Update: The operator above was suspended for five days without pay.
According to "ThePearlNecklace," the YouTube user who uploaded this video:
"This is D. Marshall. It looks like he's sleeping, but he is actually holding a Blackberry between his legs. The train is moving under automatic control but no one is watching out for what is in front of it! Track workers are frequently out walking the tracks, and if there had been any present, no one would have seen them in front of this train. This was on the Blue Line toward Franconia-Springfield between King St. and Van Dorn St. on 6/5/09 around 3:55 p.m."
How about putting a camera in the cabs, Metro? You watch us enough.
Original post on YouTube here.
Flickering track circuit (WaPo)
Red Line riders getting fed up (WaPo)
Metro mulls $177 Red Line rehab ( Washington Examiner)