Photo by PoPville flickr user Beau Finley
Senator Mark Warner tweeted yesterday:
“Holy smokes. @WMATA is losing $400,000 PER WEEKDAY due to the shutdown. That revenue loss doesn’t even include federal funds that are on hold because the Department of Transportation is shut down. This has got to stop.” (more…)
Thanks to Jenny for sending:
“I just witnessed the end of a strange incident. From what I could make out – The white car attempted to drive around a large truck on K Street, drove on to the sidewalk of Farragut Square, crushed a metal trashcan and then cut the truck off almost smashing into a cop car. I don’t think anyone was hurt. No idea what they were thinking.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.
I’m hoping you can help me solve a metro mystery:
I commute in the afternoon from Crystal City up to Mt. Vernon Square on the Yellow Line. At Archives station, I almost always see a few people get off and seemingly wait for a train to come in the opposite direction. Why would they do this? If they were switching to the Green line south toward Branch Ave, why wouldn’t they get off at the stop before–L’Enfant? I can’t seem to figure out a logical reason but there are always a few people who do this.
I realize this is a relatively unimportant question related to the Metro but I’ve always been curious. Any thoughts?”
1/21/2017 photo by PoPville flickr user Kevin Carroll
Ed. Note: I’d be curious to know how many folks plan on participating this year.
“On Saturday, January 19, 2019, there will be First Amendment demonstrations in the District of Columbia, to include the Women’s March. In conjunction with these events, there will be several street closures and parking restrictions the public and motorists should take into consideration:
The following streets will be posted as Emergency No Parking from 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m:
E Street NW, from 14th Street, NW to 11th Street, NW (both sides)
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW from 15th Street, NW to 9th Street, NW (both sides)
13th Street, NW from F Street, NW to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (both sides)
11th Street, NW from Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to E Street, NW (both sides)
10th Street, NW from Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to Constitution Avenue, NW
The following streets will be closed from 6:30 a.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m: (more…)
Thanks to Mark for sending:
“A new LED billboard has been turned on in the tunnel at the 11th and G Street entrance at Metro Center. It joins the two billboards that were installed several months ago at the street level of the entrance.”
In other metro ad news a few readers report:
“Heard my first audio ad (for Some school/program at GWU and Megabus ads) on an S bus this morning–I vaguely remember hearing something about this a while ago, but had yet to encounter one until now. Was weird.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Juven Jacob
“On Friday, January 18, 2019, there will be First Amendment demonstrations in the District of Columbia, to include the March for Life. In conjunction with these events, there will be several street closures and parking restrictions the public and motorists should take into consideration:
The following streets will be posted as Emergency No Parking from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m: (more…)
Photo from Brookland by Keegan Bursaw
“Due to weather conditions, all DCPS schools will be closed tomorrow, Monday, January 14, 2019”
Photo by Svectacular
From Alert DC:
“WMATA / Metro reports bus service has been suspended until further notice due to hazardous road conditions. Buses already en route will continue to the end of the line and go out of service. For more information please visit the link here.
Photo by PoPville flickr user angela n.
Update from Alert DC:
“DC Public Schools and Government will be closed tomorrow, January 14, 2019 due to the snow emergency.”
Update from OPM:
Thanks to Spencer, Alison, Donal and Brian for sending around noon Saturday:
I also caught some of the aftermath: (more…)
Photo by DC Fire and EMS
Yikes, thanks to a reader for passing on from DCFD:
“Update vehicle into building 28th & M Sts NW. #DCsBravest treated 1 patient on scene and transported a 2nd. Both minor injuries. No structural damage.” (more…)
“This weekend, Free shuttle buses replace trains between @Reagan_Airport, Crystal City, Pentagon City, Pentagon and Rosslyn on 3 routes. Blue Line Shuttle, DC-Airport Express Shuttle and Pentagon-Airport Shuttle. Details here.
Stations closed: Pentagon, Pentagon City and Crystal City”
Side note: Here’s a beautiful photo of
Reagan National by Adam Brockett: (more…)