I heart Metro

These are the metro (subway, underground) systems I’ve ridden. OK, I rode one (Pittsburgh) all of one stop, but a system’s a system. I rode two (Cleveland and St. Louis) because I attended the respective Revival conference of the Unitarian Universalist Christian Fellowship. But a system’s a system.

[The service that served the subway logos is gone.]

Of course, the best system is the one you ride the most; for me, that’s Washington Metro. Moving from private car ownership to public transportation — whether rail, buses or ferries — and walking is an important contribution you can make to reduced energy use and tighter cities.

Hat tip: Doctor Transit

Categorized as Transit

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.


  1. Scott, I heart Metro, too. However, my list of systems is not nearly as impressive as yours (sigh) perhaps some day I, too will somewhere where I do not need a car….

    One question: What is the difference between the two from San Fran?

  2. Muni is only the city of San Francisco and is the more traditional subway, bus, light rail, streetcar and the famous cable cars. BART (Bay Area . . . .) is regional heavy rail, thus is more like Washington Metro (less the bus service, which is the poor stepchild.)

  3. From the Bay area, I’d offer the distinction that Muni is the one that is dirty, broken down and likely to leave you stranded…waiting and waiting on street corners… And Bart is the one that is dirty, broken down and likely to leave you stranded…waiting, waiting under the bay.

    still, gotta love ’em!

  4. This is geeky goodness. And you definitely have me beat. In North America, I’ve been on DC, Boston, New York, Montreal, and Toronto. I’ve done a light rail in Baltimore, and I don’t know if that’s the same one you’re talking about. Internationally, I’ve done London and Paris. But you have quite a display of badges here!!

  5. What fun! Let’s see. I’ve done Chicago, Washington, DC, Boston, BART and MUNI, St.Louis, Montreal, London, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Stockholm & its suburbs, NYC, Mexico City– that’s all I can remember, and the Washington, DC system is the cleanest and best of them all, although Paris is pretty close.

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