Transit Elsewhere: News Roundup
So, SEPTA (Southeast Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) has been striking for several days now, starting
during right after the world series. (Right on. Baseball is stupid.) The striking union members have been using much better tactics than any other strike I’ve ever heard of, which usually seem to consists of hiring homeless people to pace in a circle and chant while the striking workers grab coffee. SEPTA workers instead blocked scabs the access of members of some other city agency/union (Who?) to stations and terminals and didn’t start a fucking rail fire, as they were accused of doing.
In other bad luck transit news, DC Metro had a communications failure which resulted in general chaos, and people riding for free. In the meantime, the old-ass piece of equipment was replaced with another old-ass piece of equipment. All this after a rail crash worthy of it’s own late-70’s disaster porn.
But check this out!
(I will have you note that the HTML used for updating errors and edits is “strike.” Irony?)