RUSH PLUS?! Guess this has been in the works for a few months now; but given that I bike most everywhere, I only first heard about it this morning.
Watch the WMATA video above and tell me whether you think it makes any sense.
The Silver Line will become the Orange Line. The Blue Line will become the Yellow Line, despite terminating at the end of the Green Line. Mexicans will become Salvadorans.
What the fuck is WMATA doing?
Why don’t you just tell me, like, you know, Yo, we’re adding some more trains to the yellow and orange lines. Doesn’t really matter where we’re sourcing the trains from, since describing the new system in entirely relative terms is clearly unhelpful; no one gives a fuck about Franconia-Springfield. More trains during rush hour. Hooray. That is all
Because, really, without confusing everyone, can you really say that a Blue Line train is becoming a Yellow Line train if its new final stop is at Greenbelt on the fucking Green Line?
Better yet, why not just announce new, rush-hour only lines? You could call them the Cyan and Bergamot Lines. Even “cyan” and “bergamot” would inspire less confusion than calling a train that neither starts nor ends on the Yellow Line “a Yellow Line train.”