City Desk

Mysterious Flyers Mock Metro Repair Deadlines

Anyone who's used Metro for more than a few days has experienced it: the phenomenon of your favorite Metro escalator going down for repairs, with a sign from Metro promising that it'll be running again in a month. A month later, though, it's still just a staircase. Two months later, the same thing. Three months in, and the escalator has its own sedimentary layers.

One fed-up Metro customer recently took matters into his or her own hands, posting at least two flyers poking fun at Metro's shifting deadlines. The mystery prankster included a Metro-style font and logos.

"Relax....don't worry about the date, we'll just keep changing it," reads one notice, posted on an elevator in Bethesda. The flyer above was attached to a broken elevator at McPherson Square.

Metro spokesman Dan Stessel was unimpressed with the mysterious posters, pointing out that Metro has its own sign explaining changing repair schedules.

"Unable to say whether this type of creativity is without precedent," Stessel writes in an email. "I kinda doubt it."
Photo by Douglas Ullman Jr.
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  • Mario

    I knida doubt Metro will last more than 10 more years with current leadership. How broke down does a system have to get before somone realizes that there is a problem with management?

  • Pingback: A little snark with that elevator repair?

  • Cap City Records Panhandler

    @Mario Huh man.

  • Fed Up

    People need to realize that Metro is not a transportation system. It is a jobs program. It's sole purpose is to provide over-compensated jobs to under-educated minorities and returning felons.

    Once one realizes what Metro's true purpose is, one begins to understand Metro's operations.

  • EP Sato

    I'm so glad someone is doing this. The Metro Center escalator repairs have been insultingly slow. the "up" escalator on the 13th street side (trains in the direction of glenmont) originally said "July 2012" and literally, the sticker changed to "August 2012", then "September 2012"