From a press release:
“Statement from Executive Director Neil Albert on WMATA Board’s Failure to Restore Late-Night Metro Service
[Ed. Note: scenario c was selected:
Monday to Thursday – 5am-11:30pm
Friday – 5am – 1am
Saturday – 7am – 1am
Sunday – 8am – 11pm]
“The DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) understands the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) need to create maintenance and repair time for Metro, but today’s vote significantly burdens the region’s economy for two additional years and could have a detrimental impact on the economic vitality of D.C.
“The board’s vote against restoring late-night Metro service in addition to closing the system at 11:30pm on weekdays for an additional two years does provide Metro with the time their management requested for maintenance. But Metro won’t be able to fulfill its goal of restoring reliable service until they restore all service, including late-night.
“The board must exercise its oversight responsibility by requiring frequent reports on the progress of maintenance and repair efforts and must make those reports available for public review. A single progress report in May 2018 is neither sufficient nor adequately transparent. Riders who will be inconvenienced during this period deserve this information.
“We are aware of the negative impacts created by late-night service cuts. Some members of the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington have already reported that sales have gone down as much as 20% due to the elimination of late-night service during SafeTrack. Metro must quickly develop bus and other transit options to fill the gaps created by this decision, especially for riders who support D.C.’s late-night economy who will have no viable options for late-night travel.
“It is now up to WMATA’s board of directors to ensure that this two-year plan accomplishes its intended goal to bring the Metro system back into a state of good repair. A safe and reliable transit system which includes late-night service is essential to DowntownDC and the District.”
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District Cutlery is celebrating their 10th and 11th anniversaries this week (we forgot last year) and offering customers 25% off all sharpening services. Walk-in service at Union Market is welcome or you can make arrangements for mail-in service on their website. Typical turn-around is less than an hour (but sometimes the queue gets long).
DMV’s professional chefs and passionate home cooks have trusted the District Cutlery with their knives for over 10 years. You can see pictures of their work @districtcutlery Instagram. They also specialize in sharpening styling shears, scissors and smaller garden tools and axes.
Girls in Gear is a Non-Profit that teaches girls age 5+ life skills through bike skills. We aim to get your girl to fall in love with herself, her friends, and her bike! Registration is open across the DMV for our eight-week program that starts the weekend of September 23rd. Programming runs for 90 minutes once a week on a weekend morning.
All abilities of riders – balance bikes, training wheels, two wheels, road-bike pros and everything in between – are welcome. We are non-competitive and focus on having fun no matter what your level of riding is. We pride ourselves in being a low-cost program and also have a no-questions-asked scholarship policy that includes bikes and helmets if needed.
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Saturday – OPEN HOUSE, cookies and cocktails with newly arrived collections from Paris, Tokyo, Turin, Tel-Aviv and NY.
Sunday – MEET THE DESIGNER,