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Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Twitter Chatter: sounding off about Metro changes

Brown be gone! The cost for the 428 is $886 million. (An Antenna Design, courtesy of WMATA)
The Daily Gripe has been following the Twittersphere’s conversation about today’s Metro meetings. Here are the top 16 best gripes and observations we “overheard” from you (including some choice tidbits from Dana Hedgpeth, aka @postmetrogirl, who’s live-tweeting the meeting):

#wmata -- what a concept!?!?!? if station isn't open yet don't show it on the map, says folks from metro focus grp. on station names.less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

jnfrlynne Let's work on the A/C before navigation tools #map RT @washingtonpost Take a peek inside Metro’s newest rail cars #wmata

dcGisenyi Yes, but are they faster and will they be on time? MT @DCist_Updates: #WMATA unveils plans for new 7000 series railcars

josephlkitchen 4 @metroopensdoors staff to call small focus groups a strong voice of #metro customers a ringing endorsement2change name is a joke.

JenniferDarland #wmata uses features similar those on NYC subways RT @Washingtonpost: Take a peek inside Metro's newest rail cars

drgridlock #Metro launches pilot program allowing SmarTrip users to reload from home. #wmata

A rendering of the 7000 series cars. (An Antenna Design, courtesy of WMATA)
kjgustafson About time someone came up with the carpet-less model! #Wmata unveils renderings of new railcars via @DCist_Updates

jdland #WMATA focus groups like adding #Nats Park (or the Curly W) to Navy Yard, but not ”Capitol Riverfront”: ( @ggwash)

perkinsms @metroopensdoors better have more hand holds than that. I can see places where I wouldn't be able to reach, and I'm not short.

kytja America may be getting fatter but #WMATA’s seats won’t be getting wider in mock-ups of new rail cars.

perkinsms @atuss I'd rather have an “uplifting experience” when I get to an escalator.

in response to >> atuss #Metro staff says when these new trains pull into stations, they want riders to have an “uplifting experience” @wtop

 FixWMATA Clarification: Station names aren't a PROBLEM, but now is an OPPORTUNITY to change it if it's wanted. #wmata

 dstessel For reporters with me: “Masamichi Udagawa”

WMATA’s chief spokesman clarifies how to spell the name of the owner of Antenna Design.

 candibfly RT unsuckdcmetro #wmata I don't care what the station is called, just get me there without your usual inconveniences.

 No_Brand_Hero RT @FixWMATA Just replace station names with footnote numbers that have to be looked up on #wmata website Then you can list EVERYTHING nearby.

 unsuckdcmetro How do station names rank among Metro's problems? #wmata

Barbara J. Richardson, Metro's assistant general manager for its Department of Customer Services, Communications and Marketing, shows highlights of a model of the system’s new 7000 rail series car. (Mark Gail/The Washington Post)

And a few more from postmetrogirl:

>> #wmata - neigborhood map needs to be more visible, says brd. member tom downs. names like g'town don't belong on station names.

>> #wmata -- brd. members question costs of adding on names at stations. arlington co.'s mary hynes wants to know what she's paying for.

>> #wmata -- chatter of having primary name, secondary name and icons in station names...i'm confused just listening, thinks postmetrogirl.

>> #wmata- metro brd. member tommy wells asks about buying new signs in bulk. sams club for metro signs????? 

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The Cheverly Metro station. (Mark Gail/The Washington Post)

By Akeya Dickson  |  02:47 PM ET, 07/07/2011

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