Monday, December 7, 2009
Call me a daredevil, but I always ride in the first car of trains. They're definitely less crowded, and I'd rather walk a bit further than feel like a sardine.
Besides, does putting the least safe, most likely to telescope, cars in the middle, where most people are, make any sense at all?
Anyway, this morning, as the train was pulling up at East Falls Church, I got a quick glimpse of a Charles Schwab advertisement facing me from in the operator's cabin of car 6006 as it was pulling up.
It was being used as a "privacy screen," probably to keep people from taking pictures of the operators. Considering they operators' cabin is already tinted, I'm not sure why they do this.
I didn't think much of it at the time, but a little while later, I realized I was in a car obviously sponsored by Charles Schwab. There were ads everywhere, and sure enough, one of the little square ads, the one closest to the operator's booth, was missing.
I'm sure advertisers don't appreciate this, and that can't be good for the bottom line.
FFX Co. looks to buses. (WaPo)
5, no 3 percent of your fares will never be used (Examiner)
Posted by Unsuck DC Metro at 8:00 AM