A friend casually mentioned last night that it looks like Metro’s planning office seemed to have a blog, but he wasn’t sure if it was real. DCist reminded me to check it out today, and it’s clearly far too straitlaced to be a hoax.
PlanItMetro.com is from WMATA’s Office of Long Range Planning and has been updated sporadically since early October. (If only there were some kind of Metro social media channel they could have used to publicize it…) Lots of interesting things to be found on it, including information about serving casual riders with “12 minute maps” that show coordinated service along low-frequency lines.
It’s a big step for an agency not at all known for being communicative, especially through less traditional media. So poke around a bit and leave a comment- it’s a lot easier to be motivated to write when you know you’re writing for an audience.