Thanks to SE for pointing out this New York Times article about today's blizzard. Here's the key excerpt:
"... New York would see 12 to 15 inches — a lot, to be sure, but less than had piled up in places farther south during the storm last week. In New York itself, the worst was expected later in the day, potentially creating a nightmarish commute home. Some transit lines planned extra service for early afternoon, figuring that workers who made it into the city in the morning would abandon their desks before the regular quitting time."
Can you IMAGINE such a thing? Transit officials looking ahead to bad weather from the passenger's point of view?
On Sunday, I waited an hour for the single Green Line train that was running to take me from Navy Yard to Fort Totten, where I walked 3 miles home to Silver Spring. The walking is fine; I understand they couldn't run above ground.
While I was at Navy Yard there was not a single sign or employee to tell us when to expect a train.
Signs like the one in the photo were the norm.
SEPTA v WMATA