Welcome to Twitter Tuesday, a new weekly feature at The Source in which 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.
Local transit blog The Bus Bench has fully embraced the #MetroLosAngeles tag with a string of tweets aimed at getting Metro’s act together, especially on the social media front. The Bus Bench is often harsh, but brings up valid issues — and I can honestly say we’re listening and working on improving.
thebusbench MLK Day Metro runs on regular schedule. @metrolosangeles use your social media 2 help customers instead of bragging & giving dining advice.
thebusbench #metrolosangeles needs to move 76 from recycling ctr 2 across the street from Chinatown. Don’t like walking up scary street w/ no sidewalk.
thebusbench 1 Gateway, fare “machine” unreadable 1 stop from your office at Chinatown. The sun glares badly. Many elderly passengers #metrolosangeles
Another local blogger, this time of the Highland Park blog 90042, has been tweeting about Metro — specifically about riding the Gold Line during yesterday’s storms.
HLP90042 The Gold Line is kind of looking like a ship today plowing through all the water.
HLP90042 The South-bound Gold Line is warm & dry inside. (Except the guy in the row behind me reeks of patchouli & cigarettes.)
Another Twitter user made observations about the weather and Metro rail.
GoneMetro Traveling across LA and watching how people stay dry – or don’t. Taking trains to avoid extended connections in rain. Ski gear keepin me dry
We discovered a new Metro Android mobile app, AnyStop: LA Metro, thanks to Twitter.
androidapmaster AndroidAppUS- AnyStop: LA Metro [V1.1]: Get real-time transit information for Metro Los Angeles in Los Angeles, Ca… http://bit.ly/7yV2al
This Twitter user shared a link to a blog post showing the innovative way Seattle handles bikes on trains
jhvu How Seattle does bikes on the train. Take notice @metrolosangeles http://bit.ly/6KIeOq
Local transit blog Plus METRO updated their Twitter with a little jab at Metro’s latest ad campaign.
plusMETRO http://ping.fm/p/kVbsH – Parody of Metro’s new ads: “I (M) to Trash.”
And of course, it wouldn’t be Twitter Tuesday without a little griping. Here’s a few tweets from riders who had less than positive experiences on Metro.
katydutexas trying to be responsible and take public transport to Hollywood for a party. result: standing forever. metro fail Los Angeles
nerdberger The Los Angeles Metro bus schedule has to be one of the more imaginative pieces of fiction I’ve encountered in recent years.
Finally, one Twitter user is working on a blog post about Metro that is taking its toll.
ActsofAndrewB Writing a weblog analysis of the Los Angeles County Metro Rail is more exhausting than I thought. Check it out when it goes live tomorrow.
Remember folks, tag your tweets with #MetroLosAngeles if you want to make sure we don’t miss it.