You don’t have to look very far to see how privatization of public transit is a plan for failure. Just look at the DC Streetcar, which has been riddled with cost overruns, broken commitments, blown deadlines and management decisions that have terrorized the workers.
Mr. Dormsjo, you know very well that privatization is a plan for failure because last year an audit exposed major safety issues at DC Circulator. More than 90% of the bus fleet was unsafe to be on the road and was put on the road by the private contractor First Transit anyway! On top of that, DDOT was exposed for not disclosing poor maintenance records. The department you direct.
Putting riders and workers under the direction of outside companies that will make transit more expensive, unsafe and unreliable is the wrong direction for Metro and it is mind boggling how this body could openly endorse a plan to make Metro worse while claiming to care about fiscal responsibility, safety and reliability. When this backwards plan for Metro fails – and it will – the blood will be on your hands.