photos via WMATA


“The new Potomac Yard-VT Metrorail Station opens Friday at 5 a.m., connecting one of Alexandria’s fastest growing communities to the region.

“Going fast! Fare machines at the new Potomac Yard Station are loaded up with 25,000 commemorative SmarTrip cards available NOW. Get yours today!”

Less than 15 minutes to the nation’s capital, Potomac Yard-VT, on the Blue and Yellow lines, is the 98th station in the Metrorail system.” Read More


Update from the Department of For-Hire Vehicles:

“The Department of For-Hire Vehicles, which regulates taxicabs, limos, and ride-hailing companies in the District, allows residents of Maryland and Virginia to operate in the District. One requirement is to display a taxi vehicle tag issued by the District. In the past, some taxicabs had tags issued both by the District and their home jurisdiction. That is why you may occasionally see taxicabs with two tags.”

“Dear PoPville,

Attached is an interesting double license plate I saw in Woodley Park area today – DC and Virginia tags…. for what the helen of troy is this?” Read More


photo from March 2022 by airbus777


“Metro is extending the closure of six stations south of Reagan National Airport due to unexpected site conditions and remediation efforts for the future Potomac Yard Station. The announcement today comes three weeks before stations were scheduled to reopen to give our customers time to plan their trips accordingly.

Work to tie-in new tracks to the station, which was slated to conclude on Saturday, Oct. 22, will now end on Saturday, Nov. 5. Read More



“Metro took control of the Silver Line Extension today at 6:00 a.m. This milestone, known as the “Operational Readiness Date” (ORD), marks the point where provisional care and control of the Extension – including six new Silver Line stations, 11.4 miles of new track, and a new rail yard – is formally transferred from the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) to Metro.

The opening date for passenger service will follow an action by Metro’s Board of Directors on the final acceptance of the line from MWAA. Read More


Ed. Note: The saga of a Wagamama coming to Penn Quarter was one of hope, tears, anguish, hope and ultimately tears. Bring back Olson’s some shout! Some of us are old. Some of us have no idea what we’re talking about. This is all true. And so chapter twelve begins…

From a press release:

“Leading international restaurant brand Wagamama will expand its U.S. presence with a Summer 2022 opening in Arlington’s Clarendon neighborhood. The 5,100 square foot restaurant, located at 2950 Clarendon Boulevard, will be the company’s first location in the Washington, D.C. region and will serve an array of fresh, cooked-to-order Asian-inspired bowls, curries, and creative craft cocktails during lunch and dinner services.

Wagamama first opened in London in 1992 and quickly hooked diners on its “bowl to soul” dining philosophy, which has spurred the company’s continuous expansion to over 200 locations in 27 countries. Read More


Photo by slightlyworn

From the National Park Service:

“The National Park Service (NPS) in cooperation with the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, invites public review of the Environmental Assessment (EA) and Assessment of Effect for improvements to Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. To better meet the needs of current and future visitors, we’ve proposed several changes to the park’s general management plan–the plan that guides park management decisions. You’re invited to submit your feedback from Nov. 18 through Dec. 30.

Since 1971, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts has provided opportunities to experience live performances, learn about music and theater, and explore nature. The proposed improvements would improve the visitor experience while continuing to preserve the history, landscape and resources of the only national park established as a performing arts venue. This EA would amend the Park’s 1997 General Management Plan.

The amendment to the general management plan would allow the park to: Read More


Thanks to John for sharing this awesomeness from his backyard in Arlington: “I usually see one or the other, today was the first time they crossed paths in front of me. The interaction was amicable with a hint of curiosity.”

If you spot a hawk or any interesting wildlife and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected]. Thanks! Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.


Thanks to Jenna (and others) for passing on from Free2Move:

“As you are aware, as part of our Car Sharing service Free2Move offers all members both residential parking and metered parking at no cost to you. Over the past few months we have been working with the City of Arlington to renew our permits to operate in Arlington. Unfortunately, we have not been able to renew the permit and we were notified today by the City of Arlington to cease our operations in the area. Read More


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