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Imagining a City Without Its Public Transportation

The D.C. metro models how the region would change if there were no subways or buses
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Courtesy Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Officials from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority are out in the city all the time talking about the costs of the capital region’s transit system – the money it takes to run the thing, the investments required to expand service and build new lines, and the fares needed to pay for it all.

But no one talks much about the benefits, the real benefits, not just for faster commuting times, but for the region on the whole.