|This many people were waiting|
for a shuttle to escape the
shuttered Bethesda Metro station
Shuttles were supposed to take would-be subway riders north to the Medical Center station. But during late rush hour, somebody decided to lowball just how many commuters they thought would need the shuttles.
As the line of waiting passengers grew, a bus finally appeared. But those unable to squeeze themselves into the rolling sardine can were left behind to wait.
|...and they're all supposed|
to fit onto this
It's not getting better. The station-closing work plan hasn't worked. And Richard Sarles was hands-down the worst head of the system in its history.
One recent bright spot - the plan to turn around less trains at Grosvenor - was overshadowed by complaints that inbound trains are now even more crowded for those south of Rockville.
Bethesda deserves better. A real leader for Metro, reliable basic service, better handling of emergencies, and 8-car trains on the Red Line would be a start.