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by Prince Of Petworth May 25, 2018 at 3:15 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Jonathan Rogers

From MPD:

“On Sunday, May 27, 2018, the 2018 Rolling Thunder Event will be conducting their annual procession in the District of Columbia. In conjunction with this event, there will be several street closures that motorists should take into consideration:

The following streets will be closed:

Sunday, May 27, 2018, from approximately 10:30 am to 4:00 pm

Constitution Avenue, NW from 23rd Street, NW to 3rd Street, NW
23rd Street, NW from Constitution Avenue, NW to Memorial Bridge
3rd Street, NW from Constitution Avenue, NW to Independence Avenue SW
Independence Avenue, SW from 3rd Street, SW to 23rd Street, SW

The following streets will be posted as Emergency No Parking from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Constitution Avenue, NW from 23rd Street, NW to 3rd Street, NW
23rd Street, NW from Constitution Avenue, NW to Memorial Bridge
3rd Street, NW from Constitution Avenue, NW to Independence Avenue SW
Independence Avenue, SW from 3rd Street, SW to 23rd Street, SW”

From WMATA: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth May 24, 2018 at 5:18 pm 0

Thanks to Russ for sending. MPD reports:

“Update – Crash with rollover 4400 Blk. of Conn. Ave NW. No entrapment. 4 patients being evaluated. All SB Lanes BLOCKED – Traffic gets by in NB Lane USSS is handling the scene – MPD assisting w/Traffic Control”

by Prince Of Petworth May 23, 2018 at 3:15 pm 0

Thanks to Ruth for passing on from Lyft:

“Oppose DC’s Ridesharing Tax

DC’s City Council is considering a 500% increase in taxes on Lyft rides. We need your help to keep Lyft affordable in the District.

Ed. Note: From the Washington Post:

“The proposal, which had first been floated in budget documents released this week, would raise the “gross receipts tax” on Uber, Lyft and Via ride-hailing services from 1 to 6 percent, rather than the 4.75 percent Bowser had proposed. The mayor sought the tax increase as a way to help raise money for the District’s $178 million share of dedicated funding for the Metro rail system.”

If approved, this tax will be one of the highest on Lyft in the country. It will make Lyft less affordable for the many District residents who count on us for reliable transportation – particularly those who live far from transit or need rides when transit doesn’t operate.

We’ve collaborated with DC City Council since arriving in the District in 2013, and we will continue to work with them to make transportation affordable and accessible for all. But they need to hear from passengers like you about this proposed tax. Take a moment to send them a message.”

by Prince Of Petworth May 20, 2018 at 4:51 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Lorie Shaull

From WMATA:

“Metrorail will remain open an additional hour Monday night for fans attending the Capitals v. Lightning game at CapitalOne Arena.

The $100,000 cost associated with keeping open the 234-mile, 91-station Metrorail system for an additional hour is being funded by Uber.

“Planes, trains, and automobiles – it’s going to take it all to get the Caps a win on Monday and then back to Tampa to close out the series,” said Mayor Muriel Bowser. “The more fans we have out the better, and the more transportation options the better. Thank you, Uber, for helping move our city and this series forward.”

by Prince Of Petworth May 18, 2018 at 4:30 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Beau Finley

From WMATA:

“Here is a summary of Metrorail service changes for Saturday, May 19 & Sunday, May 20 to allow for safety and maintenance work:

Highlights

Green Line trains operate regular weekend service.
Free shuttle buses replace Red Line trains between Van Ness and Dupont Circle.
Silver Line trains operate every 24 minute, Wiehle-Reston East to Ballston.
Orange and Blue line trains operate every 24 minutes.
Yellow Line trains operate every 24 minutes, Huntington to Mt Vernon Sq. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth May 17, 2018 at 10:45 am 0

Not just 550 Feet!!

From the Office of Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd:

“I have some exciting news to share. Councilmember Todd has heard (and shares) your concerns about the state of Piney Branch Parkway. After engaging in talks with the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the National Park Service (NPS), Councilmember Todd is announcing that DDOT will fully repave Piney Branch Pkwy from Arkansas Avenue to Beach Drive within the next few weeks. That’s all the information I have to share with you at this time. I’ll let you know if I learn more.”

by Prince Of Petworth May 16, 2018 at 3:30 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Ted Eytan

“Dear PoPville,

The relevant details: I’ll be moving from Los Angeles to DC this summer. My new job will likely be in Tyson’s Corner (blech). My girlfriend lives in Columbia Heights. I will have a car.

So: Where should I live that maximizes the advantages of living in DC (cool area! preferably not hours away from her) while still not providing a hideous reverse commute to and from Tyson’s. I will keep my car, so this would not have to necessarily be near a metro stop. She suggested Foggy Bottom, which seems boring. (I grew up in DC, but it’s been about a decade since I’ve lived here, so any help you can give is much appreciated.)

Tl;dr: Please tell me where to live that’s cool in DC but that won’t make me want to kill myself on my commute to and from Tyson’s every day.”

by Prince Of Petworth May 16, 2018 at 12:40 pm 0


Photos by PoPville flickr user nevermindtheend

Thanks to nevermindtheend for the sending:

“So there were ADAPT protesters blocking the roadway on F Street between 6th and 7th yesterday, right at the peak of the PM rush. (Information about the protest here.) Police decided that it was a good idea to let cars out of the parking lot on the south side of the street and direct them ONTO THE SIDEWALK on the north side of the street so they could get to 7th Street.

To do this, access to Gallery Place Station was completely blocked off to pedestrians walking westbound on F Street. There was no warning at 6th Street that the sidewalk was closed 3/4 of the way down the street and police didn’t even bother to alternate letting cars through and letting pedestrians through. It’s quite clear that this city prioritized cars over people.”

Update from the Chief of Police:

by Prince Of Petworth May 15, 2018 at 3:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

This past Sunday evening, I boarded a 30N bus on Capitol Hill to head to Georgetown and sat in the first row of the back section. A couple of stops after I got on, three teenagers, one girl and two guys, boarded and sat in the very back behind me. A few minutes later, I heard smacking sounds and turned to see the girl and one of the guys starting to physically fight and shout at each other. (more…)

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