4 Aug 2010 9:44 pm   //   Filed under: Transit

Rats! Washington Metro disses the New York City Subway

From Washington, D.C., Gerritt sends this photo of a Metro poster. It says:

“Unlike some subway systems (which will remain nameless), you don’t see rats the size of house cats roaming Metro.”

Them’s fightin’ words.

First of all: You gotta problem with our rats?

Now, what else? Let’s see. Unlike some subway systems (which will remain nameless)…

  • We don’t have to swipe on the way out.
  • Our trains run all night, so they won’t leave you stranded, drunk and helpless at 3 a.m.
  • Our transit cops don’t arrest people for eating candy.
  • We have this amazing invention called express service.
  • There are so many tracks that when one of our lines gets shut down, there’s always a workaround.
  • Our trains are filled with hip, weird, fashionable, messy, crazy, confident people. Loafer-wearing bureaucrats and terrified interns, not so much.
  • You can instantly tell one station from another because they’re all painted different colors.
  • Where else do you get to hear announcements like, “A crowded subway is no excuse for improper sexual conduct?”
  • We have the Manhattan Bridge, the best view in mass transit.
  • Randomly and without warning, a mariachi band will appear.

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