Metro Encourages Riders To Dump Pump, Take Public Transportatio...

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Metro is encouraging area residents to "Dump the Pump" and take public transportation on Thursday, but some wonder if Metro can handle the extra capacity.

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Onyx Jones

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Jun 17, 2008
 
I truly do hope that Metro steps their game up. I find it quite ridiculous that fares have been raised consistently over the last few years....while the system was falling down.
Marcea

Fort Washington, MD

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Jun 18, 2008
 
Metro cannot handle the ridership it has now and now they are trying to add to an already broken system? They should make it a free day or at least half price, especially for ALL the inconveniences that have taken place within the last few weeks.
Pachacutec

Upper Marlboro, MD

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Jun 18, 2008
 
"Marcea," I agree with you! Not only the subway but the bus system is WAY overcrowded. Even if you ride the rail on the weekends, due to that never ending track maintenance, it takes twice as long as it should to get from point A to point B. Thanks Metro, but no thanks.
Washington DC

Bowie, MD

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Jun 18, 2008
 
Metro needs the $150 million delegated for the new soccer stadium for improvements to a system slowing becoming obsolete to be able to handle and sustain the ever growing Metropolitian population.

“God Bless America”

Since: Feb 08

Woodbridge, VA

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Jun 18, 2008
 
That's all said and good except for the fact that not everyone in this area is commuting to DC. There are also those who live in Northern VA that commute to other areas in Northern VA as the same case may go for Southern MD. No, what needs to happen is if public transit is going to be encouraged, then it also needs to be expanded to better suit the needs of those who live in the outer reaches of the DC area.
Marcea

Fort Washington, MD

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Jun 18, 2008
 
The only project that VA and MD want to fund is the Dulles Metro. The commuters who need this everyday are ignored. We can't afford to live closer, but they are all looking out for big business rather than the daily commuter.
Washington DC

Bowie, MD

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Jun 18, 2008
 
Higher DC taxes forcing many out of the city then publc service will be cut leaving all out of town who can not afford to come to town by their own means.

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