Tuesday, February 18, 2003
That's it for tonight, for tomorrow, I face commuter hell. From Wednesday: Metro Expects Service to Be at 60% Today
Metro officials say they can muster only about 60 percent of normal service for the many commuters returning to work today, as mechanics struggle to fix more than 300 subway cars idled by snow and ice.
The transit agency also is warning that its parking lots remain stuffed with snow and that spaces -- scarce under normal conditions -- will be harder to find than an empty seat on an Orange Line train.
"The bottom line is, don't expect to be able to drive to a Metro station, park your car and get on the train," said James Gallagher, Metro's deputy general manager for operations, who said that only about half the parking spaces will be cleared...
I suppose I could bring my shovel. And hit Metro over the head with it.