Understanding Metrorail’s Dark Future. From DCist, a coherent and comprehensive post on the DC Metro’s midlife crisis, the worst-case scenarios which may result from its failure to adapt to age and growing ridership, and possible solutions to these developing transit woes.

Just last night (after a great meal of 15-cent wings with Salim at The Big Hunt) I had to take the subway home because it was late, and sure enough, the Glenmont-bound trains were running more than half an hour late, and an escalator at Union Station was out till February. I am not regretting my decision to walk more and avoid the Metro when I can.