Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC
“Due to deteriorating weather conditions, Metro is announcing the following service changes, effective as of 10:30 a.m. Wednesday:
Metrobus service is transitioning to a Severe Snow Plan, which will further limit service to major roadways only. Due to current road conditions, buses are subject to significant delays systemwide, and customers should travel only if absolutely necessary. For details about the Severe Snow Plan, visit: https://www.wmata.com/rider-
MetroAccess service is no longer accepting “outbound” trips due to current weather conditions. Service will continue to be provided only for customers who need to be transported back to their residences.
Metrorail continues to operate on a modified schedule. Trains are operating about every 12-15 minutes on each line. There are no issues to report on the rail system at this time.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Ted Eytan
I’m writing as a PSA. Thursday night I left a club downtown and got into what I thought was my Uber. He had rolled down his window and asked “Uber?” I stated my name and he said “yes, get in.” I was headed somewhere in Virginia about 20 minutes away and didn’t realize he headed towards Maryland. Admittedly I had been drinking and I would have noticed I was going in the wrong direction had I been sober but was looking down at my phone and wasn’t paying attention. He said he needed to pull over to get gas which I immediately thought was strange so I looked up my location, saw I wasn’t in Virginia and bolted out of the car booking it 10 blocks or so until I saw a security guard parked outside an apartment building. We called the cops so I could file a report and thankfully made it home safely. I can’t remember what the car or the driver looked like so unfortunately he’ll get away with it. It could have ended a lot worse and I’m thankful I made it out okay but want to remind everyone, especially women at night, to check the license plate and ask your driver for your name.”
“WRAP’s St. Patrick’s Day SoberRide® promo code will be posted at 2:00 pm, Saturday, March 17 on this webpage.”
Thanks to JP for sending from 17th and R Street, NW.
Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin
I’m so confused. I have a flight out of BWI March 21st. Was planning on taking the $7 MARC/ Penn Line ride from Union Station to BWI….and it’s not there anymore?
Anyone have any tips for getting to BWI outside of commuter hours??
Other Amtrak lines are ~$28 for the same route.”
Or rejoice. I’m willing to give them a try and we’ll definitely be revisiting in a few weeks to get some reviews. Thanks to Katie for sending from 14th and R Street, NW. I spotted these guys in Adams Morgan. Anyone happen to take a ride already from these guys or the previously introduced waybots?
At Thomas Circle looking north on 14th Street
Ed. Note: More info on the 14th Street Project here.
“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) advises motorists to expect lane closures, parking restrictions and traffic pattern changes on 14th Street NW between Thomas Circle and Florida Avenue from now through May 2019. (more…)
The following was written by PoPville contributor David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings.
via Rock and Roll Marathon’s website
This Saturday, the police will be towing all cars parked along the route of the United Airlines Rock ‘r Roll Marathon in Adams Morgan, a member of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 1C/Adams Morgan said at a regularly-scheduled monthly meeting last night (March 7)
Commissioner Wilson Reynolds (District 07) announced the “not happy” news that the route of the marathon must be clear of cars by 7am this Saturday (March 10) or the Metropolitan Police Department will start towing along both sides of Calvert Street and Columbia Road.
Wilson said he had attempted to work with the police to avoid this outcome, since it is unreasonable to ask all people in a densely-populated neighborhood like Adams Morgan to move their cars.
“Obviously, they just blew us off,” Reynolds said. (more…)
“Ever want a Metro-branded gift, t-shirt or souvenir with the iconic Metro map? You’ll now be able to take home the iconic Metro brand at M Shop, Metro’s brand new pop-up retail store conveniently located at Metro Center Station.
Metro will celebrate the grand opening of M Shop tomorrow (Wednesday, March 7, 2018) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The store is located inside Metro Center near the entrance at 12th and F streets.
M Shop will have something for just about everyone including (more…)
Ed. Note: This oughta change our commuting poll results in 2020.
Thanks to Joan for sending from Foggy Bottom: “So this is new…”
Waybots on the app store says:
“Waybots is the new fun, fast and simple way to get around your city. Download the free app to rent portable electric scooters by the minute.
How it works: (more…)