Just in time for what appears to be the end of yet another beastly morning commute for Metro’s Red Line riders, something interesting comes from Dr. Gridlock columnist Robert Thomson: A reader has suggested that weekday commuters should bear more of the weekend track work/endless weekend travel burden.
Writes Rebecca Johnson of Silver Spring: “This could be done through a nominal effort, such as starting the weekend-long disruptions earlier Friday or ending them later Monday a couple of times a year. Of course, it would be disastrous for commuters, including drivers. That’s the point. It would show businesses and the feds that they have an interest in Metro’s state of repair, maybe even motivating them to push back against the annual efforts to low-ball Metro funding.”
Naturally, it’s time for a poll.
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