The MetroGreater contest has ended, and the winning idea is...
Congratulations to our winner, Robert B. of Falls Church, VA! Read more about his idea.
The public chose this winner from among ten terrific finalists. The MetroGreater jury selected these finalists out of over 1,300 submissions to improve the rider experience on Metrorail, Metrobus, or MetroAccess. Eligible ideas were ones that Metro could implement in six months or less and for no more than $100,000.
The finalists were:
When casting a vote, people were able to rank as many choices as they wanted. We then picked the winner using Ranked Choice Voting, also known as Instant Runoff Voting. This system eliminates the lowest vote getter, one by one, and re-apportions each vote to that voter's next highest choice still in the running, until one gets a majority. See how the voting went below:
We'll be working with WMATA over the next six months to ensure this idea gets implemented. We also will encourage Metro to consider the other nine worthy ideas for future implementation. Stay tuned here and on Greater Greater Washington for more updates!