Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The Metro Rail has always been a convenient way of transportation to work and back for me. It's fares are cheap, it's only been 2 dollars each way. The parking of cars is free at the train station, so it's very affordable. Last summer I was a regular passenger on this train. It helped me save gas, and I could sit and read the paper during the ride. So it has been very convenient for me to take this train to work.
The only problem I have is not being able to understand all the announcements being made on the train. It is said over a speaker and since I'm deaf, I don't know what they are saying. Sometimes it's hard for me to know when it is time to get off this train whenever they don't close caption certain announcements. Though I haven't been on it since November, I'm not sure what changes were made up to this day . All my life I have gone through this, so it is nothing new. I have learned to get used to it. One time the train got stuck and broke down. Some major announcement was made and it was a very important one, but I didn't understand one word of it. In the future it would be helpful if they would close caption every single word being said during the announcements especially when the train breaks down or has some kind of problem. This would certainly be useful for the deaf and for the elderly that are losing their hearing. What do you think?