Progress Has Passed Metrobus By

I have spent a fair amount of time on this site over the years calling attention to the Post’s excellent exposés on endemic mismanagement and other troubles at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA, ‘Metro’). Most of those pieces, however, have focused on the MetroRail train system and ignored the MetroBus bus system.

MetroBus has been so bad that many cities and counties have found it more cost effective to start their own bus services than to pay [and pray] for MetroBus to expand and improve theirs. That’s why the area is a maze of overlapping systems—MetroBus, D.C. Circulator, Fairfax [County] Connector, Fairfax [City] CUE, Arlington ART, and Alexandria DASH to name only a few.

MetroBus is more proof of WMATA’s sheer incompetence, and I’m glad the Post is bringing it to light.

Scott Bradford has been putting his opinions on his website since 1995—before most people knew what a website was. He has been a professional web developer in the public- and private-sector for over twenty years. He is an independent constitutional conservative who believes in human rights and limited government, and a Catholic Christian whose beliefs are summarized in the Nicene Creed. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University. He loves Pink Floyd and can play the bass guitar . . . sort-of. He’s a husband, pet lover, amateur radio operator, and classic AMC/Jeep enthusiast.