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Weekend video: DC and Arlington shine at Rail~Volution

Rail~Volution, America's premier conference on rail transit, just finished up its 2010 session in Portland, Oregon. Our own Matt Johnson attended this year's event and informed us of DDOT's video on new non-automobile transportation projects in the Washington area.

Bikesharing, streetcars, and the Silver Line illustrate investment that makes the Washington region a leader in transportation planning and modal diversity. DC will host next year's Rail~Volution and though the streetcars won't be ready, attendees will no doubt admire America's second most-used subway system.

Eric Fidler has lived in DC and suburban Maryland his entire life. He likes long walks along the Potomac and considers the L'Enfant Plan an elegant work of art. He also blogs at Left for LeDroit, LeDroit Park's (only) blog of record. 


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MD gets no love, as usual.

by Reza on Oct 31, 2010 3:56 pm • linkreport

MD sux. ;-)

by M. on Oct 31, 2010 5:22 pm • linkreport

This is hype. WMATA's Silver Line should be delayed until EXISTING problems are solved first.

by Get WMATA working first before Silver Line on Nov 1, 2010 10:30 pm • linkreport

The noise from all the cars in the video was pretty intense.

And, I'd argue that the failures of TOD (as opposed to the failure of...what?...COD?) are exhibited well by the Ballston Corridor. Not that anyone really wants to talk about it.

by Peter Smith on Nov 2, 2010 10:17 pm • linkreport

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