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From WMATA:

“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of November 21-23 with service adjustments beginning at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing through system closing on Sunday.

Silver, Blue, Yellow and Green line trains will operate regular weekend intervals, except at Franconia-Springfield station on Saturday only (see below). Red Line trains will operate every 16 minutes with additional trains providing service every 8-10 minutes between Grosvenor and NoMa-Gallaudet during daytime hours. Buses replace Orange Line trains between West Falls Church and Vienna beginning 12:01 a.m. Saturday through closing Sunday. (more…)

“Dear PoPville,

I’ve lived at 16th/V for 8 years — commuting by foot to and from work every day down New Hampshire to Dupont — and I’ve noticed a disturbing increase in the number of cars that, while they have a green light to continue straight down New Hampshire towards Dupont Circle, take the liberty of making a left-hand turn down 17th, which has a red light and a walk signal for pedestrians. Pretty much every other day I have to be on high-alert when using that crosswalk to make sure no drivers are barreling through that red light and into the crosswalk during the walk signal.

I wonder if other people have experienced this? Any ideas on what to do about this?”

“Dear PoPville,

I was walking to the Columbia Heights metro this morning at about 8:45 when I saw that a woman had been hit by a car in the crosswalk at 14th and Otis St NW. I didn’t actually see the accident, but I saw her lying in the road and people were surrounding her trying to help her. The police and ambulance had been called and were just showing up. Just wondering if anyone else was there that wrote in and know if she was ok, or if the driver was caught? It didn’t seem like the firemen who responded at first were in a terribly big rush so I was hoping that meant the woman was going to be ok.

I also heard two other women who were bystanders talking about how this was the second time recently that someone had been hit in that crosswalk and how they wanted a stoplight or stop sign to be placed at that intersection. Maybe this is something we can post to raise awareness for drivers (and pedestrians) to be careful out there.”

On twitter I was sent:

“@PoPville Child struck in crosswalk on 14th street just north of CH. Everyone please slow down….your job can wait 30 seconds.”

Not sure if this is the same incident or if the victim was a child. Anyone else hear anything?

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From WMATA:

“For the benefit of holiday travelers, Metro will offer 80 additional trips on the B30 route between Greenbelt Metrorail Station and Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on November 26, 29, 30, and December 19.

Click on the dates below for specific schedule information (pdf) for the additional trips.

Combined with the regular schedule, these additional trips will provide Metrobus Route B30 service every 20 minutes between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on these four days.

A special $7 express fare using SmarTrip, CharmCard or cash is charged on Route B30. The fare is $3.50 for seniors and persons with disabilities.”

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Ed. Note: It’ll all be worth it if Eataly comes, it’ll all be worth it if Eataly comes…

From DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announces that Phase 2 the Third Street Tunnel Project for utility relocation work along Massachusetts Avenue and H Street NW, between 2nd Street and 4th Street, NW, is scheduled to begin Tuesday, November 18, 2014. The related work, involving removal, relocation and replacement of existing underground utilities will impact both vehicular and pedestrian traffic, and is expected to last six months, weather permitting.

Construction activities during this phase will generally occur during the following hours:

· Monday to Friday, from 7 a.m. to 12 a.m.
· Saturday and Sunday work, scheduled only as needed, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Phase II Traffic Pattern Shifts:

· 3rd Street will be closed north of the H Street; traffic will be redirected around this intersection (to utilize 4th and I Streets) for the full duration of Phase 2.

· H Street will be re-opened westbound, allowing traffic to travel directly through the Massachusetts Avenue intersection from 2nd to 4th Streets; eastbound traffic will remain as currently configured.

· Temporary Lane Closures should be expected between 7:00am to 12:00am. Traffic barrels, cones, and flaggers shall be implemented to redirect traffic as necessary.”

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From WMATA:

“Orange, Silver, Blue, and Yellow line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals, except at selected stations on Saturday only (see below for details). Green Line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals between Branch Ave and College Park with buses replacing trains at Greenbelt Station only on Saturday and Sunday. Red Line trains will operate every 16 minutes with additional trains providing service every 8-10 minutes between Grosvenor and NoMa-Gallaudet during daytime hours. (more…)

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From WMATA:

“Veterans Day, Tuesday November 11, a major concert will be held on the National Mall that could draw up to 800,000 attendees — larger than July 4 and many Presidential Inaugurations. In order to safely and efficiently provide rail service for as many riders as possible, Metro will make several service adjustments to maximize train capacity.

Here are five things to know for those taking Metro to the event:

1. All stations will be open except Smithsonian. Metrorail will open at 5 a.m. and close at midnight. Nine stations near the National Mall will remain open past midnight if necessary to accommodate concertgoers after the event (you must be in line by midnight). Arlington Cemetery will be served by rail shuttle trains from the south, as well as free buses from Rosslyn and Pentagon stations.

2. Additional Yellow Line trains will replace Blue Line service between Franconia-Springfield and Greenbelt. Because Yellow Line trains get Virginia riders to the concert 12 minutes faster than Blue Line trains, this service change will allow Metro to run trains more frequently and maximize space for other riders. Trains will run as frequently as every three minutes before and after the event. Riders who normally use Blue Line trains can use Yellow and Silver/Orange trains instead (transfer at L’Enfant Plaza), or take advantage of free shuttle bus service between Pentagon and Rosslyn from 5 a.m. until closing.

3. Know what not to bring. Bicycles and large coolers will be prohibited on Metrorail all day to maximize space for all riders. Prohibited items at the concert include alcohol, bicycles, explosives/fireworks, glass containers, coolers, animals (except service animals), weapons, and more. Be sure to check the event website for a complete list. If in doubt about whether an item will be permitted, it is best to leave it home. In addition, for security reasons, all Metrorail restrooms will be closed on Veterans Day.

4. Travel without transferring. Metro recommends planning your trip so that you do not have to transfer between rail lines. Choose a station near the National Mall on the same line as where you begin your trip, and then return to the same station after the concert.

5. Pre-load your SmarTrip card.”

The Concert For Valor Map (PDF)

From MPD:

“The National Park Service and the United States Park Police in cooperation with local, state and federal law enforcement, public safety and transportation agencies, have developed security, logistics and access plans for HBO’s permitted Concert for Valor. The concert will take place on Tuesday, November 11 from 7-10 p.m. on the National Mall.

Road Closures

The following roads will be closed and off-limits to vehicles starting at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, November 11:

· Constitution Avenue NW from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to 18th Street NW
· Madison Drive NW from 3rd Street NW to 15th Street NW
· Jefferson Drive SW from 3rd Street SW to 15th Street SW
· Independence Avenue SW from 3rd Street SW to 17th Street SW
· Maryland Avenue SW from Independence Avenue SW to 7th Street SW
· 3rd Street from Constitution Avenue NW to C Street SW
· 4th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to C Street SW
· 6th Street NW from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to Constitution Avenue NW
· 6th Street SW from Independence Avenue SW to C Street SW
· 7th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to C Street SW
· 10th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to Independence Avenue SW
· 12th Street ramp from I-395 to Pennsylvania Avenue NW
· 14th Street from E Street NW to C Street SW
· 15th Street from E Street NW to Maine Avenue SW
· 17th Street from C Street NW to Independence Avenue SW

Additional closures will be in place in advance of the concert to allow for setup of the venue. These include:

· 4th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to C Street SW will be closed from 12:01 a.m.Monday, November 3 through Wednesday, November 12 at 10 a.m.

· Madison Drive NW from 3rd Street NW to 4th Street NW will be closed from 6 a.m. on November 10 through 10 a.m. on November 12.

Prohibited Items (more…)

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From WMATA:

“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of November 7-9 with service adjustments on two of Metro’s six rail lines beginning at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing through closing Sunday.

This weekend, Orange, Silver, Blue and Yellow line trains will operate on a regular weekend schedule (Yellow to/from Mt Vernon Sq only). Red Line trains will run every 16 minutes, and Green Line trains will run every 20 minutes. (more…)

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From DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) today unveiled an online tool that will help residents, visitors and businesses view activities that impede pedestrian, cyclist and vehicular traffic in the District.

DDOT’s Public Space Occupancy Map displays existing construction projects, emergency utility work and special events. Icons that represent activities, which temporarily affect public space, show more details when selected, allowing users an opportunity to examine these activities for more information. For instance, the public can view public space permit numbers, and beginning and end dates for a project or special event.”