Is it possible that there is some slight unsucking going on?
We haven’t been offloaded from an Orange Line train in weeks, which could just be a lucky run, but the announcements on the trains seem to be clearer, and just the other day our station manager buddy Khalil was spotted chatting friendlily with what appeared to be a rider, not a co-worker. This is in stark contrast to the last time we saw him hunkered down in his kiosk of solitude.
There certainly haven't been as many twitstorms of late, and finally, someone was actually wiping down the grungy metallic median on the upper escalators at Federal Center SW the other day. That thing looked like it hadn't been touched since the Carter presidency.
Have you noticed anything?
Anyway, the jury is still way, way out on this, but there’s certainly one performance metric that has shown conclusive and indisputable improvement, and that’s Metro’s tweeting, long the source of good-natured mockery on this blog.
Over the past week or so, there were only a handful of cut off messages.
Now, dishing out praise for appearing to understand Twitter's 140-character limit may seem over the top, but hey, it’s Metro, and we’ll take any improvement we can get.
In the meantime, here's a little of suggestions for Metro, which is by no means comprehensive, but could totally eliminate those unsightly cut off messages:
Addison Road=Addison Rd
Both directions=both dir
Pentagon City=Pent city
Eliminate the word “line” altogether
Prince George’s Plaza=PG Plaza
Metro Center=Metro Ctr
There are more, but baby steps. Come on @metroopensdoors! You’re almost there!
NY's MTA gets creative with fares (NY Times) h/t @RegBazile
LA transit union says no to cameras (LA Times) h/t @hostagehoosier
Relive 6/22 (WTOP)
Metro to test buses for emissions, cost effectiveness (Examiner)