Thursday, July 15, 2010

Hot Cars are Repaired Before Returning to Service. Really?

Photo courtesy of @metro_man who runs the wtfmetro blog.

So, Metro told the DC Paratransit blog that cars with broken air conditioning are "removed from service where they are inspected, tested, and repaired before returning to service."

Wonder what happened to ol' sweatbox #1030?
A tweet from July 9:  @Lliannanshe #wmata #hotcar on the red line. Car1030

A tweet from July 14:  @rye_observer @metroopensdoors red line car 1030 has zero a/c #wmata

And the picture above, which was snapped on July 14, was accompanied by the following tweet: @metro_man  #wmata HOT CAR. (2nd day in a row)
Maybe WMATA just missed this one. Or maybe WMATA should come up with a "repair" that lasts more than a few days. Or maybe WMATA should just be a little more honest with riders. 

Remember when a corpse was left to ride the rails despite WMATA's claim that they inspect the cars before sending them out?

Again, we urge you continue tweeting "#hotcar car number @metroopensdoors."

Other items:
NTSB to meet July 27 to present Red Line crash findings (NTSB)
Funding approved for new Rosslyn entrance (ARLnow)
Search on for MetroAccess driver accused of rape (WJLA)
Greenbelt votes on controversial bus changes (Gazette)

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