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Christopher,

In answer to your question "Why?":

As a Metro employee, would you deny that the Metro has brought about measurable and significant improvements to the neighborhoods that have a station? Has it not transformed places like U-street, Colombia Heights, NOMA, etc.?

Streetcars will have a similar impact, only there will be perhaps a hundred stations rather than 30-some in the city. It will also be FAR less expensive and construction relatively painless compared to Metro.

I am sorry to say, but it seems natural that an international union of bus drivers might oppose streetcars given they require fewer drivers to move more passengers.

by Dude on Oct 23, 2009 2:42 pm • linkreport

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