I saw this poster in a subway car months ago but I certainly decided to ignore it, Washington is a great host city and I did not want to have any bitter feelings before I leave. However today when I took the metro from the IRS office to my office I saw it again, I just can’t hold my anger, I believe that is a direct insult against our sweet NYC.
Well, you can take your carpeted metro and compare it with any other middle city, but in a real metropolis we have to deal with issues other than our little underground zoo. Here are some statistics that may make you think twice before you want to use an insensible poster to deterrence your commuters.
Metro rides daily 801,400 people while the subway in NYC rides 5,086,833 people a day
Metro began operations on 1976, MTA metro system in 1863
The total Track Length for metro is 106.3 mi while for MTA subway system is 842 mi
Metro runs on Cinderella curfew Sun to Thur until 11 pm, the Subway in NYC Never sleeps (to much from a slob system)
It’s like blaming Pele for not being as a good player as Messi, (I’m still on World Cup Mode), I would love to see what metro can do if they have to hold the traffic and intensity of a real metropolitan area.
We may have a little zoo in our system, but I bet you don’t have curious pigeon metro riders