Washington, DC

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“Dear PoPville,

I was writing because I hope that someone will know what the deal is with the broken escalator at the Petworth metro going from the platform to the turnstyles. This escalator has easily been broken for a year and I never see anyone working on it. I’ve had two back surgeries and find it really ridiculous that this fix would take more than a year (to say nothing about the Petworth metro ice rink that you wrote about a few months ago – I am surprised that we didn’t hear about any slip-and-fall lawsuits). I know there are elevators at the metro, and I use them when my back is hurting. But a year? Really?”

Ed. Note: Petworth is part of a big project to fix/replace escalators (“a $151 million contact with KONE Corporation to fully replace an additional 128 escalators by 2020”).


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