New essay at Social Matter is up and it is on the decline of the DC Metro. This is a system that if you have rode the DC metro you might have thought it was clean and the stations were open and not dank. I was used to the Boston and NYC subway systems so when I spent time on the Metro, I felt it was a good system.
It is caught in a bad place though. Not so much the disrepair as much as the ruling ideology being the overlords running its show.