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DC Metro Suffers Complete Shutdown @ggwash

Pretty much the whole system went down: “Metro suffered a complete system failure last night around 11:30 pm. The failures were so extensive that all communications, including track circuits, were out of service.”

When I lived in DC, people were proud of the combination subway-light rail.  The trains were packed, and while they basically proved that mass transit won’t reduce traffic, they did provide a nice, usually-reliable way to get around.  But now, they can’t maintain what they have, and they’re building more.  Good thing they can just get the rest of use to pay for it.

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