Catoe Says What He Should Have Said in June

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WMATA General Manager John Catoe made a statement to Metro’s board today in which he declared “war on anything and everything that stands in our way of making our system as safe as it can possibly be.”

I applaud Catoe’s statement, because really, when tens of thousands of people are trusting you with their lives every day, that’s exactly what your attitude should be. Too bad it came after the worst safety year Metro has ever HAD, and not immediately after the June 22 Red Line crash, or the deaths of employees inspecting tracks, or the crash that totaled three cars in a railyard. It seems pretty sad that this had to wait until Senator Barbara Mikulski hung him out to dry.

Tiffany Baxendell Bridge is an Internet enthusiast and an incurable smartass. When not heckling the neighborhood political scene on Twitter, she can be found goofing off with her ukulele, Bollywood dancing, or obsessing about cult TV. She is That Woman With the Baby In the Bar.

Tiffany lives in Brookland with her husband Tom, son Charlie, and two high-maintenance cats. Read why Tiffany loves DC.

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