The Metro system, once a reliable point of pride for D.C.’s boosters, has had a rough few years: Safety problems, escalator outages, and rising prices have made the subway a regular subject of local griping. At times, it can be hard to keep up with the torrent of unflattering Metro-related scoops. As a public service, Washington City Paper is offering beleaguered riders this irregular round-up of recent media lowlights:
- Dr. Gridlock reflects on what weekend construction really means.
- DCist reports that the man who threw himself in front of a train in Clarendon last week has died.
- As a result, Metro claims they are going to start training employees in how to intervene in suicidal cases. This is two years after they said they would do as such.
- A W4 bus was taken for investigation—as a crime scene—after a man was shot and killed Wednesday night.
- What type of swiper are you?
- Greater Greater Washington would be like if Metro wasn’t an option.
- Unsuck DC Metro discusses Metro workers using pick up lines on women.
- Vocal Metro critic @FixWMATA has disappeared without a trace.