Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Baltimore Rail Transit: Epic Fail
The term "epic fail" was made popular by a site called the "Fail Blog," it shows pictures and words that were big mistakes and are given the term "fail" sometimes if something is a huge failure, the term "epic fail" is used.So what's the post? This isn't it what I have come up with will be a serious of posts that will closely examine "Fails" that both have been built and are proposed. Stay tuned for multiple "Fails" I'm sure you won't be surprised.
I recently went out with fellow bloggers to take pictures of MARC Stations in Howard County, all of which are on the Camden Line or the Orange Line if localized. My Colleagues asked me what written post or posts I have in mind to go with these pictures. I did not have an answer at the time which is not unusual when I take pictures and eventually the written word comes later.
Obviously if I meet up with seasoned Professional Planners and current Bloggers; Peter Tocco and Gerald Neilly, Mass Transit WILL be discussed at great lengths. When I had some brain storming time to myself (much later) I came to the conclusion that when it comes to planning and building (or not building) Transit Lines, and the TOD that should accompany it, the Baltimore Region has failed in multiple categories. With so many failures, I hereby dub transit in Baltimore an "Epic Fail"