Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Make it Stop!


When will it stop?

Yesterday, you had this little mishap, which, according to Metro, looks worse than it is, yet you have to wonder how an operator made such a fundamental mistake as to run a red light. The same mistake in a different situation could have been disastrous.

This morning, we woke up to the sad, but all too regular, news that two more Metro workers were killed on the job. The fatalities will have to be investigated, causing major delays on the Red Line again.

Metro is broken. The "safety of culture" strikes again. All the shake ups and safety stand downs haven't worked. It's smoke and mirrors. The suckometer can't go much higher.


Related:
WaPo story

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

As disturbing and ill timed as this may seem, can we get a running Metro death clock/counter? Might shame them into some action.

Anonymous said...

This is Metro. That meter should be broken. It would be moving momentarily. ;)

Anonymous said...

For what it's worth, the orange line was totally FUBAR this morning as well. "-- Train 14" is not something you want to see in the morning alongside an already overcrowding platform.

Anonymous said...

What is sad is if it wasn't for the press, Metro probably would not even have admitted it happened. We probably would have heard about "a situation" and "temporary delays."

Anonymous said...

Catoe's death toll increases yet again

Anonymous said...

That's it for me. I can't take it any more. I'll walk, ride my bike, crawl, drive, carpool, hitchhike, jog, whatever to work from now on. ANYTHING BUT WMATA.

Anonymous said...

I don't get it. The "truck" that hit them does not seem that difficult to see out of (from what I can tell of the bad photos of it). So WHAT was that driver doing to hit these guys? No lights? Texting to babe? Reading TMZ news on the downloadable app?

This isn't a "Catoe death toll" as I cannot blame the "cat" when the "rats" just won't pay attention and just won't care. He can't fire all of em but I sure wish he could fire the board and union. Train operator who almost ran down track inspectors - not said but implied - with potentially vicious glee - was punished.... by one week's suspension. Woohee... man dat musta hurt.

Anonymous said...

I've signed up (a while) ago for Metro e-alerts. I think they've already sent 4 alerts indicating the problem has been resolved. . . in case I couldn't read the first 3!

Anonymous said...

Rode Cold Bike to Work
Skinned My Knee on Crappy Wooden Bridge
Still Better Than This Shit

Roma said...

Squee! Metro haiku! Unsuck: can you have a contest?

Unsuck DC Metro said...

@ Roma: submit one, and we'll start it.

Unsuck DC Metro said...

@ Roma got yours. Will put them in a separate post later ok? Thanks!

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