How Bloomberg’s 20-person graphics team visualizes the news

Last month, Washington D.C.’s Metro system experienced an unprecedented situation: It was shutting down for a whole work day leaving 700,000 people without a way to conveniently get to work. A massive surge of people clamored to hitch a ride, including on the city’s bike system and ride-hailing apps. As commuter chaos swallowed the city, Bloomberg Graphics lept into action.Read the full article

  • Virtual Gridlock: Relive the Agony of D.C.'s Metro Shutdown - 8 readers - Washington, D.C.’s Metro subway system transports more than 700,000 commuters to and from their jobs each day. But when the system completely closes with a day’s notice, as was the case today, commuters are left scrambling for other methods of transport.