Taking the Long Way Home

June 23, 2016

D.C. metro riders can’t catch a break. Thunderstorms and heavy rain flooded the Cleveland Park station Tuesday, temporarily shutting down access to the residential neighborhood.

“The station is prone to flooding because it is at the bottom of a hill,” said Metro spokeswoman Sherri Ly. “In these extreme weather situations, we get flash flooding.”

“It’s a big national problem,” said Robert Puentes, President and CEO of Eno Center for Transportation. Which systems are in the worst shape right now? It’s difficult to say, he said. The need for repair depends almost entirely on how old the transit systems are.

Read Greta Hallberg's 'Flooding, Closures And Electrical Meltdowns: The Nation’s Worst Public Transit Systems' here: