The hidden story of Washington’s subway system

From our overstocked archives. Washington’s Metro subway system is in big trouble for failure to maintain its physical structure. There’s talk of it having to close for six months or even close entirely in about ten years. In the DC Gazette, as the Progressive Review was then called, we raised serious questions about the system. … Continue reading The hidden story of Washington’s subway system

What roads and rails tell us about class and power

Sam Smith, 2009 - One of the least examined indicators of how power is distributed in our society is its transportation system. In America, transportation policy - like other things - is heavily weighted towards the elite and powerful. But we hardly ever discuss or debate it. For one thing, travel habits vary by class … Continue reading What roads and rails tell us about class and power