#comment-755828 Ron Lewis is wrong…again.

In the book “The Great Society Subway”, its authors noted that mid-1960’s Georgetown lacked the commuter traffic necessary to justify a stop–it was mostly an industrial area at the time and few people actually worked along the M Street corridor. Yes, the pitch to build the tunnel was steep, but the urban legend about Georgetown residents looking to keep “the wrong element” out of town was simply not so.

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By: JJG http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/12/03/now-georgetown-wants-a-metro-stop/comment-page-1/#comment-755761 Tue, 03 Dec 2013 20:36:20 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=52941#comment-755761 @Jerry Garcia

I WAS HERE FIRST. find another identity.

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By: Jerry Garcia http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/12/03/now-georgetown-wants-a-metro-stop/comment-page-1/#comment-755759 Tue, 03 Dec 2013 20:29:51 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=52941#comment-755759 It took us 16 years after the launch of Sputnik by the USSR to put a man on the moon. Apparently, digging a hole takes 11 years longer than developing a life-sustaining hermetically-sealed tube capable of escaping Earth’s gravity, launching itself from Earth’s orbit toward the moon, landing, counteracting the moon’s gravity, avoiding burning up upon reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere, and splashing down in an ocean with no casualties.

Bottom line: we need another Cold War to escape the modern stagnation of the American work ethic and government inefficiency.

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