The Metro system, once a reliable point of pride for D.C.’s boosters, has had a rough few years: Safety problems, escalator outages, and rising prices have made the subway a regular subject of local griping. At times, it can be hard to keep up with the torrent of unflattering Metro-related scoops. As a public service, Washington City Paper is offering beleaguered riders this irregular round-up of recent media lowlights:

In better news this week: Metro’s glossary of broken escalator terms will give you something to contemplate while you’re huffing and puffing your way out of a station. And police have recovered the vehicle that was involved in two Metro parking lot carjackings.