Escalator watch: Repairs wind down
Metro's urgent escalator inspections appear to be winding down today, after a burst of work during yesterday's holiday, when federal workers had off work and Metrorail ran a weekend schedule.
The inspections should be completed this week, Metro Board chairman Peter Benjamin told the Post Wednesday, when he said more than 400 out of 588 inspections were already complete. Repairs were being made as they went.
But this morning's outage rate of 19.6 percent is still nearly double the monthly rate for September, before concerns about escalator brakes began Oct 30.
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