…at least, that’s what immediately occurred to me when I saw the headline: “Metrorail stations to receive extra care and attention” on WMATA’s website.
Turns out, it’s just Metro’s announcement about this year’s phase of their 4-year cleaning and refurbishment cycle, which cleans masonry, repaints surfaces, and just generally tries to keep everything shiny and clean. Not nearly as interesting as what I was thinking, BUT one of the things I think Metro does well, as opposed to a lot of other subway systems, is the whole cleaning-and-station-maintenance thing. You know, aside from the escalators.
The work is done during off-hours when the stations are closed, so you shouldn’t see too much disruption at your Metro station of choice, but check out the list to see if yours is scheduled for “extra care and attention.”