Why Commuters Love and Hate The Metro

Commuters complain about Washington DC's Metro system but use it all the same. For Planning Practice, Alex Marshall rides the rails to find out why.
February 16, 2004, 6am PST | Abhijeet Chavan
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"Twenty-seven years after the first line opened in 1976, the system has worked its way into the very fiber of the city and region, transforming both in the process. It's almost impossible to overstate Metro's impact. It has revitalized downtown and the closer suburbs, led to population growth within the city proper, priced out less affluent newcomers from once-sleepy suburbs and once-dying urban neighborhoods, and changed the skyline in both suburb and city."

Thanks to Nathan Banks

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Published on Saturday, February 14, 2004 in American Planning Association
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