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Fear and Loathing: Life as a Silver Spring Pedestrian

I commute to Silver Spring from DC every day and I hate it. As the train pulls into the station, I see the looming specter of the failed Silver Spring Transit Center and I’m filled with low-grade dread. Why do I hate it so? Bisected by six-lane highways, downtown Silver Spring is a spectacularly pedestrian-unfriendly…




Metro and the Culture of Organizational Indifference

Every morning, I walk by the empty shell of the Silver Spring Transit Center. It was supposed to be a glorified bus shelter, where people could transfer from one bus to another. Construction began in 2008. Six years and $125 million later and it’s still not open. Why? Because it’s unsafe. The concrete in the…