Photo by LaTur
“Amazon and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) today announced a goal to create more than 1,000 new affordable housing units at Metro Stations throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region. Amazon is committing $125 million in below-market capital to expedite development of affordable homes so that moderate- to low-income families in the National Capital Region can afford to live in communities with easy access to employment, schools, healthcare, education, and other amenities. The investment is part of Amazon’s Housing Equity Fund, a more than $2 billion commitment to preserve and create over 20,000 affordable homes through below-market loans and grants to housing partners, traditional and non-traditional public agencies, and minority-led organizations. Read More
From the National Park Service:
“The National Park Service (NPS) wants to hear how you would like to see the northern part of Beach Drive NW in Rock Creek Park managed in the future. On July 8, the NPS will host a virtual public meeting and begin a public engagement process to inform the future management of the section of Beach Drive that runs from Broad Branch Road NW to the Maryland border and adjoining roads.
Beginning in late April 2020, the NPS temporarily increased socially-distanced recreational opportunities for pedestrians and bicyclists on the northern section of Beach Drive and adjoining park roads by limiting drivers’ access during weekdays. Ross Drive NW and Sherrill Drive NW were also temporarily closed. Bingham Drive NW has been closed for construction. Read More
14th and P St, NW photo by Petty Davis
Thanks to Petty for sending around 3:43am: “Someone crashed their car into the bus stop at 14/P NW”
Update from MPD: “Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit announce an arrest has been made in a traffic fatality involving a single vehicle and a pedestrian that occurred on Sunday, June 13, 2021, in the 1500 block of 14th Street, Northwest.
At approximately 3:14 am, a Honda Civic mounted the ride side of the curb at the listed location. The vehicle then struck a pedestrian on a sidewalk at a Metro bus shelter. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.!–more–> The driver of the Honda Civic remained on scene.
The decedent’s identity is being withheld pending next of kin notification.
On Sunday, June 13, 2021, 29 year-old Gerald Lewis, of Northeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Murder II, Driving Under the Influence, and Reckless Driving.”
Thanks to Tori and yung for sending this morning:<
“something happened at 14th and P… forensics on scene”
“the 14th and P bus stop obliterated. Hopefully everyone is okay. Avoid area.”
via google maps
“The Fourth District is investigating an Unlawful Discharge of a weapon that occurred on June 12, 2021, at approximately 4:05 pm in the 900 block of Longfellow Street NW. Anyone with information or video is asked to contact the Fourth District at 202-727-9099 or Text 50411.”
and from MPD at 12:12am:
“Shooting at 5th & Kennedy St, NW. No lookout.”
A reader reported: “We heard like 8 shots at midnight…”
Update from MPD:
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fourth District seek the public’s assistance identifying a suspect in reference to an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) offense that occurred on Saturday, June 12, 2021, in the 4100 block of Georgia Avenue, Northwest.
At approximately 12:08 am, members of the Fourth District responded to the listed location for the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, members located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
The suspect was captured by a surveillance camera and can be seen in the photos below:
Anyone who can identify this individual or has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.”
Updates on any and all if more info is released.
Now that metro is getting back to good…
“As part of Metro’s investment in safety and reliability, construction will begin in July on the first of two major capital projects on the Red Line that will upgrade the tunnel ventilation system and repair deteriorating platform canopies. The work is expected to cause significant impacts for customers, with around-the-clock single tracking and station closures.
“It is important that we continue with this safety critical work so that we are ready and able to resume normal operations as the region reopens,” said Metro General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld. “We will be working around the clock, seven-days a week, to maximize efficiencies and allow us to get the work done more quickly.”
Beginning Saturday, July 17, and continuing through Sunday, August 29, Metro and its contractor will install new, more powerful fans in the tunnels between Woodley Park and Cleveland Park as part of a pilot project to improve tunnel safety in the event of a smoke or fire emergency. Read More
Ashley reports: “Wheels and airbag taken overnight. Walgreens parking lot at Rhode Island Avenue and Franklin NE in Brookland. Honda was specifically targeted. 10 other cars parked next to this one were not touched.”
Thanks to Mary for sending from Logan Circle. And for inquiring minds, the license plate was: Virginia!
Photo by Chris Williams
From AlertDC: “The United States Air Force, Air Combat Command, will conduct a fly over in the National Capitol Region (Arlington National Cemetery) on Friday, June 11, 2021 at 9:50 AM.”
Photo by Bekah Richards
“Metro’s Board of Directors today approved improvements to Metrobus and Metrorail service and fares that will support the region’s recovery and encourage more customers to return to transit.
Rail service will be extended to midnight, seven days a week, in July, and other bus and rail service improvements and fare changes will start being implemented in the Fall, beginning Labor Day weekend, as many in the region prepare to go back to work and school.
“This package of service and fare changes makes it easier for riders to return to Metro and give transit a try,” said Metro Board Chair Paul C. Smedberg. “The Board today voted to provide more frequent trains and buses, addresses the historic transfer fee to promote connecting from bus to rail, and includes special weekend fares that will encourage visitors and area families to take transit as they start traveling again.”
Dates of key service changes and improvements will be detailed in future announcements. The improvements approved by the Board today include: Read More
I am wondering if someone can give me information on what the “period remaining value” means in your WMATA balance?
Like a lot of people, I stopped filling my SmartBenefits order/tax free method of loading mySmartTrip card in April 2020. I’ve only ridden the metro/bus a handful of times since then and when I tapped my card last time, the turnstile indicated that my current balance on the card was over $1,000! Read More
Connecticut and Jefferson Pl, NW
“MPD reports the 1200 Block of Connecticut Avenue NW is closed until further notice for water service repairs. Please use an alternate route.”
Thanks to AJ for sending around 12:35pm.
And Mike: Read More