Ed. Note: Just heard a story on this from Hear and Now “When Traffic Apps Turn Shortcuts Into Travel Nightmares”.
Know anything about what appears to be a change in the traffic pattern on Emerson Street between 13th and 16th? New Do Not Enter signs, but no “one way” signs or “change I traffic pattern” signs.
I’m hearing it’s because Waze was directing more traffic down those blocks. That being said signage should be better and clearer (stop signs are still up going the wrong direction) and there should be some indicating a change in traffic pattern.”
Another reader asks: “what’s with Emerson going one way with no warning or neighborhood input?”
4th and H St, NE
Following up on Saturday 3:15pm, thanks to Chase for sending: “H Street, NE eastbound 400 block. Looks like it happened around 520 or so.”
Ed. Note: Car drivers, don’t forget to use your mirrors before exiting.
A reader reports:
“Looks like street car clipped the mirron on an ambulance at 14th & H. I don’t see any reason to have that lane at a standstill. Just have the cops take the info, and move on and take the car out of service.”
Wowza thanks to Mark for sending. Well here’s to hoping. What do you think a ticket’ll cost?
Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop. NY-DC in 29 mins.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 20, 2017
Wondering if you knew what’s up with TSA doing random security checks at the Columbia Heights metro this morning?”
We’ve spoken frequently about Metro Transit Police inspections but this is the first I’m hearing of TSA security. Anyone else see increased security at other stations? If so, did you notice if it was TSA or Metro Transit Police?
Photo by PoPville flickr user bajidc
“General Manager & CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld announced today that a track department supervisor has been dismissed for abuse of overtime, and others are under administrative review.
“It is disturbing and disappointing that any employee would misuse overtime. The supervisor in this matter has been dismissed effective immediately,” said Wiedefeld. “As stewards of the public’s trust, all of us at Metro must hold ourselves to a standard of conduct that is above suspicion and reproach. We have a code of ethics that prohibits abuse of employment here for private gain.”
The administrative review was prompted by an interim report from Metro’s Office of Inspector General, which is conducting an ongoing investigation into overtime fraud. (more…)
Photo via WMATA
Metro crushing the coffee scene.
“Need coffee? A SmarTrip® and a visit to participating @DCDunkin locations can get any sized hot/iced coffee for only $1.49.”
Side note: Sunday HipCityVeg closed an hour early so that “our staff gets home safely with the new Metro schedule.”
Full Disclosure: I still love Dunkin and will be taking advantage of this offer.
Martha reports Sunday just after 2pm:
“Insane crash on western ave just off the circle – the telephone pole is cracked in two spots and being held up by a small crane. Tons of pepco trucks.”
At 9:19 this morning Alert DC reports:
“DDOT reports Western Ave at Chevy Chase Circle, NW is clear. All lanes are open.”
“Anyone know what happened? Taxi flipped at 14th and L NW around 11:30pm on Sunday. I was driving by and police hadn’t shown up yet. Seems the driver was still in the car. Hoping everyone is okay!! People were surrounding it trying to help.”