Monday, October 6, 2014
Jefferson Station: An emotional renaming
--"Well, in addition to being a prominent colonial-era physician, [Thomas Jefferson] was a huge rail enthusiast--so it makes a lot of sense."
--"Seriously, get the &*$# out of here? No more Market East? Well I'll be damned!"
--"I'm not much of a transit person. I thought you needed directions somewhere."
--"They're really going to spend all that money changing all the signs, maps, and getting the conductors to say, 'Next stop, Jefferson Station?' I don't know."
--"[Thomas] Jefferson gave a lot of speeches from the caboose of trains. I think the renaming is a great thing and a great honor. Oh, and please bring back the caboose, SEPTA. I want to stare at your caboose, SEPTA."
--"Just when I thought SEPTA couldn't do anything dumber and idiotic, they go and pull a stunt like this...And totally redeem themselves."
--"It's a mistake. Total mistake. Jefferson was the guy behind the North and South having different rail gauges. He masterminded the whole thing."
--"He was the third president, and Market East is the third downtown station when headed east. So..."
--"I always knew something like this would happen."
--"Instead of a Quiet Car, there should be a Flu Shot Car. Oh, yes, I said that."