From an anonymous reader:
Approximately 10 days ago (Dec. 20), a large glass pane that is mounted behind a bench at the Vienna station bus stop was completely shattered. The broken glass remained there for several days, exactly where it fell.
On Dec. 30, I noticed that most of the glass pieces had been swept a few feet across the sidewalk and onto the grass.
I told a Metro employee that the broken glass was still there, and he said this incident had been reported to 'Maintenance.'
I replied that it wasn't safe to leave the glass on the ground like that, and I didn't understand why Metro employees didn't use a dust pan to pick up the pieces when they apparently used a broom.
I told him it was a "half-ass clean-up job."
He agreed and said that everything Metro does is "half-ass."
Not that it really matters much, but the glass pane has not been replaced.
Jan. 4 Update: Someone did move the remaining pieces of glass off the sidewalk and onto the grass with the rest of the pile, but that's it. My guess is a rider, not a Metro employee, did that with his or her foot.
A taste of things to come? (WaPo)
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