Take a closer look at Metro prac­tices

The Washington Times Daily - - Opinion -

Was any­one re­ally sur­prised to read about the shock­ing go­ings-on at Metro (“In­ept get pro­moted, . . . ca­pa­ble get buried,” Page 1, Tues­day)? It’s just busi­ness as usual in the po­lit­i­cally cor­rupt cap­i­tal city.

Sadly, a num­ber of peo­ple had loved ones taken from them in the 2009 Metro ac­ci­dent in which nine were killed. There should be a thor­ough in­ves­ti­ga­tion into Metro’s hir­ing and fir­ing poli­cies, as well as into its crony prac­tices of par­tial­ity and pref­er­ence with re­gard to pro­mo­tions. Also an in­ves­ti­ga­tion should made into the union that rep­re­sents them.

I thank The Washington Times for re­veal­ing this aw­ful story of cor­rup­tion, cover-up and crony­ism — and hope that the Metro hi­er­ar­chy and Amal­ga­mated Tran­sit Union 689 are held re­spon­si­ble so that jus­tice is done. Peo­ple lied and peo­ple died. This ought not hap­pen in Amer­ica. LOR­RAINE RYAN Berwyn Heights

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