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From the Mayor’s Office:
“Mayor Muriel Bowser and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced that, based on feedback from the community, a new proposed route has been selected for the return of DC Circulator service to Ward 7. The new 14.56-mile DC Circulator route, which will launch in 2023, will provide a unique east/west connection between Ward 6 and Ward 7, supplementing the existing WMATA Route 97 service, which only operates during peak hours. The route will serve Deanwood, Benning Road, Stadium Armory, and Union Station Metrorail stations.
“The DC Circulator, which is currently free, is efficient and reliable – that’s why we love it, and that’s why our residents and visitors love it. We’re proud to be in the process of returning the Circulator to Ward 7,” said Mayor Bowser. “We thank all the residents and stakeholders who took time to provide feedback and help us select a route that works best for the Ward 7 community.”
The route was selected as part of the DC Circulator Transit Development Plan (TDP), which guides the future growth of the DC Circulator system and is updated every three years. As part of the 2020 update, DDOT is also proposing improvements to the Circulator system’s operations and performance District-wide as well as an extension of the Dupont Circle-Rosslyn (RS-DP) route to U Street NW, in addition to returning service to Ward 7.
“The proposed expansion of the Circulator system is part of Mayor Bowser’s sustained investment to ensure Washingtonians have access to efficient, and reliable public transit, especially with the DC Circulator,” said DDOT Interim Director Everett Lott. “Community feedback is critical to the planning process as we prepare to return DC Circulator service to Ward 7.”
In the fall, Mayor Bowser sought community feedback on the Ward 7 route. DDOT received more than 1,700 responses from residents and stakeholders – more than 70 percent of whom live in Ward 7 – to a survey that offered seven route alternatives for returning service to the ward. In addition to the survey, DDOT sought feedback at public meetings and through focus groups.
Now, DDOT is accepting feedback on the results of the preferred alternative route and other improvements in the 2020 TDP through May 28, 2021. Residents should visit the TDP project webpage, sign up for the DC Circulator newsletter, or contact the project team via the website at dccirculator.com/connect/contact-us/ and 202-671-2020 to provide feedback. Once the comment period closes, DDOT will host a public hearing later this summer based on the final proposed route, in accordance with local and federal policy requirements.
For more information about the DC Circulator, to learn more about providing feedback, and to get assistance in other languages, residents should visit dccirculator.com.”
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You are cordially invited to the Washington Opera Society’s exclusive Christmas/Hannukah Party!
We are pleased to welcome our great opera stars to the company!
Juliette Di Bello, Manuela Tomasz Korossy, Kristin Sampson from the NY City Opera Company, and Kevin Short of the Metropolitan Opera.
Don’t miss this unique holiday concert of seasonal favorites and hit arias from the operatic repertoire sung by our cast of stellar singers. Maestro Benichou will bring his infectious energy as he leads the WOS Festival Ensemble in an evening sure to remember. Glad tidings!
You are cordially invited to the Embassy of Austria for a thrilling evening with Mozart. What a better way to spend Christmas and Hannukah! Our full orchestra and lead singers, some of whom sing at the Met, will appeal to teens as they begin their journey to the classics! We expect to be sold out soon…..
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Under the Gracious Patronage of H.E. Petra Schneebauer, Ambassador of Austria
Julien Benichou, Conductor
Kevin Short as Figaro
Manna K. Jones as Susanna
Stephen Powell as Count Almaviva
Laquita Mitchell as Contessa
Anna Kelly as Cherubino
Maggie Polglaze as Barbarina
John Gibney as Bartolo
Leah Heater as Marcellina
Christopher Jon Hartung as Antonio & Don Curzio
Narration provided by Robin Phillips
Embassy of Austria
3524 International Court NW
Washington, DC 20008
Doors Open/Cocktails 6:30 pm
Performance including Intermission 7:15 pm
Wine Reception with Heavy Hors d’oeuvres 9:15 to 10:30 pm
Box Seats $250
Orchestra Reserved $150
Seniors (over 65 years old) Unreserved $80 [sold out]
Students with ID $50
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