Meaningless Moaning About Metro

Meaningless Moaning About Metro

Did the prices of, gasoline, food, construction materials and, um .  .  . cable television go up in the last four years? Yes.

Have Metro fares? No. Time to raise fares a little bit, pocket change daily, to cope with increased energy, materials and labor costs. Forty percent of Metrorail commuters get employer-subsidized fares anyway.

Public Reaction? Outrage! Indignation! Fury!

Points to ponder:

  • Many commuters take Metro because gas costs $3 a gallon. Does Metro get energy for free?

  • On Metrorail, the greater the distance, the higher the price – you know, like in a taxicab.

  • Not enough suburban Metro station parking? The way suburban property values are falling, Metro should be able to pick up plenty of cheap land for parking lots real soon. There, isn’t that a comforting thought?

Image by Mike Licht. Please step back from the edge of the platform.

One Response to “Meaningless Moaning About Metro”

  1. New Year, New Metro Fares « NotionsCapital Says:

    […] in a service that hasn’t seen a price rise in four years. This is especially rich coming from suburban cry-babies who commute to federal jobs — they get subsidized fares […]

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