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by Prince Of Petworth September 22, 2018 at 1:05 pm 0


Photo by Jenny A-S NPS

National Park Service Rep. updates this morning:

NB Rock Creek Parkway remains closed today. Please avoid NB Pkwy if at all possible- recommend getting off at Virginia Ave. All NB traffic diverted at Mass Ave exit.”


Photo by Jenny A-S NPS

From yesterday:

“Engineers from @USDOTFHWA are responding to assess the full extent of the problem. Drivers should expect long delays and closures through at least tonight.”

“Crews evaluating a large pothole on Rock Creek Parkway north of Waterside Dr. 2 northbound lanes diverted onto Waterside Dr. 2 southbound lanes currently open to northbound traffic. Long delays, avoid the area if possible. Be prepared for changing conditions & traffic patterns.”

by Prince Of Petworth September 18, 2018 at 2:10 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood

Ed. Note: To be clear, OP is kidding around with this note, I mean it happened but obviously she is kidding around. I preface this because history has taught me that some will be confused.

“Dear PoPville,

I may have fallen for someone this weekend… I can’t stop thinking about this guy I encountered in Rock Creek Park. (Fair warning: this might be long, but why should love have a character limit?)

It was a beautiful Sunday in the park, and people were out picnicking, biking, hiking, running, and walking. As I ran past Peirce Mill, a cyclist caught my eye – swarthy, lean, coral shorts. Fortunately the opportunity to initiate contact presented itself: he had sped by the sign instructing cyclists to walk their bikes. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 14, 2018 at 3:35 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Beau Finley

From WMATA:

“Summary of Metrorail weekend service changes for Saturday, September 15 & Sunday, September 16:

Green Line trains operate regular weekend service
Free shuttle buses replace Red Line trains between Twinbrook and Medical Center
Orange, Silver, Blue and Yellow Line trains operate every 26 minutes all day Saturday and after 10PM Sunday

Red Line
Buses replace trains between Medical Center and Twinbrook

Red Line trains will operate regular weekend intervals between Shady Grove & Twinbrook and Medical Center & Glenmont.

Free shuttle buses will operate between Twinbrook, White Flint, Grosvenor-Strathmore and Medical Center. Please allow an additional 10 minutes travel time per station stop.

Stations closed: White Flint and Grosvenor-Strathmore. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 13, 2018 at 10:45 am 0

A reader reports:

“This morning, I was putting away the trash cans and I found this bird scooter stashed under under my deck in Petworth.

Looks like someone destroyed it…and then literally “gave me the bird”.”

Courtney asks:

“have you heard about e-scooters being hidden? I’m seeing it more and more, I suspect this is why scooters are often not where my app says they are.”

by Prince Of Petworth September 10, 2018 at 12:55 pm 0

From WMATA:

“Metro is working to provide faster, better bus service by going cash-free on selected limited-stop MetroExtra routes and is seeking feedback from the public before implementing the change.

Passenger boarding and fare payment can take up to 25 percent of a bus route’s travel time. Research shows that cash payments take significantly longer than SmarTrip® taps, and takes even longer when customers add value to a SmarTrip card at the farebox. These transactions cause the bus to hold longer at the bus stop, resulting in a longer trip for all riders.

On designated cash-free routes, customers pay fare with a pre-loaded SmarTrip® card only. Cash and coins are not accepted and customers cannot add value to their SmarTrip card at the farebox. This makes boarding quicker because customers simply tap their card and board, instead of conducting more time-consuming transactions.

Metro is currently conducting a cash-free pilot program on a single route, the 79 MetroExtra along Georgia Ave/7th Street NW. The six-month pilot project runs through December 2018.

Metro is considering going cash-free on the following limited-stop routes: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 7, 2018 at 12:35 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Beau Finley

From WMATA:

“Metro Transit Police and the DC Metropolitan Police Department will conduct a full-scale law enforcement exercise on Sunday morning on the Red Line upper level at Gallery Place Station.

The live exercise will focus on preparation for an active threat on the Metrorail system and will simulate real-world conditions to test multi-agency response, coordination, and on-scene communication between first responders, rail operations staff and support personnel.

More than 100 emergency responders and staff are expected to participate in the exercise.

The exercise will begin at 7 a.m. and is expected to end no later than 2 p.m. DC Fire and EMS will also participate in the exercise.

Customer Information
During the exercise, the Red Line platforms at Metro Center and Gallery Place will be closed to the public. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 4, 2018 at 3:10 pm 0


via Capital Bikeshare

From Capital Bikeshare:

“The wait is almost over! The new ebikes, known as Capital Bikeshare Plus, are battery operated pedal-assist bicycles and are part of a pilot that will run through November. Capital Bikeshare Plus ebikes will integrate seamlessly with the existing system and can be docked at any station.

With a motor that will give you a boost up to 18 mph, you’ll feel the thrill of the Capital Bikeshare Plus as you soar across the city. (more…)

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