*Safe regarding Coronavirus/Covid-19…
As many federal agencies begin to require staff return to the office, @wmata isn't doing enough to make people feel safe. If they don't take more decisive action (visible deep cleaning and masking enforcement), ridership is going to stay down for a LONG time. @PoPville https://t.co/dNWslkt54U
— Cobun (not covid) Zweifel-Keegan (@cobun) July 6, 2020
To the polls:
Photo by Tim Brown
“Work on the Green and Yellow lines will continue through mid-July in the segments outlined below. Once this work is completed, Metro’s summer track work will move over to the Red Line from mid-July to August.
Metro will actively monitor ridership – which is currently extremely light – to ensure that the work does not cause unintended impacts as the region begins the initial stages of recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Why is Metro doing this work, and why now?
Currently, ridership levels are extremely low (down 90-95 percent), and buses are able to run in place of trains without traffic delays. Metro is taking advantage of these conditions to schedule around-the-clock track work in selected areas to keep critical maintenance and reliability projects on schedule. By doing this, Metro is working to offset potential delays to the project schedule as a result of Covid-19 safety protocols, supply chain delays, and workforce availability challenges.
July 6-18, 2020
Work zone: Green LineYellow LineU Street to Fort Totten
Stations closed: Columbia Heights and Georgia Ave-Petworth
Customer impact: Read More
“On Saturday, July 4, 2020, Fourth of July related activity, along with First Amendment demonstrations, will take place in the District of Columbia. In conjunction with these events, there will be extensive street closures that motorists should take into consideration.
The following streets will be closed beginning at 6:00 p.m. on July 3, 2020 to 11:59 p.m. on July 4, 2020:
Independence Avenue, SW from 17th Street and Ohio Drive, SW
23rd Street, NW from Constitution Avenue, NW to Memorial Bridge
Henry Bacon Drive from Constitution Avenue, NW to Memorial Circle
The following streets will be posted as Emergency No Parking from approximately 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. and closed to vehicular traffic from 6:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.: Read More
I took an electric scooter from Connecticut & K to 9th & K – at 17th my scooter slowed down to a crawl – I thought it was broken so I tried to stop and park it but it was a no park zone. As soon as I hit 14th it sped up again. I’ve never experienced a scooter slowing down in certain areas – is that new?? Has anyone else experienced that??”
Oof, thanks to Katrina for sending the above: “In Petworth this morning. Did it rain bowling balls last night?”
And in Navy Yard last night: Read More
Photo by Bradley Lautenbach
Thanks to all how messaged us the new crosswalk at 17th and P Street, NW in Dupont Circle. Read More
2nd and K Street, NE
This is a curious one. Thanks to JJ for sending: “why can’t you take a right in the middle of the night? (K&2nd NE and others along K NE)”
Ed. Note: Covid-19 Mon-Fri Service
5:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Covid-19 Sat-Sun Service
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
“Metro today announced that 15 rail stations that had been closed as part of the transit agency’s Covid-19 response will reopen on Sunday, June 28. In addition, beginning Monday, June 29, buses will be added to the system’s 14 busiest bus lines to provide more capacity and more frequent service as the region reopens.
The following stations will reopen on Sunday, June 28. Read More
17th and Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Thanks to Jessica for sending an update yesterday from in front of the White House: “15th and 17th are now open without high fencing. You can walk through on either side but not in the middle which is still under construction.”
“On Friday, June 19, 2020, Saturday, June 20, 2020 and Sunday, June 21, 2020, multiple First Amendment demonstrations are scheduled to occur throughout the District of Columbia. In conjunction with these events, there will be street closures and restrictions that motorists should take into consideration:
The following streets will be posted as Emergency No Parking for the demonstrations beginning on Friday, June 19, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. and extending through Sunday, June 21, 2020 to 11:59 p.m.: Read More