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Quintina writes:

“Any word on police patrolling metro w/weapons in hand? Just passed one in the Dupont station. rifle. Safely pointed at the ground while walking but still. Was thinking potential threat alert or something of that nature?”

Anyone see patrols at other stations? Has anyone ever seen a patrol with rifles before?

Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood

From an email:

“We are coming out of hibernation a month early for some February Commuter Coffee!

The Bike Rack in partnership with Peregrine Espresso is offering Free HOT coffee for bicycle commuters on Wednesday morning, Feb. 15, from 7:30 am until about 9:30 am. We will be at the corner of 14th and Q streets NW.

We’ll be handing out free cups of coffee as you make your way into work or wherever you are headed. Bring your own travel mug or grab one of our cups. Look for our banner, stop by and have a cup of joe on us!”

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From DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) today announced the release of the District Mobility website as part of an effort to clearly communicate how the District’s transportation system is performing.

District Mobility is a dynamic web tool that shows the District’s state of mobility for surface transportation modes and outlines DDOT’s recommendations for managing and operating built infrastructure to meet growing demand.

“The goal of the District Mobility Project is to better quantify and qualify the state of the District’s transportation system performance from a holistic, multimodal perspective,” said DDOT Director Leif Dormsjo. “The interactive, data-rich design of District Mobility provides an innovative platform for sharing the state of mobility and DDOT’s progress towards reducing congestion on our roads.” (more…)

Reminder from WMATA:

“From February 11 through February 28, 2017, SafeTrack Surge #12 will result in an around-the-clock shutdown of the tracks between Rosslyn and Pentagon stations.


Blue Line trains will be replaced by Yellow Rush+ service running at all times between Franconia-Springfield and Greenbelt
No trains will run between Rosslyn and Pentagon
Arlington Cemetery Station will be closed

On weekdays:

No Blue Line trains will be in service
In Virginia, use Yellow Rush+ and transfer at L’Enfant Plaza to continue your trip.
In Maryland, use Silver Line instead.

Yellow Rush+ trains will run all day between Franconia-Springfield & Greenbelt
Arlington Cemetery Station will be closed (free shuttle buses will run between Pentagon & Arlington Cemetery)”

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“Metro Transit Police daily blotter reports show the time and location of arrests, reports and citations for a specified 24-hour period. Generally, reports are published every weekday, except holidays. Please note that blotter reports are not a comprehensive list of every police event, and information is based on initial reports made to MTPD. Follow-up investigations may reveal different or additional information. As a result, the classification of crimes may change as investigations are advanced. Please refer to crime statistics for official information. Incidents that occur aboard trains are reported from the nearest rail station.”

You can see yesterday’s here.

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Ed. Note: Cupid’s Undie Run is a fundraiser for the Children’s Tumor Foundation.

From MPD:

“On Saturday, February 11, 2017, the Cupid’s Undie Run will take place in the District of Columbia. In conjunction with this event, there will be several street closures that motorists should take into consideration:

On Saturday, February 11, 2017, the following streets will be closed from approximately 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm for the run: (more…)

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“Metro General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld today announced that retirement of the system’s least-reliable rail cars – the 4000-series – will begin next week.

The 4000-series rail cars are by far Metro’s least reliable, traveling an average of only 27,259 miles between delays. By contrast, the best performing cars, the 6000-series, are nearly four times more reliable, traveling more than 103,000 miles between delays. (more…)


From AlertDC:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will temporarily close lanes on the H Street Bridge to perform preservation activities beginning Tuesday, February 7, weather permitting.

All work will be conducted between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Lanes will remain open outside of these hours. Work is scheduled to be completed by Tuesday, February 28.

The lane closures will not significantly impact traffic flow, but motorists are encouraged to stay alert as they travel through the work area.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user Matt Calvert

From DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced a Request For Proposals (RFP) for the design-build construction of the next phase of the Metropolitan Branch Trail. The Fort Totten section of the Metropolitan Branch Trail will connect from where it currently ends on John McCormack Drive in Brookland, to the Fort Totten Metro Station.

“This is the next major milestone in the District’s commitment to completing the construction of the Metropolitan Branch Trail,” said Leif Dormsjo, DDOT Director. “A design-build approach will help us engage the creativity of the construction community to bring their ideas to the final design and construction.”

The Metropolitan Branch Trail is an 8-mile multi-use trail that connects Union Station in the District of Columbia to Silver Spring Maryland. The new trail will provide a direct off-street route for bicyclists and pedestrians through the Fort Totten area.

The trail will include LED lighting, security cameras, and wayfinding signage. (more…)