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Two P6 buses arrived at the Rhode Island Ave. Metro at approximately 7:35 p.m. Tuesday evening.From Sean:
I had been waiting since 6:25.
Upon boarding the bus (number 2412), I asked the operator about the delay.
He not only got annoyed with me for questioning him, but he ordered me off the bus in a very threatening manner.
He stated he was not moving and that I was "getting off of his bus."
I ran to a Metro police officer I had been talking with, and told them what happened.
They asked the bus operator to take me as long as I did not say anything to him.
Last time I checked, I have a First Amendment right to free speech.
From now on, I will record every bus operator I ask a legitimate to.
Metro, you need to get your act together and stop hiring THUGS!
While in Silver Spring around 5 p.m. on April 5, I was on my bike crossing Georgia Ave. at a pedestrian crosswalk.Other items:
I had the light.
Though I was already around halfway through the crosswalk, the driver of the Metrobus made a right turn onto Georgia Ave.
He made no attempt to slow down and would have hit me if I didn't stop.
Despite the fact that I had the right of way, and it was his responsibility to yield, he yelled at me to wait as he passed by.
Here come fare hikes (Examiner) (WaPo take)
Metro always eco-friendly (Connection)
DC's escalator nightmare (Reason.com)