Friday, April 01, 2016

DC Metro has "insulted" riders


It may look a bit crude, but a model train-set can show how Metro could get around a line closure for some months.  Simply, get the local government (probably Arlington or DC) to reserve a lane only for buses, at least during business hours, and run enough double-buses continuously for the load, and cycle the traffic lights.  Have the express buses stop only at Metro stations.  Run 24x7 for people who work non-normal hours or reverse commute, and to help businesses.

I would think that the above-ground portions of the system are less in need of maintenance, but Stadium-Armory goes outside, and seems to have a disproportionate share of outages.
 


We still haven’t been told specifically what maintenance needs to be done, but it seems a lot of it has to do with the power distribution itself.

A Washington Post editorial Friday calls Metro’s “threat” an “insult to riders.”

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