Are you a “foamer”?

Coming close on the heels of understanding the “scooterist” tag, we now have a new adjective for the stalkers fans of transit systems: “foamers.”

The Examiner reports that these foamers are even causing a little paranoia in transit officals. Luckily WMATA is not NYC’s MTA.

Unlike there, where MTA officials tried to ban photography on the subway, WMATA is downright welcoming of foamers. To quote the Examilner:

Metro officials said dozens of foamers regularly attend public events in hopes of getting a behind-the-scenes look at the system.

A recent walking/riding tour lead by Metro’s Interim General Manager Dan Tangherlini drew more than 300 people. Officials said they expected a few dozen.

Oh and in case you are wondering, while I am no scooterist, I might be a closet foamer.

Thanks for the tip Live from the Third Rail!

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