Some Items of Note from the ANC 4C Meeting Last Night

Metro bus at Rock Creek Church Rd and Warder St.There were two items of interest to northern Park View at last night’s ANC 4C meeting.

The first was when Dana Baker of WMATA address the room to respond to recent complaints about Metro buses speeding down Rock Creek Church Road. This has been a constant problem. Ms. Baker stated that WMATA is addressing this issue by taking the following preventative measures:

  • They will increase supervisory monitoring;
  • They will conduct regular radar checks;
  • They will discuss the issue of speeding buses in bi-weekly safety meeting with drivers; and,
  • There will be severe disciplinary action to any operator involved in the unsafe operation of a Metro bus.

Time will tell if these measures are successful.

Georgia Ave/Petworth Metro stationThe second item of interest was when Capt. Brian Heanue, the Evening Watch Commander of the Metro Transit Police, addressed the room to talk about crime at the Georgia Ave/Petworth Metro station. Some residents spoke to the issue of litter and loitering which will be looked into.

Capt. Heanue, speaking specifically on criminal behavior at the station, stated that for the period of June and July, 2009, there were 21 crimes reported at this station. While he did not have hard comparative information at hand, he estimates that this is about a 50% increase in criminal activity. Of the 21 cases, there were still 4 open cases for robbery.

Lastly, Capt. Heanue informed the group that in addition to the general Metro numbers and email options available to contact Metro with problems and concerns, the direct line for Metro’s Transit Police is 202-962-2121.

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