June 25, 2009

Random Commuter Observation

Since the big crash earlier this week, Dee Cee's Metro has started having its drivers run the trains manually instead of relying on the computerized autopilot.

The ride has been noticeably different, with herky-jerky braking and unsteady throttle control. It's almost enough to make one seasick. And how the heck am I supposed to look suave and debonair standing there in the aisle when I'm getting thrown off my feet all the time?

Posted by Robert at June 25, 2009 08:01 AM | TrackBack

Suave and debonair? On the Metro?? Ha ha ha ha...

Posted by: GroovyVic at June 25, 2009 08:31 AM

Yes. That's pronounced "swave and de-BONE-er" of course.

Posted by: Robbo the LB at June 25, 2009 10:47 AM

Just wait until they take the 1000 series cars out of service. Then the trains will be so packed that the crush of humanity will prevent us from being thrown side-to-side.

If they do take the cars out of service, I'm sure the impact will be felt most on the blue and yellow lines I ride. And if that happens, that'll be the day I give up my gubmint transit subsidy and start driving to work.

Posted by: ChrisN at June 25, 2009 10:51 AM