We have yet to hear from anyone who actually spoke with him, but according to Metro, "the overwhelming reaction was positive, with lots of thanks and praise from the customers."
Metro added that "while Mr. Catoe is not able to get out and speak to the public as much as he would like, he does ride the train everyday to and from work."
We all know the Board could do a little more riding.
Opinions of Catoe's ride, while scarce, were varied on Twitter.
One twitterer asked why Catoe chose to ride the half of the Red Line less affected by the June 22 accident.
Another called it a gutsy move, and yet another said he hoped Catoe had a bodyguard.
Another, ironically we think, asked if it was "to show that the Red Line is safe because even the GM rides it."
On a more humorous note, another hoped Catoe wouldn’t take their seat.
What would you have said to Catoe?