Tuesday, March 31, 2009
According to the DC Examiner, Metro is "taking a closer look at recent train derailments."
Metro spokesman Steven Taubenkibel said it was only the seventh derailment in the system's 33-year history in which passengers were aboard.
“We have to take a very close look at our practices internally,” Taubenkibel said. “We have to take a very introspective look.”
What does that even mean? Why didn't he speak clearly and say Metro was going to fix the problem and that riders shouldn't be worried?
Maybe it's because he knows that years of mismanagement and neglect may finally be coming home to roost.
We found the last sentence amusing: Next year, the transit system will get a special vehicle that can evaluate the track for flaws. Let's hope the new vehicle doesn't derail because recently Metro's track equipment doesn't have a very good record!