I was looking at the Maryland MARC Train system today to check the schedule for a short train ride from BWI to Union Station in Washington, DC.

I couldn’t resist clicking on the FAQ section and was shocked at the types of questions listed and the answers.

What a said state our public transportation system is in when these types of explanations have to be made:

“…MARC doesn’t have any extra equipment to operate new services. Even if equipment were acquired there are other obstacles…Any new service would have to compete with other transportation projects in the state for subsidy funds…CSX would not welcome extra service outside of our present service hours.”