Remembering the Washington Metro

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Please answer as many of these questions as you feel comfortable with. Your responses will help current and future historians understand the impact the Metro has had. Thank you in advance for your contribution.

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Your view of the Metro

What words or phrases come to mind when you think of Metro? What are your favorite and least favorite aspects of Metro? How would you compare Metro to other transit systems you know?

Riding the Metro

What makes you decide to ride Metro? If you ride it regularly, please describe your routine. Are there particular occasions when you would definitely use Metro, or definitely avoid it? Do you enjoy riding? What were your best and worst rides? How would you describe the etiquette and rituals of riding?

Building the Metro

Metro has been under construction since 1969, and planning began well before that. Did you work on Metro? Were you inconvenienced by construction? Did you take part in the planning process, as an official or a citizen? Did you vote for Metro bond issues?

Life, Work, and Tourism on the Metro

How has Metro changed your neighborhood, or your workplace? How has Metro changed the region as a whole? Have you ever chosen a place to live or a job based on access to Metro? For non-Washingtonians: how has Metro shaped your experience of visiting the city?

Other comments

Do you have any comments, questions, or stories that don't fit the above categories? What questions about Metro's history would you like answered?

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