Category Archives: The Metro Hall of Shame

The hall of shame includes photos and descriptions of situations that would be embarrassing if anyone cared.

Two Year Anniversary of the deaths of Jeff Garrard & Sung Oh

[I meant to post this on January 26.  Somehow it was left as a “draft” and not posted.]: Today, January 26, 2012, is the two year anniversary of the completely avoidable and incredibly tragic accident that killed my former coworkers … Continue reading

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Metro Admits Liability for June 22, 2009 Wreck

I’m glad to see that after over 2 1/2 years Metro has finally done the right thing and admitted liability for the June 22, 2009 wreck — even if it was for legal expediency. It is unclear to me why … Continue reading

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Who Are You?!!

When Polly Hanson (who was Chief of the Transit Police Dept.) became assistant general manager for Safety, Security and Emergency Management, she sent out a friendly memo announcing her new position and saying that she was looking forward to meeting … Continue reading

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Subway dust may trigger lung damage

This article  supports the suspicion that many of my former coworkers and I have about ‘tunnel dust’ — the black dust that permeates all of the underground stations — that it may be hazardous to passengers and employees. The article … Continue reading

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Incident Reports — the Complete List

After reading this list of incident reports, I can’t imagine that many people will continue to claim that bus drivers are paid too much. Some incidents are frivolous and/or funny, most are serious: OPERATOR INJURED—-OPERATOR’S RIGHT FOOT BECAME STUCK BETWEEN … Continue reading

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NTSB Docket Regarding Accident that Killed Two Metro Employees Released

On January 26, 2010, at about 1:40 am, two of my coworkers in Automatic Train Control (ATC) were killed when a ‘hi-rail’ truck (a pickup truck that can operate on both the highway and rails) backed over them.  Their names … Continue reading

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Leak Repair

This photo was taken inside a train control room (TCR): Sometimes it takes a while for problems to get fixed at Metro and in the meantime we’d have to get creative.  Under the plastic is vital equipment that costs tens … Continue reading

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