The WMATA news today is that the cost of the June red line crash is about 25 million dollars. That’s pure hardware and labor costs – any lawsuits will raise the total. Insurance may cover that… after the 5 million dollar deductible.
The Examiner’s story says “The memo says four rail cars were destroyed at a cost of $12 million,” so a little basic math tells us that when you plop yourself into a bright orange seat you’ve sitting in a $3M vehicle. That’s 14 Ferrari Testarossas, or $4 a day since the birth of Jesus.
I don’t know what Jesus has to do with anything but dollars-since-salvation seemed to be a popular metric in the last year and I felt a little left out.