Friday, August 28, 2015
Mary 'Safety Last' Hynes Should be a PAL - Retire Now from WMATA Board
I am tired of hearing sanctimonious sermons from Mary Hynes about Metrorail. What's happened to Metrorail during the five years she's been on the WMATA Board? More derailments, more accidents, more problems. Decades of dirt, rust, grease coated everything in the Metrorail tunnels....to the point power sources to the trains shorted out and caused fires. Every month another significant problem is discovered.
It gets worse. Mary's brought her 'safety last' mindset to Arlington via her service on the County Board. What kind of stupid safety slogan is "Be a PAL"? We are risking our lives walking on the sidewalks in Shirlington Village, Westover, Clarendon, Rosslyn, etc. Why? Because Mary and the others with the authority to put a comprehensive multi-modal safety program in place, including enforcement, instead trade free range behavior by Bikeshare, Bike Arlington, and the other bikster bozos for votes.
Four months remain in Mary's term on the County Board. Time for her retire now from the WMATA Board.
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