“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of October 31-November 2 with service adjustments beginning at 10 p.m. Friday through closing Sunday.
This weekend, Orange, Silver, Blue, Yellow and Green line trains will operate every 20 minutes, rather than every 12 minutes. Red Line trains will operate every 15 minutes with additional trains providing service every 8-10 minutes between Van Ness and NoMa-Gallaudet during daytime hours.
Daylight Saving Time will end at 2 a.m. Sunday, November 2. At that time, clocks will “fall back” to 1 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time). Metrorail will remain open until its normal closing time of 3 a.m. “new time” (Eastern Standard Time).
Trains every 8-15 minutes
Red Line trains will operate as follows throughout the weekend:
Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: every 15 minutes
Between Van Ness & NoMa-Gallaudet: every 8-10 minutes Saturday and Sunday from 9AM-9PM only
Work Performed: Floating slab renewal between Van Ness & Friendship Heights, lighting upgrades and fence replacement between NoMa-Gallaudet & Rhode Island Ave. (more…)
Ed. Note: It has been noted that SoberRide doesn’t work for everyone. But they give a lot of rides so clearly it works for some.
From an email:
“This Friday, October 31st, the nonprofit group, Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS), will launch RightRides DC, an innovative new program to provide free and safe rides home to women and LGBTQ-identifying individuals late at night.
RightRides DC — which comes following reports of sexual assault accusations against Uber and the DC Taxicab Commission (DCTC) — seeks to help close what experts call the “safety gap.” The program’s need is evident in recent, national studies showing that street harassment and public sexual harassment and assault disproportionately affect and limit the mobility of women and LGBT people. The program is made possible by a sponsorship from Zipcar.”
“This weekend, Orange, Silver, Blue, Yellow and Green line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals, except at three stations: Greenbelt, Landover and New Carollton. Red Line trains will operate every 24 minutes with additional trains providing service about every 12 minutes between Medical Center and NoMa-Gallaudet from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Early Opening Sunday for Marine Corps Marathon
Metrorail will open two hours early, at 5 a.m., on Sunday, October 26, for customers traveling to the Marine Corps Marathon. The closest Metro stop to the start of the race is Pentagon on the Blue and Yellow lines. Riders may want to consider using Pentagon City as an alternate station due to potential crowding at Pentagon.
Red Line trains will operate as follows throughout the weekend (10PM Fri – Closing Sun):
Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: every 24 minutes
Between Medical Center & NoMa-Gallaudet: every 12 minutes Saturday and Sunday from 9AM-9PM only
Work Performed: Track, rail tie, insulator renewal & joint elimination between Medical Center & Grosvenor and Takoma & Forest Glen.
Regular weekend service EXCEPT on Saturday at Landover & New Carrollton only
On Saturday, Orange Line trains will operate:
Between Cheverly and Vienna at regular Saturday intervals (every 12 minutes 9AM-9PM)
At Landover and New Carrollton only, trains will arrive and depart every 20-25 minutes between 9AM-9PM
On Sunday, Orange Line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals.
Regular weekend service; extra trains on Sunday
Regular weekend service EXCEPT at Greenbelt Station on Saturday and Sunday (Buses replace trains at Greenbelt only)
On Saturday and Sunday, free shuttle buses will replace Green Line trains between Greenbelt and College Park. Riders using shuttle bus service should allow 15 minutes additional travel time.
Green Line trains will operate at normal weekend intervals between College Park and Branch Ave.
Station Closed: Greenbelt”
“The Metropolitan Police Department and US Park Police wish to advise the public and members of the media of the following street closings in conjunction with the Marine Corps Marathon. These events are scheduled for Sunday, October 26, 2014.
This event is scheduled for Sunday, October 26, 2014. The race begins at 8:00 am in Arlington, Virginia, and then crosses the Potomac River into the District of Columbia. The following streets along the race route will be closed beginning at 4:00 am and are expected to re-open by 1:00 pm (more…)
Yesterday afternoon (22 Oct) on the 36 bus our driver announced that starting Monday (27 Oct) all buses would be delayed. He said there were several reasons- all buses could not go above 25 MPH, they could not start moving if anyone was still standing near the driver (like adding money to their Smartrip) and they would have to limit stops to pick up passengers if there were too many people standing. The driver mentioned something about a new contract trying to force the old employees out because they make too much. He also mentioned something about a new 3 strike policy that would automatically turn a violation into two day suspension. Have you heard anything about this? These don’t seem like the worst ideas considering the stories I’ve read on PoPville.”
“District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced the start of a large-scale project to make roadway improvements to Military Road NW near 16th Street and replace the 16th Street NW Bridge over Military Road.
Residents should prepare for major impacts on traffic on Military Road and 16th Street NW during this project, which is expected to take 11 months to complete, weather permitting. The first phase of this project will last from October to March 2015, during which DDOT will focus on making improvements to Military Road NW.
These improvements will include installing a new, stone-faced median barrier on Military Road NW, between Oregon Avenue and 14th Street; improving storm drainage along the roadway and installing traffic signal and street light enhancements.”
“DDOT Projects Update Meeting for the Ward 1 Community
Monday, October 27th, 2014
6:00 PM | Open House
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM | Project Updates
Columbia Heights Community Center, 1480 Girard Street, NW
Project engineers will be in attendance to update the Ward 1 community on the following projects:
· Dedicated Bus Lanes on Georgia Avenue, NW
· Safety Improvements on 15th Street, NW
· Resurfacing of 7th Street, NW
· Reconstruction of U Street, NW Phase II
· Reconstruction of Florida Avenue, NW
· DC Streetcar
· Traffic Improvements
· Asset Management
· Tree Projects
· Low Impact Development Projects
There will also be a question and answer session.”