Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Tweet us your NextBus experiences
There's no doubt Metro has had a terrible run lately.
It has been so bad that we're seeing a lot of email and tweets from people who say they're done with Metro entirely, opting instead for driving, walking or cycling.
The week after the crash saw 208,751 fewer riders than the week before.
But while there was a big drop off in ridership the day after the crash, the numbers returned to more or less their trending levels by that Wednesday. Reports of stuffed trains haven't slowed either.
It will be interesting to see if recent woes will drive people away over the long term. Have you sworn off Metro?
Ridership the week before accident *
June 15: 775,669
June 16: 818,541
June 17: 813,915
June 18: 806,869
June 19: 823,416
Week of crash
June 22: 743,437
June 23: 718,367
June 24: 806,837
June 25: 813,554
June 26: 747,464
The lawsuit against WMATA (PDF)
Red Line not doing normal turnbacks (WaPo)
Audio of Catoe's press conference yesterday (WMATA)
Will Metro be ready July 4? (WTOP)
Posted by Unsuck DC Metro at 7:49 AM