Monday, March 7, 2011

Unlike some Other Subway Systems...

"Unlike some subway systems (which will remain nameless), you don't see rats the size of house cats roaming Metro. Why not? Because we're so strict about eating and drinking in the system. So help us keep the critters away. Please don't eat or drink on Metro."

Via @chelseydc Wow. Someone missed the 'No Food On Metro' memo... #WMATA #Nasty

@Tony_Leo No food on the metro, eh? #wmata

Via @
lefthandrob Words, there are none #wmata

Via @lefthandrob Every afternoon, north green/yellow platform @ Gallery Place, a food mess #wmata

Via Mr. T in DC: A typical scene at the Columbia Heights Metro station: a mysterious dark puddle, likely urine, a stack of pancakes from IHOP, an empty booze bottle, and the remnants of graffiti on the granite. There are several garbage cans within a couple of dozen feet, and public restrooms in DCUSA right across the street.

From Matt:
Woodrow, the White House Mouse has a lot of cousins ... the WMATA mice. Here's a shot of one taken at Waterfront Metro. I couldn't get a good shot of the four I saw at L'Enfant Plaza. They're almost cute, unlike rats, but it was a bit alarming to see one start to climb the wall.

Other items:
BART cloth seats are nasty, and WMATA is considering them for its new cars (NYTimes)
Metro CIO suddenly quits (Examiner)
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