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Off-duty WMATA personnel turn off radios when riding metro

If the WMATA employee is not on duty, consider asking WMATA personnel to turn off their radios when riding metro. The transmissions can often be noisy, disruptive, and sometimes even alarming.

Submitted by: Melissa H., Alexandria, Virginia


They might be on call to be pressed back into service as needed.

by Mike on Jul 14, 2016 11:42 pm • linkreport

I'm not sure if it's personal radio or walkie talkie. However, I would appreciate if the off-duty Metro employees sit in the middle or back of the buses -- they usually hang out in front of bus and talk to bus driver (while driving). We need clear aisle space from front door to middle of the bus.

by Dave on Jul 15, 2016 11:53 am • linkreport

For safety reasons, maintenance and track workers are not allowed to use earphones with the official radios. We might get disoriented and be hit by a train. However, excessively loud radios ought to be turned down.

by Mike on Jul 16, 2016 11:59 pm • linkreport

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