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Riders encounter more Metro escalator outages than numbers suggest

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Metro has had 5 percent of its 588 escalators out of service this week. But what does that mean for riders? A reader pointed out that the likelihood of a rider encountering a downed escalator each day is much higher than 5 percent -- or one out of every 20 escalators. Instead it's more likely to be a one in three chance the rider will encounter an out-of-service escalator each day. Take for...

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