Another pistol-point mugging on the MBT, two days after a couple of other hold-ups, which were just a few weeks after a rash of earlier ones. I see where the Metropolitan Police Department is doing its typical 'heck of a job' providing public safety. I suspect that all of the damage Marion Barry did that institution has yet to be repaired.
To be fair, though, that one and a half miles of the MBT between Franklin Street and L Street NE is not easy to secure. It isolated from the street, carries little traffic (and I'd imagine less now) and real handy to some seriously scary neighborhoods like Trinidad. Problem is, if you want to ride to Capitol Hill, etc. from Mount Rainier, the MBT is damn useful. But me, until the MBT crime problem gets solved, I'll take the surface streets (e.g. RI Ave-4th-Seaton-2nd-Eckington, etc) I used to ride before it was built. I don't mind mixing it up with cars. Guys with guns, not so much.