Metro offered shuttle buses between stations but that was a huge problem for a number of reasons:
- Buses came very sporadically, not surprising because of rush hour traffic.
- A bus holds maybe a train car full of people.
- Trains were still coming every 15 minutes or so, thereby increasing the number of people waiting for buses.
But walk we did, eventually reaching our destination but not before it began raining again. The drive home was okay, marked by intense pockets of rain and the occasional clap of thunder. It didn't help that the carpool driver was "rocking out" to Led Zeppelin (one of the worst rock bands ever) with half of the windshield fogged.
I'm told there's no power at home so I'm typing this in a local pizza joint eating diet-crashing pepperoni pizza. After tonight's ordeal, I'm surprised I haven't ordered a half dozen cannolis to go with it.
EDIT: Here's a link to Metro's press release.