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Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 04/12/2013

A brighter, better Metro station


WMATA has heard the criticism that its Metro stations are too dark, and will use Bethesda station as a pilot to test new brightening concepts. They’ll also test new features designed to speed passengers through more quickly, improve wayfinding, and increase safety.


The proposed new Metro station look. (COURTESY OF WMATA)
On Thursday WMATA unveiled plans for its Metro station of the future. They are using Bethesda because it’s an underground station with a center platform, which makes it the hardest type to illuminate. If they can make Bethesda bright, they can do it anywhere.

Here are the 6 main improvements they’ll test:

[Continue reading Dan Malouff’s post at BeyondDC.]

Dan Malouff is an Arlington County transportation planner who blogs independently at BeyondDC.com. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

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