The escalator consultants combing the Metro system in a search for what is causing the intractable problems have apparently given up and are bringing their own ladders in order to circumvent the mobs that gather at the bottom of many of the shorter, out of service escalators.
Rumor has it their first advice to Metro will be to allow passengers paying peak of the peak fares to bring their own as well.
We knew there had to be a perk to go along with those higher fares! Thanks!
Escalator improvement: No we can't
Escalators-to-stairs idea shot down in flames
What is wrong with the escalators?
Escalator forecast: Heavy sucking with intermittent unsucking
Metro's failin'est escalator
Thanks to "gmail" for the pic.