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Dear PoP – New MetroBus Mantra?

by Prince Of Petworth March 5, 2010 at 2:30 pm 13 Comments

To Baltimore
Photo from PoPville flickr user JosephLeonardo

“Dear PoP,

I had a strange experience riding the G2 bus today — I’m used to the automated voice coming on to announce stops, remind me about route changes, tell me to visit the website etc, but today the friendly voice repeated a message twice in a row that seemed targeted at the driver. She said something like (paraphrasing from memory) “as a metrobus operator, you may face several dangerous situations today — the safety of our passengers, other drivers and the public is in your hands.” It sounded almost like an affirmation — “you’re good enough, you’re smart enough, and make sure not to hit anyone!” I wonder if anyone else has heard these, and if they’re a part of WMATA’s new “culture of responsibility?”

Wild. Were you sitting in the front of the bus or could the whole bus hear it? Anyone else notice this new announcement?

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