A Circulating Insult

While I congratulate the DC Circulating Joke on its increased ridership, I must still question why it even exists.

Why is the D.C. Department of Transportation subsidizing a direct competitor to WMATA’s Metrobus? Don’t we spend billions on a comprehensive Metro system designed to cover all areas. One where crowded lines downtown subsidize emptier ones in other areas? We’ve even upgraded buses, with new ones coming on line every day.

Oh wait, we need to give tourists a cheap ride to the monuments:

The biggest ridership increased occurred when a loop circling the National Mall opened in March. Ridership jumped from 122,152 in February to 171,229 in March.

Those tourists too cheap for a sidewalk SUV anyway.

And just to add insult to injury, look what we have here, an ad for the Circulator on a Metrobus. Nice.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Married, mortgaged, and soon to be a father, Wayan Vota is in the fast lane to mid-life respectability – until the day his brood finds his intimate journal of global traveling and curses him with the ever-eternal reply “I’m gonna be just like you, Dad!”

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