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Just Following GPS?


Photo by Beth Scott. Ed. Note: Alabama plates

Thanks to Beth for sending around noon yesterday:

“Someone not only turned onto the streetcar bridge but kept driving until he hit the literal tracks.”

Most folks thought Lyft/Uber driver but I’m going with following the GPS given the Alabama license plates.

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“Dear PoPville,

Has anyone else noted how terrible the streetcar signs are? The contrast is terrible. I can barely make out when the next streetcar is coming when I stand in front of the sign, much less across the street trying to decide if I should cross to take it. Why would they put these up? They should have taken a note from WMATA, their signs are at least legible.”

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From DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT), along with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), invite you to public meetings on Tuesday, January 23, and Wednesday, January 24, to provide an update on the Union Station to Georgetown (USGT) Streetcar Environmental Assessment (EA) and to discuss potential storage and maintenance sites that have been identified for the new USGT streetcar vehicles. Read More

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Thanks to Clifton for sending Sunday morning:

“When you drive your car onto the tracks at 3 am–“


Photo by Kevin Gilligan

Kevin reports:

“Pretty nasty accident between police cruiser and sedan this morning at 7 and S. Heard the crash!”

MPD Chief Newsham reports:

“At 4:47 am a female MPD officer rear-ended an uber driver on 7th and R Streets NW. Both were hospitalized for non-life-threatening injuries”

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