Spooky Special: The Ghost Metros: Episode 20

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When we talk about metros built after WWII, we normally think of the big three: MARTA, BART, and the Washington Metro. However, there also exist the forgotten middle children of the era: the PATCO Hi-Speedline, the Baltimore Metro SubwayLink, Miami Metrorail, and the Cleveland Red Line. Tune in to learn each of these systems' stories, plus their quirks, successes, and shortfalls. These systems point us toward a brighter tomorrow, and they show what can be created with a little political will.


References & notes

  1. [1] The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia: PATCO
  2. [2] Wikipedia: List of United States rapid transit systems by ridership
  3. [3] Wikipedia: PATCO Speedline
  4. [4] phillynrhs: The PATCO Hi-Speedline
  5. [5] Port Authority Transit Corporation: About PATCO
  6. [6] New Jersey Monthly: Celebrating 50 Years of the PATCO Speedline
  7. [7] Wikipedia: Baltimore Metro SubwayLink
  8. [8] Transit Porn: Subways that never were: Baltimore
  9. [9] UrbanRail.Net: Baltimore
  10. [10] Bloomberg CityLab: It’s Time to Celebrate Baltimore's Much-Maligned Metro
  11. [11] Roads to the Future: Baltimore Metro Subway
  12. [12] Wikipedia: Metrorail (Miami-Dade County)
  13. [13] Metro Jacksonville: Miami Metrorail
  14. [14] Wikipedia: Red Line (RTA Rapid Transit)
  15. [15] Jon Bell: Cleveland, Ohio: Red Line
  16. [16] Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority: Red Line 50th Anniversary
  17. [17] Alchetron: Red Line (Cleveland)