@mikelastort Metro employees abusing Kiss & Ride spaces again #wmata (Jeep is repeat offender) http://twitpic.com/xpq7yReader Mike has been vigilant about the abuse of the Kiss & Ride parking spaces by Metro employees at Takoma. Last year, we reported it here and here.
Back then, in response to the complaints, Metro said:
Employees have to park legally and follow the law. A staff notice was issued last year to all employees reminding them of this.
And yes, we do issue tickets everyday to vehicles that are parked illegally, including those owned by Metro employees. This also includes WMATA work vehicles.
If customers observe this activity and wish to report it, they can call Metro’s Transit Police at 202-962-2121.
For a while, the illegal parking at Takoma appeared to stop, but according to Mike, who took the pic above on Jan. 11, Metro employees are abusing it again.
Yes, things appear to shift at Metro, but they often revert to the status quo ante.
In a hilarious footnote to the story, we got this little tidbit from Mike on Jan. 24:
Took Metro to DC to see the Georgetown game. Got back to Takoma, and a Metro employee was washing his car in a K&R spot. Amazing!Wonder if that was on the clock? We asked if the car was a repeat offender, to which Mike said:
No, it was a car I never saw before. Heard music blasting from the platform. Went down the elevator, and it was this guy's car stereo. lolGood job, Metro.
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