Federal Triangle Reopens

From the Metro Chat with Dan Tangherlini:

Dan Tangherlini: Our problem was NOT a lack of pumps or pumping equipment – our problem was where to put the water!

NEWSFLASH: Federal Triangle is OPEN. (as of 12:15)

Major props to Tangherlini for taking the chat on a day when I’ve heard of 3 hour metro commutes that resembled Lord of the Flies. When can we expect the Interim to drop, Dan?

Update: The System is fully operational, not unlike the Death Star. All we need is a pesky rebel rainstorm now…

2 Comments so far

  1. Krempasky (unregistered) on June 26th, 2006 @ 12:47 pm

    I’d love to hear what advice/predictions he has for the upcoming weather.

  2. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on June 26th, 2006 @ 12:52 pm

    He covers that:

    “Fairfax, Va.: If the rain continues all week as expected, are problems just going to get worse and worse?

    Dan Tangherlini: I hope not! Clearly we have a handle on where our trouble spots are right now, but you’re right in thinking that they could continue to present problems. I am also concerned about the subsequent rise in the Potomac we will see in the next few days and whether that can hit some of the low-lying portions of the core system, such as Smitsonian and Federal Triangle. We will continue to throw what we have to keep the system going – we know how much you rely on it. But, we need folks to keep an eye on the news and/or our web site for information.”


    “Washington, DC: Mr. Tangherlini: Does Metro have a crisis plan for station flooding? I’m not being critical — I’m just curious.

    I think the agency’s employees generally were very good on a tough morning. And the passengers on my jammed Orange Line were generally in good spirits, though I was so close to a female passenger that I’m pretty sure I owe her dinner.

    Dan Tangherlini: I am not going near that last remark.

    Yes, we have a crisis plan for just about all the Biblical events (except maybe locusts). Can our plans get better? You bet. And that’s part of this discussion.”

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