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Friday, April 27, 2012

Shocker: Bus Service Apparently Available to Reston, According to Dated Sign

The Old Silver Line.jpg
Our favorite correspondent, The Peasant From Less Sought After South Reston, made a shocking discovery at the West Falls Church Metro station, where this sign points out an amazing fact: bus service is available to Reston. Who knew?

The sign doesn't exactly inspire confidence in the quality of service we'll soon be able to expect on the Silver Line. As the Peasant notes:
Perhaps it is another example of Metro's managerial prowess that only 16 years later this totally outdated sign informs the hoi polloi that for a mere 25 cents they too can take a trip to our earth-toned Disneyland. Such a bargain! Please to notice on the sign other evidence of quaint antiquity, such as the phone number with no area code listed, or the now-legendary bus route designations such as "5A", "5B", etc.


  1. Ah, what a year 1996 was.

    That was the year Prince Charles and Princess Diana were formally granted a divorce.

    The year Slick Willy was re-elected.

    And, on July 17, 1996 TWA Flight 800 exploded over Long Island, New York, killing 230 people. More people were killed on commercial flights in 1996 than any other year to date.

    After planes started exploding in the skies during 1996, AOL tech giants began to see the wisdom of taking a .25 cent Metro ride back and forth between their K Street lobbyist office and their AOL campus at Dulles, rather than flying 1st class between Reagan National and the Leesburg Executive Airport.

    Of course, 1996 is also the year AOL's stock tanked, so I guess that might have also had an impact on the decision of AOL's chieftans to hoof it on the cheap into D.C. aboard the Metro to bribe its way into an eventual Times Warner merger.

  2. Zombie Metrobus 5A runs to Dulles nowadays.


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