daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Subways and Urban Transport

Subways and Urban Transport Metros, subways, light rail, trams, buses and other local transport systems



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old May 17th, 2016, 04:11 PM   #301
mrsmartman
Registered User
 
mrsmartman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 1,378
Likes (Received): 1452

Washington has the grandest bureaucratic architecture in America.
mrsmartman no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old June 6th, 2016, 07:12 PM   #302
dimlys1994
Moderator
 
dimlys1994's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Dniepropetrovsk
Posts: 16,334
Likes (Received): 26112

__________________
Для Вас:
Страница в ВК:

For you:
Facebook & Flickr pages

oscaldd liked this post
dimlys1994 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 7th, 2016, 05:13 PM   #303
Dan78
Registered User
 
Dan78's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Boston/Washington DC/Berlin
Posts: 156
Likes (Received): 55

Metros by the numbers: How D.C. stacks up against other capital cities

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...apital-cities/

Interesting but somewhat flawed comparison of the DC Metro with other national capital subway systems.
__________________

dimlys1994, geometarkv liked this post
Dan78 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 7th, 2016, 11:54 PM   #304
Woonsocket54
PC LOAD LETTER
 
Woonsocket54's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: East Millinocket, Maine
Posts: 5,633
Likes (Received): 5731

Birthday wishes

The Orange Line was completed 30 years ago today (1986.06.07) when it was extended from Ballston to Vienna.
Woonsocket54 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 21st, 2016, 01:59 AM   #305
Woonsocket54
PC LOAD LETTER
 
Woonsocket54's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: East Millinocket, Maine
Posts: 5,633
Likes (Received): 5731

Construction on phase 2 of Washington Metro Silver Line (which will connect to Dulles airport) is now 32% complete

https://twitter.com/fairfaxcounty/st...33428854697984
__________________

washiwashi, dimlys1994, geometarkv liked this post
Woonsocket54 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 21st, 2016, 02:10 AM   #306
browntown
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 61
Likes (Received): 37

Quote:
Originally Posted by Woonsocket54 View Post
Construction on phase 2 of Washington Metro Silver Line (which will connect to Dulles airport) is now 32% complete

https://twitter.com/fairfaxcounty/st...33428854697984
Only 32%? I thought it would be nearly done by now given how long it's been since this started. I hate being an infrastructure buff and having to live in the US where infrastructure construction proceeds at such a snails pace.
__________________

washiwashi liked this post
browntown no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 21st, 2016, 06:13 AM   #307
00Zy99
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 2,980
Likes (Received): 1506

They have working hour restrictions due to the highway, the airport, and residents. There was also some difficult soil, if I recall correctly.
00Zy99 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 24th, 2016, 08:05 PM   #308
Dan78
Registered User
 
Dan78's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Boston/Washington DC/Berlin
Posts: 156
Likes (Received): 55

Quote:
Originally Posted by 00Zy99 View Post
They have working hour restrictions due to the highway, the airport, and residents. There was also some difficult soil, if I recall correctly.
True, but these projects are nearly *always* so slow in the US, with or without the aforementioned difficulties.
Dan78 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 24th, 2016, 10:50 PM   #309
TM_Germany
Got Fachwerk?
 
TM_Germany's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Limburg a.d. Lahn
Posts: 287
Likes (Received): 431

If one of your 'locations' is truly Berlin, you must know that infrastructure construction is massively faster in the U.S. than e.g. in Germany. In the developed countries, metro construction is often quite slow.
__________________
All pics by me unless otherwise credited.

Neotradtional Architecture in Germany

Leipzig in Spring: Historicism at its finest.
TM_Germany no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 24th, 2016, 11:32 PM   #310
LtBk
Registered User
 
LtBk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Greater Baltimore
Posts: 3,102
Likes (Received): 3705

What makes you say that? I don't think infrastructure construction is faster here than anywhere else in the developed world.
LtBk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 25th, 2016, 01:56 AM   #311
TM_Germany
Got Fachwerk?
 
TM_Germany's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Limburg a.d. Lahn
Posts: 287
Likes (Received): 431

Have you heard of U5/55? Or the glorious disaster of the Berlin airport? Highway construction in Germany often takes as many years as the segment is long in kilometres.
It's not always that way, as subway contruction in cities like Munich or generally in countries like Spain (where infrastructure construction is generally really quick) proceeds much faster.
I just wanted to point out that the U.S. certainly isn't the only (or worst) country in terms of infrastructure construction. Highways get built astonishingly fast (for me, anyways) in states like Texas and I'm quite impressed by the pace the Los Angeles Metro is expanding for example.
I guess my point is that construction in the U.S. isn't all that slow compared to other countries and in some places actually very fast. However I do see a big discrepancy in construction pace between the northeast and the south.
__________________
All pics by me unless otherwise credited.

Neotradtional Architecture in Germany

Leipzig in Spring: Historicism at its finest.
TM_Germany no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 25th, 2016, 03:00 AM   #312
browntown
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 61
Likes (Received): 37

Quote:
Originally Posted by TM_Germany View Post
However I do see a big discrepancy in construction pace between the northeast and the south.
Comparing the prices of new roads in Texas to the NorthEast is incredibly eye-popping. Obviously there are some real reasons for the NorthEast to be more expensive, but being 10 TIMES as expensive is just depressing.
browntown no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 25th, 2016, 04:50 AM   #313
LtBk
Registered User
 
LtBk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Greater Baltimore
Posts: 3,102
Likes (Received): 3705

Quote:
Originally Posted by TM_Germany View Post
Have you heard of U5/55? Or the glorious disaster of the Berlin airport? Highway construction in Germany often takes as many years as the segment is long in kilometres.
It's not always that way, as subway contruction in cities like Munich or generally in countries like Spain (where infrastructure construction is generally really quick) proceeds much faster.
I just wanted to point out that the U.S. certainly isn't the only (or worst) country in terms of infrastructure construction. Highways get built astonishingly fast (for me, anyways) in states like Texas and I'm quite impressed by the pace the Los Angeles Metro is expanding for example.
I guess my point is that construction in the U.S. isn't all that slow compared to other countries and in some places actually very fast. However I do see a big discrepancy in construction pace between the northeast and the south.
BER is a mess, but it took 6 years to construct it.
__________________

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
LtBk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 25th, 2016, 05:00 AM   #314
Balkanada
why worry?
 
Balkanada's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 623
Likes (Received): 887

Anything in Berlin isn't a fair example of Germany's disastrous infrastructural projects. The city has been highly problematic since WWII and all of the brightest minds moved elsewhere
Balkanada no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 5th, 2016, 12:49 AM   #315
Woonsocket54
PC LOAD LETTER
 
Woonsocket54's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: East Millinocket, Maine
Posts: 5,633
Likes (Received): 5731

"Alexandria gets federal clearance to build Potomac Yard Metro station"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...metro-station/

__________________

dimlys1994, ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
Woonsocket54 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 5th, 2016, 06:26 AM   #316
jam5
Registered User
 
jam5's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 1,505
Likes (Received): 534

Quote:
Originally Posted by Woonsocket54 View Post
Construction on phase 2 of Washington Metro Silver Line (which will connect to Dulles airport) is now 32% complete

https://twitter.com/fairfaxcounty/st...33428854697984
The completion date is 2019 or 2020, isn't it?
__________________

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
jam5 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 10th, 2016, 10:35 PM   #317
Woonsocket54
PC LOAD LETTER
 
Woonsocket54's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: East Millinocket, Maine
Posts: 5,633
Likes (Received): 5731

"Metro can’t keep up with delivery of new rail cars"

http://wtop.com/sprawl-crawl/2016/11...may-need-slow/
__________________

dimlys1994, ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
Woonsocket54 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 19th, 2016, 12:05 AM   #318
Woonsocket54
PC LOAD LETTER
 
Woonsocket54's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: East Millinocket, Maine
Posts: 5,633
Likes (Received): 5731

"Metro to discontinue use of 4000-series railcars in lead positions after safety concern identified"

http://www.wmata.com/about_metro/new...ReleaseID=6190
__________________

dimlys1994 liked this post
Woonsocket54 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 28th, 2016, 08:17 PM   #319
Woonsocket54
PC LOAD LETTER
 
Woonsocket54's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: East Millinocket, Maine
Posts: 5,633
Likes (Received): 5731

"Metro to Propose Closing at 11:30 PM on Weeknights and 1 AM on Fridays and Saturdays"

https://www.washingtonian.com/2016/1...closing-hours/
__________________

dimlys1994, ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
Woonsocket54 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 17th, 2016, 12:01 PM   #320
Nexis
Dark Wolf
 
Nexis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Along the Rails of North Jersey..
Posts: 15,684
Likes (Received): 17032

⁴ᴷ Washington Metro Action

__________________
My FLICKR Page < 54,100+ Photos of Urban Renewal , Infrastructure , Food and Nature in the Northeastern US
Visit the Reorganized New York City Section
My Photography Website
Visit the New Jersey Section
Nexis no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
dc metro, washington metro

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 02:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium