Reader Steve writes in:
The New Snow Removal Plan for the Nation's Capital:Related note: I have to give some credit to Greater Greater Washington for organizing a bus stop shoving brigade this past weekend.
Legions of elderly women in wheelchairs will be deployed during the next major snowfall to hit the Nation's Capital. Here is a quick look at a beta version of this new snow removal system. Armed with their two-foot long shovels and orange safety vests, these intrepid ladies will clear out your neighborhood in no time!
Just took this today - two weeks after the snow began to fall. Wouldn't it be nice if a wheelchair-bound elderly woman wouldn't have to shovel through two feet of snow to get on a bus? I know the Washington, DC Government and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority had their hands full with the past blizzard, but this is ridiculous. I filmed her for six seconds then put the camera down to go help her out...but her bus came seconds later. She had to wheel herself out through a driveway.