Understandably, large companies don’t want their skeletons in the closet revealed to the world. however in the case of the WMATA, their skeletons seem to be bursting at the seams, culminating with the 2009 red line crash that killed 8 passengers and 1 driver. Although it has been two years since the incident, WMATA doesn’t [...]
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Tagged accident, analysis, cost, data mining, death, fare, metropostgirl, mta, public transportation, Review, subway, twitter, unsuckdcmetro, washington post, wmata
Government workers (aka “govvies”) get a bad reputation for many many things. Based on this article, government workers are getting paid on average of 20% less than those in the private sector. Another article suggests a more in-depth review that government works are overpaid in certain pay areas, but underpaid in others. I find the [...]
I think the disparity between organization leaders and the consumers that use the organization services could not be more apparent than with the WMATA. Here is my take on urban, public transportation: – it should be affordable for most people (not including those who are high-earners) – it should have a large enough network to [...]
It is no surprise that Metro is still in the red. Funding is still a huge problem and it doesn’t look like we subway commuters are going to get any reprieve anytime this year. It seems after reading commentary after commentary on the upcoming WMATA fare hikes, that they all revolve around Metro not having [...]
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Tagged budget, costs, efficiency, FAIL, general manager sarles, metropolitan, metrorail, money, safety, subway, washington dc, wmata
sucrose? do we need to be that specific with the type of sugar pop this is?
Some of the things that interested me about the movie Frozen was that it was a snowboarding/skiing movie and it was exactly the scenario I’ve talked with a few times with Mark. The summary from imdb.com sounded interesting: Three skiers are stranded on a chairlift and forced to make life-or-death choices that prove more perilous [...]
perhaps you should get someone to double check your translation before you make a sign and offend people.
I don’t have a picture of it because I don’t like taking photos of it. There is no doubt in my mind you have seen it before – group of friends get together (usually asian) to take a photo. everyone’s smiling and being fun, and then someone whips out the peace sign before the shutter [...]
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Tagged asian, cool, cute, FAIL, peace sign, photo, picture, pose, PSA, public service announcement, v sign
So I understand that one of the great things about the internet is that anyone can voice their opinion about anything. websites like Yelp help consumers find places with consistently high ratings, as written by users. The inherent problem is that you get good reviews that provide a reasonable amount of depth and you get [...]
After reading the following post, I became somewhat infuriated at how the writer glosses over the major reasons why we consider some public transportation good and some transportation bad.
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Tagged atc, blog, foia, metro, public transportation, rail system, subway, transparency, trust, washington dc, wmata