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Building the Washington Metro

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dc.contributor.editor The Echo Project en_US
dc.contributor.editor Schrag, Zachary M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-02-26T20:44:56Z
dc.date.available 2007-02-26T20:44:56Z
dc.date.issued 2007-02-26T20:44:56Z
dc.identifier.uri chnm.gmu.edu/mars/metro
dc.description.abstract This site tells the story of the Washington Metro, a 103-mile rapid transit system serving Washington, D.C., and the surrounding areas of Maryland and Virginia. Planning for Metro began in the 1950s, construction began in 1969, and the first segment opened for operation in 1976. Metro is one of the largest public-works projects ever built, and it is the second-busiest rail transit system in the United States. This site was researched and written by Zachary M. Schrag, author of The Great Society Subway: A History of the Washington Metro (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006). Hosted at chnm.gmu.edu/mars/metro.
dc.description.sponsorship Funded by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.title Building the Washington Metro en_US
dc.description.date 2001-2006


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