Welcome to Twitter Tuesday, a weekly feature here at The Source where we’ll round up the latest Metro related tweets in the Twitterverse. To follow Metro on Twitter just search for @MetroLosAngeles. We recommend adding the #MetroLosAngeles tag to your tweets to get our attention.
It was a bit of a slow week on Twitter for agency-related posts, but here are some of the more interesting ones we found. Our friends at the Bus Bench sarcastically noted that the new, still-being-tested version of Metro service alerts on Twitter was perhaps painting a rosier picture of things than warranted.
There is no better laboratory for good manners than mass transit, as this Tweet basically acknowledged.
GarMar88 #MetroLosAngeles Silver Line driver to random dude trying to get this bus: “Don’t whistle. Whistling’s for dogs. Do I look like a dog?”
Here’s one way to get the word out that something on Metro isn’t working.
HLP90042 RT @hestyman: TAP card readers out of order at Highland Park station #metrolosangeles #lacmta
I wasn’t there to see this, but as a Gold Line veteran I will say that trains move very slowly through the stretch of tracks in Highland Park along Marmion Way. Trains are also controlled by traffic signals at intersections along this stretch.
blinkie Just saw an orange Metro bus cross awfully dang close in front of a Gold Line train at Highland Park station. Yikes! #metrolosangeles
And a few other random Tweets:
DavidCMurphy Hating the violence in the ads, but the anti-gridlock activist side of me was glad to see a @MetroLosAngeles bus make an appearance
theGonzalez @metrolosangeles I often see drivers rockin these black berets with the MTA logo on them. They’re pretty cool. Where can I get one?
Note to theGonzalez: The berets are not available in the Metro store, but this fashionable beanie pictured at right can be purchased for just $13. You may look very sharp sporting that on the bus, or on the slopes!
This one isn’t transit related but it did come up in a search for “Metro Los Angeles” tweets and I think it’s worth sharing:
robsheard Anyone know who serves the best fried squirrel and grits in the metro Los Angeles area? @brettvirmalo and I need some grub.