It’s a nightmare for riders, and it’s one of the big reasons why many people are comfortable taking Metrorail but are intimidated by the bus. It’s also one of the big reasons why D.C. Circulator, with its small number of easy to understand routes, is often preferred over Metrobus.

But what can a big transit agency like WMATA do? Obviously eliminating most of its routes in order to show a simple map would not be productive.

[Continue reading Dan Malouff’s post at BeyondDC.]

Dan Malouff is an Arlington County transportation planner who blogs independently at The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.