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Redline Metro Derailed at Farragut North - February 12, 2010, 10:30 AM

Ongoing snow-related mayhem.

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metro seems to become more and more dangerous everyday


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It's time to shut the damn system down and have the Federal Government take it over.

Most unsafe Public Transportation system in America. Either trains are killing track workers, constant track fires, derailments, and trains running into each other.

This system is fucked.

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It's time to shut the damn system down and have the Federal Government take it over.
Right, the government is gonna do better...are they all gonna work from home while it's shut down?
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Thank God no one was hurt.

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Right, the government is gonna do better...are they all gonna work from home while it's shut down?
We'd do helluva better job than PG County could do. Unless we can raise enough cash to bribe Jack Johnson with of course.

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No one ever mentions the thousands of trains that run the system with no problems at all. I mean if you take an area as wack as DC and run any sort of rail system at all, then I think it's an accomplishment. On the other hand, one of the metro officials, when asked why metro was only running its underground trains every 30 minutes, said one of her main reasons was that people hadn't ought to be out, that they had no business being out and going anywhere. I'm sorry, but that is not a reason to cut service. I'll bet she's fat so if I worked at McDonald's and she walked in, I'd say you're fat enough and you don't need a big mac so move on down the road, lady.


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How would they blame it on snow? Farragut north is underground.
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Right, the government is gonna do better...are they all gonna work from home while it's shut down?
DC is unique. We are a city with NO state budget to support us.
The city does not have the budget nor support to properly run the system.
The greatest stresses on the system are pretty much put on it by Federal workers.
For all intensive purposes, this IS a "mission critical" Federal transportation infrastructure system, thus you might as well treat it as such and start throwing Federal money behind it to get it all sorted out.



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Do you think that Metro does not get federal money?
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Do you think that Metro does not get federal money?
I already know it does - but not enough. It's more or less a subsidy.



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The government already oversees it. The Federal Rail Association or FRA is the federal watchdog of all rail lines.

I agree with OSD. do you know how many trains Metro runs a day with no issues?

A lot more people are injured crashing in cars on our roads.

For the record there were no casualties and minimal injuries on the derailment.


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The government already oversees it. The Federal Rail Association or FRA is the federal watchdog of all rail lines.

I agree with OSD. do you know how many trains Metro runs a day with no issues?

A lot more people are injured crashing in cars on our roads.

For the record there were no casualties and minimal injuries on the derailment.
I know that - but it seems like there is some metro related incident every 2-3 months like clockwork.

The % of incidents is simply too high compared to other systems throughout the US ... especially considering this is the 2nd largest system in the US.



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I would like to know where you are getting your % from. Do you follow derailments in New York, Chicago etc light rail systems?

I would like to see a volume of train vs derailment breakdown. I'm willing to bet that Metro is actually pushing more cars with less incident that other large rail systems.

It's still waaaaaaaay less dangerous than driving.


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