Photo by PoPville flickr user Beau Finley


“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the Memorial Day weekend of May 22-25 with service adjustments on five of six rail lines beginning at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing through system closing on Monday.

Green Line trains will operate at regular intervals throughout the weekend; Red Line trains will operate every 20 minutes with additional service between 9AM-9PM each day. On Saturday and Sunday only, Orange, Silver, Blue and Yellow line trains will operate every 24 minutes. On Monday, Orange and Silver line trains will operate every 15 minutes, while Blue and Yellow line trains will run every 18 minutes.

Memorial Day service information
On Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, Metrorail will open at 7 a.m. and close at midnight. Trains will operate on a Sunday schedule. Off-peak fares will be in effect all day, and parking will be free at all Metrorail parking facilities.”

From MPD:

Scheduled Street Closures National Memorial Day Parade

On Monday, May 25, 2015, the National Memorial Day Parade will start at 2:00 pm. The streets along the following route will be closed from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm.

Staging Area 7th Street, NW between Constitution Avenue & Independence Avenue, SW
Parade Area Constitution Avenue between 7th Street & 19th Street, NW
Dispersal Area Virginia Avenue between Constitution Avenue & 22nd Street, NW”

From DPR:

“Mayor Muriel Bowser will visit the Banneker Pool. DPR has a mystery jumper scheduled to cannonball into the pool. DPR has 18 outdoor pools, 24 spray parks and 4 children’s pools, as well as 11 indoor pools.

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced today that it will open all its outdoor aquatic features (17 outdoor pools, 24 spray parks and four children’s pools) to kick off the 2015 summer season, on Saturday, May 23rd, leading into the Memorial Day holiday.

The District’s outdoor pools will remain open for the entire Memorial Day weekend – Saturday, Sunday and Monday – from 12 pm to 6 pm. DC’s spray parks will also be open for the entire holiday weekend from 10 am to 7 pm. District residents with acceptable proof of residency can swim free of charge at all DPR pools; non-District residents must pay a fee.

DPR’s administrative offices, indoor aquatic facilities, recreation and community centers will be closed Monday, May 25th for the Memorial Day holiday. All permitted events will take place as scheduled and all fields will be open.

Immediately following the Memorial Day weekend, all outdoor aquatic facilities will operate on weekends only (Saturday and Sunday), from 12 pm to 6 pm, until Sunday, June 21st. Starting the next day, on Monday, June 22nd, all outdoor pools and spray parks will begin their regular summer schedules. All outdoor pools are open six days a week, and are closed one day for cleaning and maintenance. Spray parks will operate seven days a week.

Following is a complete listing of DPR’s outdoor and children’s pools, and spray park sites: (more…)

From DC Alerts:

“Metro service on the Blue, Orange, and Silver lines are partially suspended in both directions due to a power problem affecting train traffic. Blue and Silver train service is suspended between Benning Rd & Eastern Market stations. Orange Line service is suspended between Minnesota Ave & Eastern Market stations. Metro has sent shuttle buses to Benning Rd, Minnesota Ave, Stadium Armory, Potomac Ave, and Eastern Market stations to assist.

Update: Metro anticipates restoring normal service within 5-10 minutes but there will be residual delays. Commuters may want to consider other transportation options.”

From @Metrorailinfo:

“Orange Line: Rail service RESTORED following earlier power outage near Stadium-Armory. Residual delays continue in both directions.”

“Blue/Silver Line: Rail service has been RESTORED following earlier power outage near Stadium-Armory. Residual delays continue in both direct”

Photo by PoPville flickr user Rukasu1

From MPD:

“Street Closure
United House of Prayer Memorial Parade
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Starting at 12 Noon to 3:30pm

Parade Route:

The parade will form at 6th and M St NW. It will then start north on 6th St NW to S St NW, west on S St to 13th St NW, South on 13th St to Logan Circle southwest around Logan Circle to P St NW, east on P St to 7th St, South on 7th St to M St, East on M St to 6th St where they will disband.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user Lucas Keene

From MPD:

“On Sunday, May 24, 2015, the Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom 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:

Assembly Area

The rally area will be at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, on the north and south parking lots, which will be open at 7:00 am.

The staging area will be in front of the Lincoln Memorial at Ohio and Independence Avenue, S.W.

Parade Route

The roads mentioned will be closed from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

The motorcycle ride will form in North Pentagon Parking Lot (Arlington County Police permit is required) and will proceed over the following route: Across Memorial Bridge to 23rd Street, North on 23rd Street to Constitution Ave (United States Park Police permit is required), East on Constitution Avenue to Pennsylvania Avenue, East on Pennsylvania Avenue to 3rd St, South on 3rd Street to Independence Avenue, West on Independence Avenue to West Basin Drive, Southwest on West Basin Drive to Ohio Drive, Northwest on Ohio Drive to Franklin D. Roosevelt Park (United States Park Police permit is required) where they will disband.”


Meg tweets us at 6:30am:

“@PoPville friendship heights closed due to smoke in the tunnel… HUGE mess already!”


“Red Line-Major disruption: Rail service temp SUSPENDED btwn Medical Ctr & Friendship Heights due to fire dept response. Consider alternates.”

Red Line: Rail service RESTORED. Trains continue single tracking btwn Medical Center & Friendship Heights. All stations open. 7:40a #wmata”

“Red Line single tracking Medical Ctr to Friendship Heights continues due to earlier track prob/FD response. Expect delays. 8:38a #wmata”


We at Zipcar are sad that our decade-long partnership with WMATA (otherwise known as Metro) has come to an end. Our Zipcars based in Kiss and Ride lots will be leaving effective May 31, 2015. We don’t want this change to impact you, so we’re taking this opportunity to bring you lots of new locations right next door to our old homes – or even in your own neighborhood!

Over the next few weeks, you’ll see dozens of new locations sprouting up to ensure you can continue to zip when and where you need to go. You can always find our stations that are conveniently located next to or close to Metro stations by searching for either the station name or the line it’s on.

Thanks for your membership, and happy Zipping!

“Dear PoPville,

Wondering how DC residents feel? I’m pretty upset at the change although its good we do have neighborhood spots but zipcar @ metro really helps esp as you go out the city (MD/VA).
I had saw a sign at Brookland metro saying the new vendor for ‘car sharing’ will be enterprise…anyone used their services before? How does it compare to zip car in terms of perks (gas etc)”

Photo by PoPville flickr user Beau Finley


“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of May 15-17 with service adjustments on all six rail lines.

This weekend, Orange, Silver and Blue line trains will operate every 18 minutes. Yellow and Green line trains will operate every 20 minutes with Yellow line trains operating between Huntington and Mt. Vernon Square only and Red Line trains will operate every 24 minutes with additional service between 9AM-9PM Saturday and Sunday.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user Barbara Krawcowicz

A reader tweets us:

“@PoPville Currently on a southbound green line train, they’re telling us there’s a fire at Georgia Ave/Petworth and we aren’t moving.”

Update: “@PoPville moving now but we will be single tracking thru GA Ave station”

@Metrorailinfo tweets:

“Green/Yellow Line: Trains single tracking btwn Georgia Ave & Fort Totten due to a track problem at Georgia Ave. Delays both directions.”