Talkin’ Transit: Metro Memories

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Ahhh, memories. Metro has given us some great ones over the last year; in the spirit of the holidays I thought I’d share the twelve most memorable, in no great particular semblance of order. It’s been a year of ups and downs for WMATA, so why don’t we look back and smirk, scowl, smile and shrug at some of Metro’s best – and worst – escapades of 2008, to the (heavily butchered) tune of that great holiday carol, the Twelve Days of Christmas.

Twelve handloops dangling!

Eleven movies filming (to boring Metro guidelines)!

Ten percent (and higher) fare increases!

Nine visits to WMATA’s new website!

Eight new days of ridership records!

Seven bags a-searchin’!

Six hookers chillin’!


Four new seat covers

Three easy SmarTrip transfers

Two Google transit nixes

And one really, really, really long Foggy Bottom esc-a-lator line

Share your WMATA favorites in comments.

Having lived in the DC area for ten years, Ben still loves to wander the city with his wife, shooting lots of photos and exploring all the latest exhibits and galleries. A certified hockey fanatic, he spends some time debating the Washington Capitals club with friends – but everyone knows of his three decade love affair with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

A professional writer, gamer, photographer, and Lego enthusiast, Ben remains captivated by DC and doesn’t plan on leaving any time soon.

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2 thoughts on “Talkin’ Transit: Metro Memories

  1. OH MAN that made me laugh out loud at work. Excellent song, I sang along in my head. But you know the one thing you forgot?

    OOOOONEEEEE de-railed orange line!