Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Post Survey: Satisfaction With Metro Drops Significantly

Although the Headline in Monday's Post read: "Metro still rates high despite low points" it's evident from data obtained from a Post poll of Metro riders and non-riders that satisfaction with Metro has dropped sharply over the past five years.

Post survey data indicate that Metro is an old, slow, crowded, obsolete system that increasingly doesn't take people where they want to go and is increasingly difficult for commuters to use.

14 Comments:

At 07 April, 2010 , Anonymous MetroRail Sucks said...

Alexandria City Council is set to vote next month to approve a $240 million Metrorail station in Potomac Yards. On an obsolete two-track system that already closes doors on riders trying to enter trains during rush hours.

 
At 07 April, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's what happens when the Chamber of Commerce does transportation planning.

 
At 08 April, 2010 , Anonymous Alex said...

There's a huge new mega-development planned for around the Eisenhower Avenue Metro Station.

 
At 09 April, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many more passengers can a two-track subway system handle?

 
At 09 April, 2010 , Anonymous Jeff said...

Then there are the 2-track light rail routes that have to share the right of way with motor vehicles. AKA Columbia Pike.

What the hell are these so-called "transportation planners" actually planning? A total gridlocked mess across our region by 2020?

 
At 09 April, 2010 , Anonymous fed up, driving from now on said...

The so-called Metro blogs are only concerned about the 29 Route bus being late. Blah..Blah. So lame.

Seen what happens on a 2-track system when Nationals fans try using a 2-track system (that turns into a 1 track system under the Potomac while the Feds are digging numerous secret "Homeland Security" tunnels under the Potomac)? Just try using Metrorail to VA after a home Nationals game.

 
At 09 April, 2010 , Anonymous Commuter said...

Yeah, there is a "homeland security" tunnel to CIA HQ, to Belvoir, to the Pentagon from the White House, etc., etc. Who cares about us. Not the War Fighters.

 
At 10 April, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Eisenhower Avenue mixed use development will be huge. Metrorail is not going to be able to handle the passengers into and out of DC on a two track line. Same for the two track light rail through Potomac Yards.

 
At 10 April, 2010 , Anonymous Linda said...

Secret tunnels under the Potomac? My Mom just retired from nursing for the VA and heard some pretty hair raising stuff about UFOs from her patients.

 
At 10 April, 2010 , Anonymous Orange Line said...

Who has benefited from 30 years of Reaganism? Not me.

 
At 10 April, 2010 , Anonymous also fed up said...

I'm also driving from now on. Thanks Chris Zimmerman for building all those big parking garages in Arlington's Metrorail corridors.

 
At 10 April, 2010 , Anonymous Mark said...

Thing to do is what George Washington did 250 years ago. Live in a town house near where you conduct business and in your real home on weekends.

 
At 10 April, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Latest Metro fiasco - Metro Acess drivers raping passengers.

 
At 11 April, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about a federal grand jury investigation? Can't do that, too many VIP pols would be implicated.

 

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