So how many more stories do we have to hear about how bad Metro is? Clearly there is a huge problem with waste, corruption, and incompetence here. They should not be allowed to raise fares again until they clean house.
I don't mind fare increases. You ride a train or bus with faulty breaks not me.
the word is "Brakes" not breaks...
@In the name of safety. I agree with you, now tell me how much of that increase is going toward brakes and how much is hoing toward an award for some paper pusher? Tell me none of it is going to increases in salaries for the board and executives.
After reading the article, I am confused. Are we talking about metro or how Maryland handles it finances? They seem very similiar. Mismanagement, corruption, etc.
Metro is a "quasi" private company. The reason why I say "quasi" is because it is subsidized by Maryland, D.C. and Virginia and is run by board members who represents each jurisdiction. Hope this makes sense to you.
Really, don't give people credit cards--let them put in for reinbursement--and let Metro tell us how they are going to keep all the people that collect coins and cash from stealing before they charge us more. They should have gps things on the coin bags and the police cars...Metro needs to get its' house in order before they ask for more money from us.......Dno't the machines say how much cash they have in them before someone empties them? Bring in some people from outside and clean up Metro!
I would also argue with the title of the article. I think we can safely say that this isn't a 'perception' issue, but a case of a widespread culture of corruption and incompetence at Metro. Like I said, make Metro clean up their act before we are asked to give them even more money to squander.
I agree, it's what I've been saying all along; before there are any more fare increases there needs to be a thorough, independent, investigation of Metros' finances and management. I realize that prices go up and rates have to increase, but when you see stories like this, I'm willing to bet they could save a LOT of money by cutting out the garbage.
Metro should have the same fee structure as the other systems like Chicgo and New York where you pay one fare only to enter the system and you don't have to pay to exit the system. This would cut down on the amount of collection points through the system and thus make it more manageable. I wonder why they don't follow that model? The Chicago transit is twice as large too.