Incident Reports

A few of my favorites — some serious, others funny:
* OPERATOR ERROR, MECHANIC STATED THAT THE OPERATORS FOOT COULD NOT REACH THE BRAKE PEDAL
* TURTLE ON THE BUS—-TURTLE REMOVED BY SOM–255
* LATE FROM DIVISION / OPERATOR TOO LARGE FOR BUS
* OPERATOR IS SLEEPY (there are several of these)
* PATRON SMOKING MARIJUNIA ON BUS, BENNING RD & 16TH ST, PUB, OCCU, (marijunia?)
* PATRON HAVING BABY, BRIGHTSEAT & EVART ST., PUB, PUBL,
* ATC PERSONNEL LEFT TRAIN CONTROL ROOM WITHOUT GIVING INTERLOCKING CONTROL TO ROCC A02 (and went home and went to sleep, hours before the end of the shift, but not before giving the station manager a candy bar!).
* 0753 HRS STATION MANAGER REPORTED A HOMELESS MALE WAS FOUND IN MECHANICAL
EQUIPMENT ROOM #106 SLEEPING. SUPERVISOR DEFREITAS REPORTED THE DOORS
HAD BEEN PROPPED OPEN BY A MOTOR, WMATA PERSONNEL [MS] WAS AWARE.
THE MALE REPORTED TO MTPD OFFICER SESOJ #319 THAT HE HAD BEEN LOCKED
INSIDE OF THE STATION OVERNIGHT. NO REPORTED INJURIES OR REQUEST FOR
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE. (Well, at least ‘M’ was _aware_ that the door was propped open…).
* OPERATOR PULLED KNIFE ON MALE CUSTOMER (now _that’s_ a disgruntled Metro employee!).
* 1024 HRS STATION MANAGER REPORTED CUSTOMERS WERE COMPLAINING OF A MALE JUVENILE
BRANDISHING A KNIFE WHILE ABOARD AN UNIDENTIFIED RED LINE TRAIN TRACK #2.
THE MANAGER REPORTED A MALE ADULT CUSTOMER REQUESTED A FEMALE JUVENILE TO
TURN DOWN THE SOUND ON HER I POD WHILE ABOARD THE TRAIN, THE MALE JUVENILE
BRANDISHED A KNIFE. THE JUVENILE AND HIS COMPANIONS EXITED THE TRAIN RUNNING.
THE ADULT MALE GAVE CHASE ALONG WITH ANOTHER CUSTOMER, THEY APPREHENDED THE
MALE JUVENILE UNTIL METROPOLITAN POLICE ARRIVED. THE JUVENILE WAS ARRESTED AND
TAKEN INTO CUSTODY OF MTPD.
* MALE EXPOSING HIS MALE PARTS TO FEMALES ON BUS, GA. AVE. & KENNEDY ST., PUB, CRIM,
* FEMALE CUSTOMER REPORTED FAREGATE #19 CLOSED ON HER PRIVATE AREA
* DISORDERLY PASSENGER / MALE PASSENGER PLAYING WITH HIMSELF.MTPD CALLED /PASSENGER GOT OFF THE BUS.
* OPERATOR HIT A FENCE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD
* STUCK IN WET CONCRETE; 2333, BUS, NEW FLYER, LOW FLOOR, 40.8 FOOT, FLEET 28
* SMARTRIP VENDOR ISSUING $10 CREDIT FOR $5 BILLS
STATION MANAGER ‘C’ STATED THAT WHEN A CUSTOMER PUTS A $5 BILL (THE NEW BILLS) IN THE MACHINE THAT A $10 VALUE (CREDIT) IS SHOWN ON THE SMARTRIP CARDS AND PAPER FARE MEDIA. HE WORKS WEST FALLS CHURCH EVERY SUNDAY AND HAS NOTIFIED THE AFC OFFICE FOR THE PAST THREE SUNDAYS WITH NO SUCESS. AFC HAS NOT ISSUED A FAILURE NUMBER FOR MACHINE #1345 VENDOR #3. THE MACHINE IS 1 OF 4 VENDORS ON SITE AND THE STATION MANAGER WAS INSTRUCTED TO TAKE THE VENDOR OUT OF SERVICE. A NOTE WILL BE WRITTEN TO INFORM THE OPENING STATION MANAGER OF THE PROBLEM. (Metro has so much money, we’re giving it away! Come on down!).
* OPREATOR REGURGITATED DUE TO FOUL SMELLING PATRON–BUS SENT INTO GARAGE FOR REPL.–STRAT. OK 16:17
* E06/E07 MEDIUM SPEEDS FOR SONIC BOOM PROBLEM E1-257 TO 362, MOC, SMT, SPDR, (I thought those trains were running a bit fast…).
* DRIVER OF A GREY TOYOTA CUT THE BUS OFF AND CURSE AT THE OPERATOR TRANSIT NOTIFIED. DRIVER OF AUTO CLAIMED TO BE A MEMBER OF TRANSIT POLICE. (Oh, well then, no problem. Carry on.).
* OPERATOR TO UPSET TO OPERATE AFTER TALKING TO SUPV ‘J’
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