Map of Washington DC Metrorail Service, Wednesday March 16, 2016 (modified by me)
Yes, it’s a cheap shot, but I just couldn’t resist.
For those who haven’t heard, the Washington DC Metrorail will shut down entirely tomorrow for emergency inspection on its wiring after a previous fire. On a weekday, with less than a day’s advance warning.
Sometimes the Metrobus beeps at you. Generally this means you have enough money on your card and you can move into the bus, attempting to find the weakest person to make eye contact with so he or she will move their bag off the adjoining seat and let someone else sit down for the love of God.
Sometimes the Metrobus rings at you. I still do not know what this means
Sometimes the Metrobus buzzes at you. This is generally not good. This means you don’t have enough money on your card to ride the Metrobus, and you must hope to the money gods (mammon?) that a change fairy has left cash in your purse somewhere, because that is the only way anyone would have cash. Right? I mean, where else would you get it from? But for real.
Sometimes the Metrobus buzzes at you, and it doesn’t mean anything. You give the driver a confused and concerned look, and he says you’re fine. And you go sit down. There might be a rhyme or reason for this. Eh, probably not.