Friday, March 6, 2009

Escalator Watch: Deadline, Metro

The escalator on the Northbound Buses side of the Metro? It's broken. Still. You probably already knew this.

We wrote a while back that it's classified as a "major repair," and now it's also listed as an "incident/accident." And while they make these "major repairs" to the "incident/accident" we are treated to a trash-laden and dangerously icy hike up and down the metal teeth.

The latest "deadline" WMATA has posted is 3/31 for the "major repair" and 3/6 for the "incident/accident."

So starting today - we are on escalator watch. Will anything change before tomorrow's "deadline," and if not - with 26 days to go, can WMATA make a major repair?!?!

We're watching WMATA... Ok, we're actually mostly tripping on the stairs, but that's a form of "watching," so... We're watching.

1 comment:

piet said...

I'm pretty sure WMATA subscribes to the mitch hedberg philosophy of escalator repair:

"I like an escalator because an escalator can never break, it can only become stairs. There would never be an escalator temporarily out of order sign, only an escalator temporarily stairs. Sorry for the convenience."