NATION’S SECOND LARGEST METRO SYSTEM IS SHUT DOWN
The Washington Metropolitan Region has fallen to second place, after Los Angeles, for the honor of having the most hours "on the road" annually for auto commuters. We've been in first place before and it's usually LA that we are vying with for this tremendous honor. But, hey, the Los Angeles region has around 18.5 million people compared to our paltry 6 million. On the other hand, we do have the nation's second largest METRO subway system after New York City. Our 181 mile long system racked up 215.3 million trips, or 712,843 trips per weekday, in fiscal year 2015.