So far, the Maryland half of my public transportation experiment has been a complete disaster.
- They wouldn’t sell me a weekly pass on the train, so I had to waste $5 on a daily pass I didn’t need.
- They didn’t sell a weekday only pass at the Gaithersburg train station, so I had to pay en extra $15 to get a seven day pass.
- The Metro Red Line in DC was running very slow today because of track maintenance. This caused me to miss my bus and most of my meeting, and had to take a taxi. $17 lost
- Some kid stepped out in front of a Marc train this afternoon, and the trains home were halted for three hours. Had to take another taxi – $20
I lost $57 today and countless hours. I could have rented a car on Relay Rides for $20 and not wasted any time. Unless there was an accident on the freeway.
So far, Maryland public transportation gets the big thumbs down.