Throwing Money Down a Metro Hole

metro-cartoonThose wacky guys and gals at the Washington, DC Metro system are at it again. It’s quite an experience having the largest mass transit system in the world run by an improv group. Just last week the head of the Metro board proposed shutting down one of the lines for six months so maintenance that should have been done years ago could be completed.

Mass transit suddenly becomes Missing transit.

Construction and maintenance has never been a strong point for the Metro. God help us if a Metro executive ever moves into the airline industry. Which reminds me, airlines and Metro have some things in common.

Passengers are at their mercy, you’re wedged into aluminum tubes with strangers and you’ve always got an ear tuned for the cry of “Allahu Akbar!”

There are also more prosaic similarities and that’s what this week’s Newsmax.com column concerns. How Metro wasted years and millions on a communication project while airlines made money from theirs.

Click on the hyperlink below. I promise it won’t be time wasted.

http://www.newsmax.com/MichaelShannon/AT-T-Cellphone-Washington-D-C-/2016/03/24/id/720765/

 

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