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9 years ago @ http://unsuckdcmetro.b... - Come on DC. Offer Your... · 3 replies · +10 points

If you're an able-bodied person sitting in a seat it's common courtesy and your job to be paying attention for someone who may need your seat.

As for "chose to be pregnant," we were all lucky enough to have someone who carried and birthed us so pay it forward. You didn't just appear on this earth.

9 years ago @ http://unsuckdcmetro.b... - Come on DC. Offer Your... · 0 replies · +9 points

I offer my seat on the train or the bus to anyone who looks like they might need or want a seat.

There are always going to be jerks out there; if people are being jerks and ignoring you then speak up and ask the group for a seat. This might also turn that glaring person into someone who will speak up on your behalf.

9 years ago @ http://unsuckdcmetro.b... - Some Things Never Chan... · 4 replies · -14 points

As far as I am aware, all the track circuit replacement since the accident has been completed, and they still do constant checking and maintenance to prevent that from happening again.

Even a system that fails that spectacularly but rarely is safer than the implication of the poster above, which is that operators are just driving trains as you would drive a car on the road. The train cannot just go through a red stop signal.

9 years ago @ http://unsuckdcmetro.b... - Some Things Never Chan... · 8 replies · -19 points

Signaling and automatic train protection are still in place so it's not like the operators are just out there driving the trains around blind. The train protection system automatically prevents trains from getting too close together.

9 years ago @ http://unsuckdcmetro.b... - Too Much to ask Metro ... · 1 reply · -2 points

I can't really see what the issue is here - he alerted the police to the situation moments after it happened and they went to chase the guy down. Unless we want MTPD to start being the thought police and stopping people because of the "malicious intent" in their eyes, what exactly was supposed to happen here?

9 years ago @ http://unsuckdcmetro.b... - Too Much to ask Metro ... · 0 replies · +7 points

Well considering the writer called people "cowards" for "not helping," whatever that means, I assumed that he DID want people to dispense vigilante justice on the guy.

9 years ago @ http://unsuckdcmetro.b... - Too Much to ask Metro ... · 0 replies · +11 points

Naylor Road is aerial, so Josh was heading down OUT of the station and the "punk" was heading up the escalator toward the platform.

10 years ago @ http://unsuckdcmetro.b... - The Do-Nothing Bus Driver · 0 replies · +6 points

huh?

10 years ago @ http://unsuckdcmetro.b... - \'Lack of Confidence i... · 0 replies · +10 points

The excuse for why Metro can't turn trains at Stadium Armory is a total cover-your-ass move. It's not that they "can't" turn trains there (since they already do), it's that they are scared that one of their incompetent operators will cause a derailment and PR nightmare for Metro. The person who blamed a "lack of confidence" has it exactly right.

This comment from another person who knows a lot about train operations sums things up well: http://greatergreaterwashington.org/post/16998/br...

10 years ago @ http://unsuckdcmetro.b... - Ticket · 3 replies · +48 points

Don't just fight it in court, you need to lodge a complaint with MTPD or MCPD or whoever they work for. You have the officer's ID number at the bottom there.