Thank you for your recent e mail. We appreciate your bringing this matter to our attention. We share your concerns about unauthorized political advertisement in the Metro system, and we are continuously working on ways to reduce such behavior. However, authorized patrons can hand out information if they are not blocking the entrance or exits and at least fifteen feet away from the entrance/exits.
Customer safety is a priority at Metro, and we take that responsibility very seriously. Our Metro Transit Police Department (MTPD) officers are deployed in geographical beats, much like those of local police departments. Within Metro, these beats typically consist of three or four stations and all the trains that traverse them. Unfortunately, officers cannot be in every station or aboard every train. MTPD relies heavily on information from our customers and employees to report incidents such as the one you described.
If you encounter a similar situation in the future. The train operator will notify our police dispatch center, and the closest officer will intercept the train. If you feel that this would put you at personal risk use the intercom on the platform entrances.
The safety of our customers is one of our highest priorities. Again, thank you for taking the time to report your experience to us, and we apologize for this unfortunate incident. We hope that your future travel experiences on Metro are positive ones.
Apparently the part where I said they were IN the station, not out front somehow eluded them. I know I sound like a dick on this, but I really believe I ought to be able to come to and from work without being accosted by people grilling me about whether I registered to vote and whether I would volunteer to help Obama. The guy already walks on water, has a physiological reaction on Chris Matthews’ leg, makes children sing and the lame walk, why does he need my help.
Just chaps my arse is all. Now, back to being a curmudgeon.