Monday, November 29, 2010

Virginia, Maryland, D.C. Adults Seeking to "Sunset" Zimmerman, Graham, Other WMATA Board Members

Hello, Yupette,

The Adults in Virginia, Maryland, and DC politics have heard too many excuses from Jim Graham and Chris Zimmerman for Metro's poor performance. They are seeking to "sunset" both for having been on the WMATA Board too long with WMATA's performance and service quality gradually deteriorating. The recent escalator incidents were apparently the last straw. Other current WMATA members may follow Graham and Zimmerman into retirement. Thanks for your blog.

Richmond Pol

16 Comments:

At 29 November, 2010 , Anonymous Metrorail accident victim said...

I would like to see Graham and Zimmmerman retired all right. Retired as cellmates to the Allenwood Federal Correction Facility for criminally negligent homicide.

 
At 29 November, 2010 , Anonymous fed up Dem said...

If Chris were sent to Allenwood he couldn't kick his wife out of bed for work at 6 AM while he slept to 10 AM.

 
At 29 November, 2010 , Anonymous ierri said...

I'm another fed up Democrat. The faster Chris Zimmerman is kicked off the Metro Board the safer everyone who uses the Metro rail and bus systems will be.

 
At 30 November, 2010 , Anonymous Greg said...

Anyone who examines recent WMATA history will soon discern that the problems started soon after Zimmerman joined the Metro board.

 
At 30 November, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zimmerman is the worst, steals from basic infrastructure needs both at WMATA and on the Arlington County Board to fund pet projects. That's why the tracks, escalators, etc., deteriorated. That's why Arlington streets became a mess and Zimmerman resorted to using bond funds for street paving.

 
At 30 November, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait until you see the mess a trolley will bring to Columbia Pike.

 
At 30 November, 2010 , Anonymous former Metro rider said...

Zimmerman skimped on basic safety to install cosmetics on the trains and buses.

The tracks were filthy, covered with dirt, grease, rust, and water from leaking tunnels. I wonder if we will ever know all the times track sensors failed.

 
At 30 November, 2010 , Anonymous Cindy - 22206 said...

Look at the Shirlington Metrobus station. Supposedly cost $5 million due to delays and engineering screw-ups.

 
At 30 November, 2010 , Anonymous Jeff said...

Time for a Tea Party in Arlington.

 
At 30 November, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes I take a cab home instead of riding Zimmerman's screwed up Metro. Costs me $30 more a week. Saves me hours. I am much happier when I arrive home.

 
At 30 November, 2010 , Anonymous and then there are finances said...

Zimmerman's transportation vanity regime built up $1.5 billion in unfunded WMATA retirement liabilities. When the bills come due cab rides will seem cheap.

 
At 30 November, 2010 , Anonymous Donna said...

Plus, if you take a cab you don't have to walk down one broken escalator and up another.

 
At 30 November, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Know the ONE transportation system that works and works well? Slug Lines. Which the Transportation Gurus want to end.

 
At 30 November, 2010 , Anonymous retired WMATA employee said...

Sad truth is that Metrorail and Metrobus were designed for a Washington Region of 1970, not for a Washington Region of 2010. They were designed for a small city and its suburbs, not for a large city and its satellite urban areas.

 
At 30 November, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Correct. And Zimmerman, Graham, Euille, Moran, and others are responsible for the in-fill mega-developments that caused Metro's capacity problems while refusing to make Metro flexible and responsive to growth. Nothing was learned from the Blue and Orange line design deficiencies when designing the Green line and now the Silver Line.

 
At 02 December, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to see Zimmerman retired as well.

8 feet under.

 

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