28 Sep 2003 A Day to Appreciate Cars
A problem with public transportation: the federal government is closed today because Washington’s subway system is closed. This Washington Post article has details.
At 1 PM, it is sprinkling lightly here in DC; it’s a bit breezy but nothing remarkable. If this region suffers weather-related problems, they aren’t expected until tonight at earliest. At minimum, the government could have been open a half-day, and workers such as waiters and taxi drivers who make their living from government trade could have earned some money today. But the main point is that because the city is so dependent on public transportation, the decision on closing essentially was out of the federal government’s hands.
Our Capitol Hill office is open, by the way.