David L. Gunn, a so-called transit guru, issued his secret (ooohhhhh), oral report to WMATA’s Board of Directors in a flailing attempt to rerail Metro.
Gunn’s top recommendations, according to Metro?
- Resolve safety issues;
- Recruit a new premanent [sic] general manager;
- Deal with deteriorating financial trends; and
- Control escalating MetroAccess subsidies.
So yeah, Gunn got 20 grand to come up with that stuff. As @NOVA_Dad said, "I could have done an assessment for $100 bucks and a case of imported beer, and the results would have been the same."
The rest of Gunn’s report was filled with common sense pretty much anyone who rode Metro or read an article about Metro in the past year could have come up with. To be fair, common sense is a rare commodity at WMATA, so perhaps it was worth it.
Unsuck DC Metro has obtained a leaked, written copy (Word) of the “Gunn Paper,” which was given orally to the WMATA Board of Directors. At a price of $20K, we riders were given the report another way.
Another 200,000 dimes flushed.
More advice for Metro (at least it was free)