Maryland students unite to avoid District

Metro map with proposed silver and purple lines University of Maryland-College Park students have formed a new campus organization in hopes of drumming up support for the Purple Line, a proposed Metro line that would connect the Red,… Read More

More Metro reading material

Today’s Post has an article about Bit O’ Lit, a magazine of book excerpts being given away at Metro stops. It’s a solid idea, and a rack will be set up next to a Georgetown bus stop. Available… Read More

Dupont Circle: Red Line station and red light district

Who’d have thought that the Dupont Circle Metro stop was not only Georgetown students’ closest transportation hub, but a house of ill repute? Undercover police officers arrested a station manager and a custodian for “arranging sexual encounters from… Read More

Virginia: 21, Georgetown: 0

Metro announced plans this week to add a Yellow/Blue Line stop in Alexandria, between the existing National Airport and Braddock Road stations. The new stop, called Potomac Yard, would bring Virginia’s total number of stations to 21 on… Read More

Georgetown Metro: sooner rather than later

An appealing spot waits, neglected. There’s loose talk about Metro considering a subway stop in Georgetown. The typical reaction from Georgetown students is that neighbors afraid of rail-mounted criminals and homeless would block the stop just like they… Read More

Silly bus, hills are for kids!

35th street between Prospect and M is reminiscent of the famed hills of San Fransisco.  For one thing, it’s incredibly picturesque, so much so that Hollywood filmmakers frequently use it in their films (such as the upcoming Burn… Read More

Metro trains might lose carpeting

Subway cars in DC might be missing a certain elegance soon, if Metro’s new general manager has his way. John Catoe wants to get rid of carpeting on the trains, saying it’s hard to clean and expensive: “Real… Read More

Rep your favorite station with Metro gear

If you’re sticking with Metro in a tough week, and you want everyone to know it, their gift shop makes it easy. The Metro online store is so detailed, it suggests a subway subculture we’re not even dimly… Read More