On June 18, 2019, Fellow Ethan Finlan’s article on Metro’s ridership crisis was cited by Curbed DC:

Another reason Blue, Orange, and Silver line trains can be crowded: scheduled repair work. Four Blue Line stations in Virginia are currently shuttered for repairs through September 8. A 2018 report by the D.C. Policy Center, meanwhile, found significant decreases in Orange Line ridership between 2007 and 2017 largely due to station closures and unreliable service.

Read more: Metro to study Blue, Orange, and Silver lines for potential improvements | Curbed DC

Related: Metro’s ridership crisis in focus: The Orange Line | D.C. Policy Center

 

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