Just when you try to give WMATA some good press ...
Here's a photo of an empty S9 STUCK at 15th and Columbia Road, NW.
Anyway, when you look at the photo, you'll notice that there are no cars around it. Why? Because there is no traffic.
As this attempted to make a right turn at this narrow intersection, they were very unsuccessful, and the bus ended way up on the sidewalk, wedged up against cars on both sides and the traffic light/street .
Courtesy of this one S9 Metrobus, traffic on 15th Street, Columbia Road, and Girard Street was all backed up this morning, adding a nice 15-minute delay to many of our mornings.
As we know, the S9 runs up 16th - so why it was attempting to turn off of Columbia Road, I just don't know. I wonder if this ill-advised turn is part of Ms. Jeter's latest pledge?
Now is the time for us to protect ourselves and our jobs!
Perform all duties strictly by the S.O.P.'s (Standard Operating Procedures)
Don't Give Metro any reason to write us up, suspend us, or fire us anymore!
"We Make It Work"
ATU Local 689, Jackie Lynn Jeter, President
There's lots of other ways to get to 16th Street -- why did the bus have to try make THIS turn at this narrow intersection? I wonder if there's a rule about that?
What say you Metro? ATU Local 689?
And from another reader:
Not sure how long [this bus] had been there, but it was blocking traffic on 15th. Then a cop that was dispatched to direct traffic blocked one lane on with his car. Not sure why. Maybe so the drivers on Columbia Rd would suffer as much as those on 15th.