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u/SandBoxJohn · 12 pointsr/washingtondc

Zachary M. Schrag's Great Society Subway is worth the purchase. I ordered my copy from Barnes and Noble in Salisbury MD.

Here is what I wrote about it shortly after it was published.

u/dcd00d · 3 pointsr/washingtondc

The Green Line wasn't "half-assed" as much it as was the subject of endless legal and political battles. The Wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Line_(Washington_Metro) discusses some of that background. But if you truly want the gory details, check out this book. DCPL has it in circulation too of course.

You're also correct about not operating at capacity. PG county has utterly failed to properly develop the real estate around their stations. This is not WMATA's fault.

edit: sorry couldn't figure out how to embed a link that contains a paren with reddit. It kept breaking the link to the wikipedia article.

u/MrTheorem · 3 pointsr/washingtondc

The definitive account of the lack of a Georgetown Metro (and the lack of an Oklahoma Avenue Metro--this one really was stopped by residents) is found in Zachary Schrag's Great Society Subway.