The Bethesda Metro Improvement Task Force met last week to discuss future plans for the station, including getting better signage near the Woodmont Avenue exit (a sign has already been approved for the Wisconsin Avenue side). WMATA has improved the lighting in the station and the nearby Hyatt Regency has purchased power washers that WMATA crews use weekly to clean bus bays.
Progress has been promising with the work group. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center director Ken Hartman said at a meeting Tuesday night that the group will continue to work with WMATA as he described the state of the station as downright "bad."
"In fact, the Metro folks who have come with us have said this is the probably the second worst they’ve seen," he said. "And with Bethesda, the amount of investment we make with the automobile gateways, now it’s how can we work with Metro to bring attention to the maintenance issues."
But come Monday issues like crowded train platforms (seen in the video below) will hopefully be no more.