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post #121 of 219
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+1. I will be unbelievably pissed if the Metro doesn't go out to the airport, I'm tired of commuting from Annapolis to Dulles sitting in traffic when I can just drive to New Carrollton and get on the train.

JB



And why does the Orange line not just continue up 50 to Annapolis?

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post #122 of 219
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love how this thread has turned into the transportation thread. Then again, it is the source of many of life's great frustrations.
post #123 of 219
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And why does the Orange line not just continue up 50 to Annapolis?

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Why does Metro even exist if the train doesn't at least cover all of Maryland, Virginia, and the District? Now that gas will be 4 dollars a gallon I think all the DC area SF members need to bitch and whine at them. Effing Metro.

JB
post #124 of 219
Metro can't afford to add and extend lines. Right now they're what, in need of about 440 mil just to update and maintain the system they currently have. I can't believe an all day pass has gone up to 7.50. Fucking ridiculous.
post #125 of 219
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Metro can't afford to add and extend lines. Right now they're what, in need of about 440 mil just to update and maintain the system they currently have. I can't believe an all day pass has gone up to 7.50. Fucking ridiculous.

I know Metro has a huge backlog of repairs, are running in the red, etc. My point is that I don't understand the governments' (Md, Va, Feds) not being willing to pony up the dough to make it a first class system. That means (to me) extending to Dulles, extending beyond New Carrollton, and adding a loop (or two) linking the outer stations.

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post #126 of 219
FUCK YES!
I was sitting here snacking on Hazelnuts and Pecans....suddenly Cyprus Hill?

I can not understand it....but I love it.

Thanks Slim.



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Here is something you can't understand:

How I could just kill a man
post #127 of 219
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Originally Posted by antirabbit View Post
FUCK YES!
I was sitting here snacking on Hazelnuts and Pecans....suddenly Cyprus Hill?

I can not understand it....but I love it.

Thanks Slim.

Any time, good sir. Anytime.
post #128 of 219
People riding the subway who won't help people/tourists confused on the Subway.
post #129 of 219
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Originally Posted by SoCal2NYC View Post
People riding the subway who won't help people/tourists confused on the Subway.

People on the subway that take up more than one seat.
post #130 of 219
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Originally Posted by GoSurface View Post
Metro can't afford to add and extend lines. Right now they're what, in need of about 440 mil just to update and maintain the system they currently have. I can't believe an all day pass has gone up to 7.50. Fucking ridiculous.
The Metro is the one train system that I used often whenever in the DC area. I would typically get a $6 one day pass and go where ever I liked - shopping in Chevy Chase, over to Sky Valet, etc. With the price increase and problems, I hope I don't have to resort to getting a taxi.
post #131 of 219
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Originally Posted by rdawson808 View Post
I know Metro has a huge backlog of repairs, are running in the red, etc. My point is that I don't understand the governments' (Md, Va, Feds) not being willing to pony up the dough to make it a first class system. That means (to me) extending to Dulles, extending beyond New Carrollton, and adding a loop (or two) linking the outer stations.

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Yeah, I understand your point, I just don't know where the money would come from. Especially with a lot of funds going towards the building of the new ICC, among other things.

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The Metro is the one train system that I used often whenever in the DC area. I would typically get a $6 one day pass and go where ever I liked - shopping in Chevy Chase, over to Sky Valet, etc. With the price increase and problems, I hope I don't have to resort to getting a taxi.

Ditto. Except, I still pony up the cash for the metro (I don't like cabs). The price increase during peak hours is insane though.
post #132 of 219
Also, the woman on the metro who uses an umbrella sleeve as her wallet. WTF? She had her credit cards, id's and cash in there.
post #133 of 219
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Originally Posted by SoCal2NYC View Post
1) I love the Aristocrats. The joke isn't the punchline; but, it is what builds up to it.
2) Mr. Chow is alright. I enjoyed Philippe better, even though I was drunk and puked in the bathroom. When I was at Mr. Chow in LA Paris Hilton (when she was with Paris) and Cheech Marin were both dining. The way they make the noddles and bang it around on the table may be considered entertainment to some.
3) Must be an HK thing.


From my own list...
-People that think Jessica Alba or Scarlet Johnason are pretty and/or good actresses.
-People who follow organized religon.
-People who micro manage.

I think both Jessica and Scarlet can't act well. However, Scarlet is beautiful of screen. It's mostly her face that does it for me.

--trajan
post #134 of 219
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Originally Posted by GoSurface View Post
Yeah, I understand your point, I just don't know where the money would come from. Especially with a lot of funds going towards the building of the new ICC, among other things.

I know. It's depressing. There's a half billion needed over the next 5 years for maintenance alone.

The problem is that Metro has no dedicated funding source, unlike every other transit system in the country. I don't understand how it all works, but I hear over and over again that neither Md nor Va ponies up money to help out even though it serves their populace.

And the current feds don't help. DoT just nixed $900m in funding for the Dulles extension after, what appears to be, saying that everything was fine. That killed the project.


Taxis? The cabbies around here go in the "Things That Are Pissing You Off" thread. I cannot bear the lies, extortion, etc.

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post #135 of 219
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Taxis? The cabbies around here go in the "Things That Are Pissing You Off" thread. I cannot bear the lies, extortion, etc.
Don't forget the DC taxi "zones". They don't still have those do they? I've just given up the money to take the Metro rather than bother with cabs.

JB
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