For those who were unaware, Metro is unsafe, so says the FTA. From today’s Washington Post,
Federal safety inspections of Metro’s rail system have found that the transit agency is failing to provide basic safety protections — including working fire extinguishers and clear escape routes — to help its riders in the event of an emergency evacuation.
“Although we are still compiling our final report from these inspections, the seriousness of these findings and a clear concern for public safety compel me to direct WMATA to take immediate action,” wrote Thomas Littleton, the FTA’s associate administrator for safety.
These latest safety issues were found AFTER metro shut down the entire system for an emergency inspection of power cables. Today there was another Orange Line delay. It’s hard not to feel sorry for those people who have to ride metro and those who have to pay the bills for it. The latter would be YOU.