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  • The Great Society Subway A History of the Washington Metro Creating the North American Landscape
  • Zachary M. Schrag
  • English
  • 14 November 2020
  • 9780801882463

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Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ç Zachary M. Schrag Zachary M. Schrag ç 2 Free read Free download ½ The Great Society Subway A History of the Washington Metro Creating the North American Landscape Ì PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ay from Arlington to College Park Eisenhower to Marion BarryUnlike the pre–World War II rail systems of New York Chicago and Philadelphia the Metro was built at a time when most American families already owned cars and when most American cities had dedicated themselves to freeways not subways Why did the nation's capital take a different path What were the conseuences of that decisionUsing extensive archival research as well as oral history Schrag argues that the Metro can be understood only in the political context from which it was born the Great Society liberalism of the Kennedy Johnson and Nixon administrations The Metro emerged from a period when Americans believed in. This was a fascinating in depth account of the Washington Metro Following the process from its very beginnings as a plan contrary to freeway development the book finishes up near present day with the opening of the final 5 Green Line stations and the extension of the Blue Line to Largo MDI would recommend parts of the book to anyone but it will be best enjoyed by DC Metro riders Some of the most interesting sections were the anecdotes explaining names of stations locations of the lines and the design of the Metro Riding the trains whileafter reading this book has become an experience as you see the legacy of WMATA s early history for better or worseThe early bits are a bit of a slog as keeping track of several commissions and agencies can get somewhat tedious However it was well worth plowing through if anything it gave me a new appreciation for the difficulties of bring a project to fruition under bureaucracy The author also has a knack for giving some background on the people involved turning them into uirky characters instead of mere pencil pushers and architectsThe storyline effectively illustrates the tension amongst the different jurisdictions MD VA DC and the Feds The Metro had to display some convex combination of cost effectiveness euality in service and aesthetic uality suitable for the nation s capital Each political entity had its own ideal mixture which led to gridlock at timesThe book is an exercise in political economy and reminds us that our leaders are constantly forced to make tradeoffs in any planning process It also delineates DC s uniue political position as something of a federal city it has less say over its fate than most but also has a sometimes willing patron on the Hill

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Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ç Zachary M. Schrag Zachary M. Schrag ç 2 Free read Free download ½ The Great Society Subway A History of the Washington Metro Creating the North American Landscape Ì PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Public investments suited to the grandeur and dignity of the world's richest nation The Metro was built not merely to move commuters but in the words of Lyndon Johnson to create a place where the city of man serves not only the needs of the body and the demands of commerce but the desire for beauty and the hunger for communitySchrag scrutinizes the project from its earliest days including general planning routes station architecture funding decisions land use impacts and the behavior of Metro riders The story of the Great Society Subway sheds light on the development of metropolitan Washington postwar urban policy and the promises and limits of rail transit in American citi. A very detailed look at the creation of the metro from the politics to the design of the stations I ve been riding metro for the past twelve plus years and I m never surprised about what I see there The author makes the point that the metro invokes a sense of pride for the riders and a sense of ownership and I would agree with those sentiments I would suggest that the author write a new chapter about the last twelve years I would be interested to see what he includes Doors opening right side

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Free download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ç Zachary M. Schrag Zachary M. Schrag ç 2 Free read Free download ½ The Great Society Subway A History of the Washington Metro Creating the North American Landscape Ì PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Drivers in the nation's capital face a host of hazards high speed traffic circles presidential motorcades jaywalking tourists and bewildering signs that send unsuspecting motorists from the Lincoln Memorial into suburban Virginia in less than two minutes And parking Don't bet on it unless you're in the fast lane of the Capital Beltway during rush hourLittle wonder then that so many residents and visitors rely on the Washington Metro the 106 mile rapid transit system that serves the District of Columbia and its inner suburbs In the first comprehensive history of the Metro Zachary M Schrag tells the story of the Great Society Subway from its earliest rumblings to the present d. Got into grad school for transportation planning in DC a year after finishing this book nearly to the day Coincidenceyeah probably His Small Town Family earliest rumblings to the present d. Got into grad school for transportation planning in DC a year after finishing this book nearly to the day Coincidenceyeah probably