The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is a wonderful thing.
Most of the time. Here are the rules for metro pickup:
Call a week ahead of time. We need to know how many people are
coming, and who they are. That way, we'll know if we missed
anyone. Pickup times are usually an hour before the event.
- Confirm a day ahead of time.
- Take the metrorail to HUNTINGTON, the end of the Yellow Line.
Take the downstairs exit (lower level) from the tracks. After
you exit the gate, cross the street to the left, to a small
plexiglass booth in front of the parking lot (not the bus pickup
- Wait for pickup. You should get a description of the vehicle before
your trip so you know what to wait for.
- Be on time. We will wait for a while if someone is missing, but
we won't wait too long. We only pickup once.
An alternate idea is to see who is going, and maybe
get a ride with
them or arrange another metro pickup of their choosing. Sometimes
you can metro up, and then get a ride back to your abode with someone
you met at the meeting.
It should be noted that we only pickup on large-number events that
don't run too late.
If the event is too late, it could be by the
time it is over, metro has shut down for the day.
(Metro trains are a Cinderella system,
which turns into a pumpkin before midnight.)
For those of you
who take a bus to a metro station in order to get to Huntington,
make sure you are there before the last bus leaves for home. Allow
time for the train to stop for no apparent reason.