New Bus Tunnel: Heads are gonna roll

I had the news on in the background last night while I was doing more important and interesting things such as checking my MySpace account. (Don’t get me wrong, I read national and international news online; it’s just our television news coverage that embarrasses me). Ken Schram (also a MySpace fan) was delivering his “Schram on the Streets” bit about the new bus tunnel. He’s not impressed. Why? Because apparently there are some killer, decapitating bus mirrors zooming around down there:

“I’m talking about those bus mirrors that threaten to whack some poor unsuspecting soul upside the head because when they lowered the roadbed in the tunnel, it wound up raising the mirrors to the level of decapitation.” [#]

YIKES! That’s most definitely a scene I would not want to see.

So fair warning, Metblog readers. Hold onto your hats when down in that new bus tunnel.

4 Comments so far

  1. mikec (unregistered) on September 25th, 2007 @ 10:15 am

    Heads, I believe, will actually “roll”. Sorry. Things like this drive me crazy…

  2. mikec (unregistered) on September 25th, 2007 @ 10:16 am

    Heads, I believe, will actually “roll”. Sorry. Things like this drive me crazy…

  3. Jeanna (unregistered) on September 25th, 2007 @ 10:21 am

    ah yikes. i really appreciate the heads up. things like that drive me crazy too, and that’s actually really embarrassing.
    i reread and reread my posts, but occasionally things get through.
    that’s what i get for trying to quickly post before anyone will notice at work.
    thanks mikec!

  4. Gomez (unregistered) on September 25th, 2007 @ 7:27 pm

    A friend of mine is a bus driver and was talking to me about this very problem. Though Metro and ST have tried some countermeasures, he agrees that all it’s gonna take is one unavoidable mishap with a couple of clueless riders walking on the platform, and BANG.

    They now have this shrill audible warning system whenever anyone steps on the yellow boundary where the curb ends, but I’ve already seen a couple of crazies ignore it. An accident is inevitable.

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