Small ideas can make Metro greater.

Give those escalators a rest...

In stations where there are 3 (or more) escalators side by side, only run one up and one down during non-rush hours to 1) save energy, and 2) give one escalator-at-a-time a rest so they don't wear out so fast and often...

Can't imagine that this idea is "big" enough to win anything - seems to me to simply be common sense put to work. I get frustrated seeing 3 escalators running when 2 would more than suffice...

Submitted by: Jon M., Chevy Chase, MD


Heartily agree

by Kevin D on Jun 22, 2016 1:43 pm • linkreport

Sensors could be added so that escalators only run when someone is around.

by J.A. on Jun 22, 2016 5:24 pm • linkreport

This is a no-brainer. Do it. You don't need to wait for votes, just do it.

by John C on Aug 12, 2016 8:11 am • linkreport

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