Metro, Board the Bus

Now while the Post gets all snarky with Metro for catering lunches, I’m non-pulsed about the $15,000 a year tab for 15 people for 50 lunches. That’s about $20 per person per day, a deal in catering-land. Just ask Tiff about Ridgewells Catering.

No, what really incenses me, and is my very key annoyance with the entire Metro Board, is encapsulated in this short last-paragraph quote:

“If they would serve that lunch somewhere outside the Beltway and tell the board members to get there by bus on their own, it would be a great expenditure of public money,” said Ben Ross, head of Action Committee for Transit. None of the board members is a regular Metrobus rider.

Ah, there is nothing like the Board of a company not using its products daily. Good luck with those kinda bosses, Dan Tangherlini. You’re We’re gonna need it!

2 Comments so far

  1. robin (unregistered) on March 9th, 2006 @ 2:49 pm

    I admit it’s lame to have a Metro board on which none of the members is a frequent bus rider, but at least they acknowledged it’s a problem and did this last year:

    In Response to Criticism, Metro to Form Riders Advisory Council

    According to that article “some of the 12 Metro board members ride the trains” but only one is a daily rider.

  2. wayan (unregistered) on March 9th, 2006 @ 2:58 pm

    “Some of the 12 Metro board members ride the trains” – what does that mean? One rides daily and at least one other Board member rode a train once?

    It should read: “All Metro Board members ride MetroRail and MetroBus on a weekly basis. A majority ride one or both service daily.”

    Then we wouldn’t need a RAC – the Board whould know Metro first hand.

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