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You Can’t Contain WMATA to the DMV – Angola, Indiana Represent!

by Prince Of Petworth February 22, 2016 at 10:10 am 26 Comments


A PoPville operative reports:

“Spotted this Sunday near Angola, IN. If you’re wondering why you have to wait so long for a bus to show up, it may be because your bus is in northern Indiana.”

Anyone ever listen to the This American Life episode with a feature on “a New York bus driver who snapped one day, left his regular route, and drove his municipal bus down to Florida.”?

Update: We’ve another sighting in near Cranberry, PA:

“This one, #2865, is in Driver Training”


  • womp

    i want to photoshop one of the “Welcome to Indiana” signs into this photo and make a meme…maybe “this one is full; but the next one is right behind!” this is the perfect task for a monday.

  • textdoc

    The first time I glanced at this headline I didn’t see the “Indiana” and thought a WMATA bus had ended up in Africa, which would be even more impressive. ;)

    • mtpresident


    • Emmaleigh504

      I didn’t see the Indiana and thought it was going to Angola Prison.

      • paulcotton

        I think the X2 goes to Angola Prison.

  • Philippe Lecheval

    Nice to know you have readers at least as far away as Indiana.

  • albany

    This explains a lot…

  • ET

    I love that the Not in Service is lit.

    • yes – that made me laugh too!!

    • andy

      Yeah, I laughed at that though I guess it should be kind of obvious.

  • gonzodc

    my last indiana residence represent!

    “69 Express service to Lake James”

  • FridayGirl

    And again, PoP, great URL.

    • womp

      hahaha +1

    • And I love that he tagged this post ChooChoo!

  • quincycyclist

    These are two of the brand-new buses that are in the process of being delivered. My guess is they are being driven from the plant to DC for delivery. The company building them has two plants in Minnesota.

    • I wish a logical explanation for this hadn’t been offered.

      • ajr


      • textdoc


    • David T.

      So does this mean that I can catch a ride on one of these back from Minnesota using my SmarTrip card?

  • AngolaBornAndRaised

    Fun to see my small Hoosier hometown mentioned on this blog.

  • NH Ave Hiker

    I remember that This American Life Story. Pretty interesting.

    • PoPOVerWork

      I love that they gave him his job back!

  • Justin

    The bus numbers in the photos appear to be 2864 (Indiana sighting) and 2865 (PA sighting), so they’re probably brand new buses en route for delivery.

  • los

    If it was commanded, I wonder how long it would take WMATA to notice that it is missing a bus? I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t miss a rush hour metro train filled with passengers until it was on the news.

  • goaldigger

    Bah, too early for the International Bus Roadeo! http://www.apta.com/mc/busroadeo/Pages/default.aspx

  • Kurt

    “Not in service”


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