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Wed Mar 16, 2016, 08:04 PM

OK, so after 2 major fires and one fatality, they shut the DC Metro down for inspection today

Just look at what they found in 6 places, inspection only 80% complete:

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 08:22 PM

1. The owners of this country have decided that no money will be

spent on improving or rebuilding our infrastructure.

Our tax dollars are to be used for invasions, wars, coups, occupations,

military hardware and weapons, imprisonment of our citizens, subsidies for

multi billion dollar corporations, and bailouts for Wall Street.

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Response to SamKnause (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 10:40 PM

10. Great post.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #10)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 11:12 PM

11. Thank you.

I wish everything that I typed was a lie, but alas it is the truth.

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Response to SamKnause (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:01 AM

14. Actually, our tax money is to go to them directly with no actual reason needed.

 

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 08:24 PM

2. Yeah, it's good Metro is taking safety seriously.

But why the hell didn't they give commuters a couple of days to make alternative arrangements? Assholes.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 08:37 PM

3. And how many people can die in those couple of days

and it's OK with you so you won't be inconvenienced?

WTF?

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Response to passiveporcupine (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 08:41 PM

4. Porcupine, be a little more open-mined when you listen, okay? I'm not a mass murderer.

I totally approve of the safety measures. I think Metro should have given commuters a little advance notice. Got it? I just expect managers to do a little better job of managing. Is that too much to ask? Maybe they could have acted sooner? You think?

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Response to Nitram (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 08:43 PM

6. Yes they could have acted sooner...but they didn't

So once they found a serious problem, they should have just given you notice, in spite of how many things might have gone wrong?

Come on...did you look at that mess? It needed to be fixed now, not in a couple of days.

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Response to passiveporcupine (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 07:17 AM

15. It's not like this problem suddenly appeared out of nowhere.

Obviously it has been building up over the years. To put off proper maintenance and safety inspections for that long and then announce a shut-down on the same day is poor management, to say the least.

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 08:42 PM

5. The Senate doesn't have to take the DC Metro. They don't care if people burn up in a fire

 

Infrastructure

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 08:55 PM

7. Metro reflects the DC government in general.

 

There are breakdowns, fires, etc. The elevator and escalators work about half the time. They have plenty of employees, and spend lots of money, but the system is a shambles. The Russians run their antique system in Moscow better than DC Metro, and they haul like ten times the passengers. Poor DC is just screwed, can't do anything right.

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Response to HassleCat (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 01:33 AM

13. 'The Washington Metro, commonly called Metro and branded Metrorail,[5] is the rapid transit system

serving the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area in the United States. It is administered by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), which also operates Metrobus service under the Metro name.[6] Besides the District, Metro serves several jurisdictions in Maryland and Virginia. In Maryland, Metro provides service to Montgomery and Prince George's counties; in Virginia, to Fairfax and Arlington counties and the independent city of Alexandria. The system is currently being expanded into Loudoun County, Virginia. The Metro service area is largely coextensive with the inner ring of the Washington metropolitan area. Opened in 1976, the network now includes six lines, 91 stations, and 117 miles (188 km) of route.'

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Metro

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 08:56 PM

8. Maybe a Koch brothers hit job

 

they have fought electric mass transit in every city for the past 35 yrs. Portland OR went thru hell trying to get and expand light rail b/c of those assholes. Theyre still funding the opposition for more expansion.

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 09:47 PM

9. Damn! Well, least they're paying closer attention now. nt

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 11:13 PM

12. Pizza rat need to floss his teeth? WTF?

 

Okay so what the hell did that? Don't tell me that is from neglect.

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