A YouTube video has surfaced of a man struggling to unload a mattress from a Metrobus.
WMATA has not commented on the video, but the YouTube user reports the video was recorded Thursday.
Metro doesn't specifically ban mattresses from being carried onto buses or trains, but has strict policies against food, drinks, non-service dogs and bikes during peak hours.
It is unlawful to eat, drink or smoke in the Metro system because of the labor and cost associated with maintaining the cleanliness of the transportation system as well as for safety reasons. Customers can be cited by Metro Transit Police for violating the no eating, no drinking, and no smoking rules.