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MoCo Officials: Speed Up Bethesda Escalator Repairs

Councilmembers highlight Bethesda station woes in recent letter to Metro general manager, the Washington Examiner reports.

Montgomery County councilmembers highlighted the need for repairs to the Bethesda Metro station escalators in a Thursday letter to Metro General Manager Richard Sarles, the Washington Examiner reports.

The escalators, which riders and advocates have bemoaned for their numerous outages, are But in the letter, Council President Roger Berliner (D-Dist. 1), County Councilwoman Nancy Floreen (D-At Large) and County Councilman Hans Reimer (D-At Large) asked Metro to speed up the timetable for the repairs, the Examiner reported.

The officials also asked for answers about how Metro is mitigating the effects of escalator outages, according to The Examiner.

Metro spokesman Dan Stessel responded in an email to The Examiner: “Fully replacing the outdated, unreliable entrance escalators at Bethesda is a top priority for us, and the Capital Program being voted on this Thursday will provide the funding to keep this project on schedule."

Read the full story at The Washington Examiner.

Do you think Metro should accelerate the repairs to the Bethesda Metro station entrance escalators? How should Metro mitigate the effects of escalator outages at Bethesda in the meantime? Tell us in the comments.

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