Quick companion piece to my Department of Motor Vehicles Tips post.
I wanted to bust you some Miami Metrorail 411. Even though I almost got blown up last week when a bomb-laden hostage went into The Bank of America on U.S. 1 and my train unknowingly breezed by.
1) Ladies, please put your makeup on at home. I wince when I see you using eye pencil and fear I’m going to hear a loud shriek followed by a pool of blood. Please take an extra 15 at home with all sharp makeup objects. Blush and other non-lethal types are fine with me although some might disagree. You need your eyes to read stuff like this.
2) Don’t count on the Wi-Fi. Metrorail Wi-Fi brings me back to the AOL days when speeds were 14.4kbit/sec and sounded like this. My best Googling tells me that there are only 20 wi-fi cars in service out of 22 miles of service. Seriously, please offer it or don’t.
3) Deal with the hot. Deal with the cold. Actually some of my funnier Miami Metrorail moments is seeing when the mercury drops below 50 degrees. I caught this pic (at left) on my phone going up the escalator last winter.
4) If you can figure it out, use the Metrorail. What could be an hour commute for me has been about 8:33 and I’ve been doing it for five+ years. I take a car off the road, am helping the environment. I’ve never been in a car accident on the Metrorail. And sometimes I just look down and laugh as I show a Porsche 911 who’s boss.
So, do you use Metrorail? Like it? Hate it? Wish you cold use it? Chime in! ~Mike