Today's WaPo has a brief item about a Metrobus crash yesterday, and Twitterer TimClarkeJr filed complaints to WMATA and Montgomery Co. about "persistently reckless and dangerous buses turning onto GA Ave in Silver Spring."
We steer clear of them whenever possible while driving, and when biking in DC, they are enemy #1.
In 2004, only 25 percent of passengers felt Metrobus was "safe from accidents," In 2005, that rose slightly to 27 percent, but in 2007 dropped to 17 percent. This is from the same study that recently got a lot of hype for reporting the median income of Metro riders was over $120K (Correx $102K).
Recently, DC Examiner reported that Metro fired 38 bus drivers in 2008 for drug and alcohol violations.
Traffic on the decline in DC metro? (WaPo)