Friday, July 23, 2010

Reason #7 Why I Hate The Metro

The Washington DC Metro is a marvel of modern engineering - 1968 engineering - and it shows. Perennially underfunded, they don't have a "strategic vision", despite being the nation's second busiest transit system.

This grainy cell phone picture shows water dripping audibly in the tunnel next to the electrified third rail into a grate where the lights go. That green smear under the grate is a rather sizable plant which has volunteered to grow there for a while now. It's got everything it needs -- light, water, soil (presumably), and an inattentive Metro management.

Do you think the train is maintained any better?

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