WMATA kills my "Eating on Metro Dream"


Siiigghhh.   WMATA has shot down the proposal I wrote about a few weeks ago regarding vendors at Metro stations-well, food vendors anyway.  The discussion regarding dry cleaning etc. has been tabled.

Well, not really-I’ll just keep eating on Metro like I always have (carefully and cleaning up after myself).  I guess Metro just doesn’t want any of the money I spend on food and drink before I get on the train.

Oh right, they could fine me I guess-but in 7 years of living in this city and riding the train I have never even seen someone get in trouble for eating on the train-let alone been fined myself.  Metro’s very own paper bag law-as far as I can tell, as long as they don’t see it they don’t care-and that’s the way we’ll continue to play it.

This does seem to be, however, what the people want so I will keep my complaining to a minimum.  Hopefully the revised proposal without food will pass and other types of vendors will be allowed in a few of the stations.

1 Comment so far

  1. tonigm on May 30th, 2009 @ 2:18 pm

    *raises hand*

    Sorry to burst your bubble, but I am among those who have experienced the joy of being nailed by the Metro cops for eating a banana on the platform at Metro Center. It was the middle of the day, running between meetings, and no time for lunch. I managed to swallow and toss the evidence so they didn’t arrest me, but I think if I hadn’t been extremely apologetic it was a possibility.

    So, uh, good luck with that?

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