Boston transit complaint could weigh on Metro’s push to nix late-night service
I get it, people need Metro (although I suspect improving the bus system would do a lot more for lower-income commuters, I certainly don’t know that for sure.) But they need a Metro that isn’t constantly, quite literally on fire, or causing people to choke to death in its cars. Not being killed by the train is a civil rights issue of sorts, as well.
As Wiedefeld says in the piece, this isn’t about cutting maintenance costs. It’s about literally, physically enabling required maintenance to occur. While I wish this wasn’t the case, the reality is that Metro isn’t – and never was – designed for late-night service.
DC probably should have a world-class, late-night transit system. But the fact that it should doesn’t mean that it does, or that you can take a relatively basic commuting system and declare it one by fiat. Well, actually, you can do that (we did!), it’s just that eventually it’ll start killing its passengers.