I read the New York Times (online) much less frequently now that they are imposing monthly click-through limits, but thanks to Senior Me, I caught yesterday’s article on the DC Metro system’s ongoing escalator problems. I can see the New Yawkers smirking all the way from here as they nimbly negotiate their little stairways down into the subway. Anyway, the article notes that Forest Glen is the deepest station, and then this:
Of the 588 escalators in Metrorail, many are remarkably long: A suburban stop in Wheaton, Md. has a monstrous 230-foot escalator, the longest in the Western Hemisphere, according to Metrorail.
Monstrous! And, actually, three of them, two of which are often working simultanously, lately. But clearly the author didn’t get the memo that we are ferally urban, not suburban. Oh well, you can only teach a New Yorker so much in a day.