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Tom Toles

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  1. Ketira shena Pretarasedrin

    Ketira shena Pretarasedrin said, almost 4 years ago

    DC has a subway? I know NYC has one, but I’m not sure if all the trains are running up there yet (thanks to ‘cane Sandy).
    Otherwise, I don’t get this ’toon at all.

  2. Susan Wobb

    Susan Wobb said, almost 4 years ago

    DC has the Metro, yes, a subway. I know that, and still don’t get this cartoon. Maybe you have to be a local.

  3. Cripplious

    Cripplious said, almost 4 years ago

    its probally about the woman running toward the platform and fell onto the tracks with her child because of not looking

  4. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 4 years ago


    Would that have been because of bad lighting?

  5. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 4 years ago

    Mr. Toles has a history of ranting about the subway system, escaltors, etc. Here in FL we nip it in the bud by turning down billions in federal funds for mass transit.

  6. Christopher Shea

    Christopher Shea said, almost 4 years ago

    Metro stations were designed to have soft lighting, but it’s gotten gloomy in as lights get dirty and/or burn out. And unfortunately light cleaning and repair always seems to take a back seat in the budget to more important stuff like track maintenance.

  7. S Prada

    S Prada said, almost 4 years ago

    @Ketira shena Pretarasedrin

    It’s the second busiest system in the country. See the wiki page:

    Lately there have been complaints about the lighting, which can be dim. Part of the problem is the original design (which is lovely) makes it hard to provide good lighting on the platforms due to very high ceilings.

  8. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, almost 4 years ago

    @Ketira shena Pretarasedrin

    NYC subways have been back in operation for about 3 weeks. Almost like nothing happened if you’re not in the far reaches of Queens or Staten Island.

  9. William Bednar

    William Bednar GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Considering the flooding of the subway system on the East coast, the Cities should consider speed boat service in the subways!

  10. DavidGBA

    DavidGBA said, almost 4 years ago

    LEDs are brighter and cheaper in the long run.

  11. Newshound41

    Newshound41 said, almost 4 years ago

    @Susan Wobb

    Having ridden the subways in several US cities, the stations in DC are unusually dark.

  12. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, almost 4 years ago

    The DC Metro is run VERY poorly. So Toles rants. I haven’t been on it in several years now (I’m in Annapolis), but it has really gone down hill, by all accounts.

  13. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, almost 4 years ago

    So does Dallas. As DART nears downtown, it goes underground – therefore a subway. I suspect most cities have them.

  14. pirate227

    pirate227 said, almost 4 years ago

    Yes, the underground stations are dimly lit but, it’s not like it’s dark. It’s not that bad.

  15. Jeddidyah

    Jeddidyah said, almost 4 years ago

    Right it might disturb the Rat and Bat habitat.

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