Posts Tagged ‘escalators’

The Worst Performing Metro Escalators of 2013 and 2014 (So Far)

The good news is that Metro escalator availability  is reportedly at a five-year high. The bad? If you're a frequent Metro rider who uses the system twice a day, you're statistically likely to confront a broken escalator at least once a week.
Tucked within a 50-page document answering questions in preparation for a D.C. Council oversight hearing, the [...]

Metro Celebrates the Ups and Downs of Its Escalators

In what probably shouldn't be a major feat for the second busiest Metro system in the country, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority proudly announced today that almost all of its escalators are working.
In a press release issued at 12:35 p.m. today, WMATA patted itself on the back for the 92 percent of its escalators [...]

Metro Spent $200,000 on a Study Imagining D.C. with No Metro

In a study released last month, WMATA conducted quite the thought experiment: What if there weren't a transit system at all?
WMATA took the same transportation demand model that it uses to project ridership on a new line and instead ran a couple of scenarios with the region’s transit literally turned off. All of it: the [...]

The Needle: Pokémon Edition

Games Without Frontiers: In the mid-1990s, Pokémon video games, anime cartoons, and merchandise were wildly popular, despite the fact that the TV show caused occasional seizures. Now comes news on two related fronts: Pokémon still exists, and the D.C. area is home to one of its champions. McLean resident Wolfe Glick, 15, won the Masters [...]

The Needle: Reuben Charles Edition

Reuben Charles in Charge: City Paper's Loose Lips columnist's job will be less fun over the next four years; apparently Almost Mayor Vince Gray has decided not to give the chief of staff job to Reuben Charles, who's got a long history of tax liens and default judgements related to failed business ventures. We can [...]

Seeing Red on the Red Line…Still

So on Wednesday morning, the lovely people at WMATA issued a press release stating that the Takoma station will continue to close at 10 p.m. every night until July 19th.  They amended the statement with another one this morning, stating that tonight, the station will stay open until 3 a.m., the normal closing time on [...]