Escalator Out

Dear WMATA: How much would it cost to erect and tie down a tarp over the Dupont Circle escalators, as compared to the amount of money spent on yearly escalator repairs and maintenance due to weather damage? To my experience, the south exit has never had all three escalators running for more than a week at a time.

And, in case you were wondering, this is what an escalator’s rubber handrail looks like out of its natural habitat.

Photo taken with a Sony Ericsson Communicam attachment (on T300 phone).