Same Old Song

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The doors opened and people were spilling out because they were so jammed in the exit wells. Needless to say, I did not get on; it did not look safe, much less comfortable. Ten or so minutes later, the next one arrived – same story. People were falling out when they opened the doors, and again I declined to board. (This also happened to be a day when the Orioles had a 12:30 p.m. game at Camden Yards that let out at rush hour.)

Thirty minutes later, I was finally able to get onto a two-car train. Why would the MTA use only the singles during rush hour and on the day a game lets out during rush hour?…

….I think I speak for many when I say that’s a long time to put up with such inconvenience. At a time of soaring gas prices and clogged highways, transit officials should be doing what they can to encourage ridership – not driving people away.

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Amen to that. The Maryland Transit Administration has been a disaster for some time, and I have long called for a house cleaning of all MTA senior leadership. I just continue to ask why the O’Malley Administration, who advocates the expansion of transit, continues to allow this kind of failure and mismanagement from its transit system managers?


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