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Metro promises escalator improvement -- next year

About one out of every six Metro escalators is currently out of service, and the transit agency says riders should expect more of the same as it gets aggressive about shutting units down and fixing them.

Tags: Metro , Adam Tuss , Mary Hynes , Metro Board of Directors , MARTA , subway , CTA , BART

Tuesday - 06/14/2011, 04:58pm EDT

New numbers show extent of Metro escalator outages

Trying to find a working Metro escalator can sometimes feel like finding a needle in a haystack, and new numbers show just how many of the devices have been out of service.

Tags: Metro , L'Enfant Plaza Metro station , L'Enfant Plaza , Foggy Bottom , Adam Tuss

Tuesday - 03/08/2011, 03:21pm EST

Metro official: Agency compares to Pepco with problems

Metro says it knows how bad its escalators have been performing and wants to come clean with riders.

Tags: Metro , Tom Downs , Mort Downey , Kathy Porter , Metro Board of Directors , Adam Tuss ,

Thursday - 02/10/2011, 06:04pm EST

Metro official: Agency compares to Pepco with problems

Metro says it knows how bad its escalators have been performing and wants to come clean with riders.

Tags: Mort Downey , Tom Downs , Kathy Porter , Metro , Metro Board of Directors , Adam Tuss

Thursday - 02/10/2011, 05:43pm EST

Metro board debates solving escalator issues

Metro has discovered numerous escalator brake issues since the transit agency started inspecting its fleet, officials say.

Tags: Metro , Gordon Linton , Richard Sarles , Red Line , Glenmont , Silver Spring , Wheaton , Forest Glen , Adam Tuss , Gary Emerling

Thursday - 11/18/2010, 03:02pm EST

Metro knew of escalator problems before accident

Metro was aware of dangerous issues with escalator brakes a month before an accident at the L'Enfant Plaza station injured six people -- one of them seriously.

Tags: Metro , L'Enfant Plaza Metro station , Vertical Transportation Excellence , Rally To Restore Sanity , March To Keep Fear Alive , National Mall , Metro Board of Directors , Gallery Place Metro station , Lisa Farbstein , Adam Tuss

Monday - 11/08/2010, 03:11pm EST

Metro launches system-wide escalator inspection

Metro has launched a system-wide inspection of its escalators in the wake of last Saturday's incident where six people were injured when a escalator failed to stop due to faulty brakes.

Tags: Metro , WMATA ,

Friday - 11/05/2010, 08:07pm EDT

Bethesda Metro escalator to open Monday

The escalator has been out of service for months, creating a logjam on the station's staircase.

Tags: Bethesda , Metro , Andrew Mollenbeck , Colleen Kelleher

Friday - 10/22/2010, 10:05am EDT

Metro set to start massive escalator repair program

Metro is set to begin a massive, long overdue repair and maintenance project of its longest and most-used escalators, Metro Interim General Manager Richard Sarles said Tuesday on WTOP's Ask Metro program.

Tags: Metro , Richard Sarles , Peter Benjamin , Metrobus , William Jackson , Dupont Circle Metro Station , Foggy Bottom Metro Station , Bethesda Metro Station , Mark Segraves

Tuesday - 07/20/2010, 04:48pm EDT

Dupont Circle Metro escalators still under repair

You'll have to hoof down the escalators. One escalator at each entrance is going up.

Tags: Dupont Circle , Metro , Steven Taubenkibel

Monday - 07/12/2010, 08:34pm EDT