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The meeting was organized by Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2B/Dupont.
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The escalator renovation will be finished by the end of October.
The canopy must be clear and modular, and will probably be circular, McBride said.
Talking about the final design and installation of the canopy, McBride said, “It will be an open process. You [the public] will have a chance to weigh in.”
Q Street's recent appearances in the news were also discussed. These included the January drunken fall which severely injured a man, and the June legal difficulties experienced by a man who planted unauthorized flowers alongside the top stretch of the Q Street escalators. McBride noted that the among the types of flowers planted by the well-meaning volunteer were daffodils and other types of flora which rats find especially delicious. This is why they had to be removed.
Chisholm agreed with an audience member who said that WMATA handled the matter badly. “It's a new day,” she said. “We're starting fresh.”