Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Don't Drink Booze on Metro

Egg man: Eating hard boiled eggs and throwing the shells on the floor. Via Wes

Via Alex

I've gotten a lot of emails about the enforcement of the no eating or drinking rule.

It took a couple months, but Metro finally got back to me with information about the number of eating and drinking citations they issue.

From Jan. 1, 2011 to July 31, 2011, Metro issued only 11 eating citations and eight drinking (non-alcohol) citations. On the other hand, they issued a whopping 888 alcohol citations.

Here's the list if you're interested.

I also asked them for the amount of the citations, but Metro said "WMATA does not set the fines for violations of public ordinances or laws. This is set by the local governments. Therefore, our files do not reflect the citation costs."

Interestingly, MTA's new chief opposes a ban on eating and drinking in NYC.

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