Thursday, May 20, 2010
Hey Metro! We've got an idea to improve your withered image. Hear us out.
We know the bar is low. Seriously, it's way, way down there. We're pretty sure a slug has no problem getting over it. It's really more of an indentation, isn't it?
We also know the coming fare increases aren't going to improve your image or your performance.
Halfway, is not where you're meeting us. If it were, there'd be "peak of the peak service" to go along with "peak of the peak" fare increases, but you're not offering that. Really, the whole thing is a case of us meeting you on YOUR terms.
But here's one thing you can do for us. Just a teeny weeny, itsy bitsy concession. Now stay with is here, Metro. It's a wacky idea.
How about "Corpse-free Fridays?"
That's right. On Fridays alone you promise we won't see dead people, and we'll swallow the fare hikes.
Show a little respect for the deceased and for your riders, and inspect the trains like you say you do.
C'mon Metro. Make those massive increases worth it. Offering a corpse-free commute to kick off the weekend really is the least you can do.
The latest on the Metro death (Examiner)
Woman attacked on Metrobus (Fox)
Nearly four decades in, and we're back to the basics (WMATA)/Post version
No Orange Line b/w WFC and EFC for three weekends (WMATA)
Unsuck on Kojo
Posted by Unsuck DC Metro at 7:33 AM