Tuesday, June 22, 2010

One Year Later

Mary Doolittle, 59

Veronica DuBose, 29

Ana Fernandez, 40

Dennis Hawkins, 64

LaVonda Nicole King, 23

Jeanice McMillan, 42

Ann Wherley, 62

Retired Maj. Gen. David F. Wherley Jr., 62

Cameron Taihi Williams, 37

15 comments:

GrapesOfRough said...

And is Metro a safer, more reliable service?

Yeah, right...

Anonymous said...

So many lives cut short because of Metro. So many families will have to live the rest of their lives knowing their loved ones didn't need to die.

Frank said...

I think of this as a Metro publicity stunt. Metro gathers together families of accident victims, the interested public, and the media to tell how much better Metro is at protecting the riding public. A great staged photo-op showing "concerned" faces, the whole time ignoring their safety record before and after the accident.

“OK we can wash our hands of this now” running through their heads while Jackie Jeter looks on and tries to think how her union can make a couple of extra bucks out of this.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe Metro hasn't fixed any of the problems that caused the Red Line crash. We're still running crappy cars on tracks with malfunctioning circuits. I never would have thought Metro would be less safe one year later -- if the crash wasn't a wake-up call, what will it take for Metro to take their jobs seriously?

So sad for the families. Sad day.

Anonymous said...

no words....really, just no words.

Anonymous said...

The least they could do is well... do something about it.

Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to those who lost loved ones because of a callous and uncaring system.

I a confident everyone will drive to the memorial instead of taking Metro.

Chris said...

Via @vebah

Red Line Accident memorial service getting set up outside Ft Totten #wmata http://twitpic.com/1z02tp

Chris said...

Via @nbcwashington Watch Metro Crash Memorial Live at 10 a.m.: http://bit.ly/b9RRvW #dcmetro #wmata

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your memorial on your blog, Unsuck!

saber_saw25 said...

Did anyone catch the article in the Post this past weekend? It was pretty harsh on Metro and how last minute this all was. A lot of the families have said they will not attend and are still furious with Metro over the lack of change and compassion for them.

I couldn't find the link for it right away to post with my comments.

Unsuck DC Metro said...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/08/AR2010060805256.html?hpid=newswell

Anonymous said...

Have you seen what greater greater washington has said about you?

MPC said...

I think Dave Alpert on GGW has a legitimate point. What he means to say is that if you just toned down on your criticism, people would think that Metro was better than it was, and more people would ride it.

I think he (rightly) concludes that people shouldn't be confused with negative criticism, because everyone would just be happier if they thought everyone was A-OK.

Matt G said...

@MPC, +1

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