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