Dept. of Ridership in Washington D.C.:
Whatever your thoughts on chalking up broader trends to "millennials", the blue line in this graph represents a genuine crisis for Metro. Younger riders appear to be abandoning the system at nearly double the rate of older generations. Details here: https://t.co/451nzCeVDl #wmata pic.twitter.com/GQY7OXqp6e
— Faiz Siddiqui (@faizsays) September 16, 2018
Art of Transit: Nice views on my flight from Ohio this morning. When not window-gazing, I was LOLing at “Deadpool 2,” which I highly recommend.
Fun article, showing again that deploying fleets of scooters across our region is a lot easier said than done.
What would make it easier? Places to ride them and park them other than sidewalks.
The idea is to use the carpool lanes — and Metro’s ExpressLanes — to move more people. Electric car owners complain a powerful incentive to invest in clean vehicles is being lost. Thoughts?
The story is about the New York subway system. Excerpt:
Subway leaders do not know for certain why the incidents have increased, though they speculate it may be in part because of the many homeless people who frequent the system or the ubiquity of expensive smartphones that drop to the tracks.
Last year, only 43 of the incidents were believed to be suicides or attempted suicides, subway officials said, noting that it is often difficult to determine what motivates people.
I don’t have numbers at the time for our system. But as followers of our @metrolaalerts know, we had a train-person incident this morning on the Red Line at Westlake/MacArthur Park.
A reminder, once again, that outside the U.S. there are cities who don’t just talk the talk, but walk the walk when it comes to making transit accessible and comfortable, especially for families.
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