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Friday, April 26, 2019

When You Gotta Go On The Metro, Think Reston

One of the less known facts about the Wiehle-Reston East Metro station, aside from its conspicuous lack of once-promised rad 80s art, is that it’s home to one of the few public restrooms in the entire Metro system. We'd expect nothing less, and we're sure that when the Reston Town Center station opens, the washrooms there will be staffed with tuxedo-wearing attendants in recognition of that part of town's elite status.

But we digress. We've had the occasion to use the Metro facilities every now and then, and we must say they're... surprisingly pleasant. On a scale of transit-related facilities ranging from 1 (Penn Station basement) to 10 (Emirates Sky Lounge), we’d put the Wiehle Metro station bathrooms somewhere in the high 7 to 8 range. Not bad!

They even have a confidence-inspiring "daily washroom checklist" taped on the wall, which is great... at least until you take a closer look.

Okay, so it's just April. Late April, actually. We Restonians are a thoughtful bunch, after all, so maybe we've been carefully metering out the squares in consideration of our fellow plastic fantastic planned community commuters.

Well, to be fair, Metro has had other issues that are probably top of mind. What's the worst that could happen?

Next time, we'll wait until we get home, kthx, the end.

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