You’ve submitted more than 1,100 ideas for making Metro greater. Here are a few. What do you think about them?

Paid restrooms

Several ideas involve the accessibility of restrooms in Metro stations. George B. proposes charging a nominal fee for using restrooms. He suggests that having stocked, attended restrooms would help keep them in working order and could generate some revenue for Metro.

Photo by nevermindtheend on Flickr.

Would you pay a small fee to use a restroom at a Metro station?

Live stream select Metro stations

Brandee C. thinks that live-streaming busy stations can help her and others make decisions about when and how to travel by Metro rail. She proposes that the live stream may also deter criminal activity. Others aren’t so sure.

What do you think?

Photo by Beau Finley on Flickr.

DC destinations by Metro

David Y. and Kevin F. did some brainstorming around how to incentivize weekend Metro ridership for families going to destinations in DC, such as the zoo. They discussed offering Metro packages to make it easy for families to park and ride rather than driving into congested areas and paying for parking.

Do you think this could help increase weekend ridership?

Hold buses for arriving trains

Perrin P. suggests a signaling system to alert bus drivers when a train is arriving at a station, particularly on infrequent bus lines or the last trip of the night. Would you find this helpful?

Photo by thisisbossi on Flickr.

There are over 1,000 more ideas on Metrogreater.org. Check them out and tell us about some of your favorites!

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Sarah Guidi was Greater Greater Washington's Managing Director from 2015 to 2018. She now lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her family.