The planned blue line service cuts this summer will change the headway for Blue Line trains from 8.5 minutes to 12 minutes. That means that the average wait per trip increases by 1:45 seconds. That might not seem like much, and WMATA claims it is a mild inconvenience, but it adds up. At 2 trips per day, for a daily Blue Line rider this is an extra 15 hours per year spent waiting for trains.
When combined with the earlier Blue Line cuts, compared to 2012 Blue Line Riders will be spending 26 hours per year longer on Metro platforms than they used to.
15 hours per year is like your boss offering you an extra two vacation days. What could you do with the extra 15 hours that WMATA is taking away?